Meet the Team
Gus Calderon is a Commercial Pilot with 28 years of aviation experience and worked closely with the FAA while developing and operating a Part 135 air charter company based in Carlsbad, CA. He began building RC aircraft in 1977 and has been building and flying drones since 2009. Gus has conducted thousands of flight operations and has over a decade of UAS field experience.
In 2013, Gus was selected as a member of Lady Gaga’s design and development team for her “Flying Dress” which was named the Volantis. On November 10, 2013, Gus successfully flew Lady Gaga on the Volantis at the ArtPop album release concert in Brooklyn, NY.
Gus has a background in the earth sciences and has decades of technical writing experience. He has written operating manuals that met the certification requirement of the FAA, NIST, and NRC. His combined aviation and technical writing experience give Airspace Consulting a unique advantage with the technical writing requirements for drone operations.
Maha Calderon is a Commercial Pilot and FAA Certified Flight Instrument Instructor (CFII) with 20 years of aviation experience. Maha has an academic background in journalism and is a published writer, graphic designer, commercial photographer and video editor.
Maha is exceptionally familiar FAA regulations and has been committed to the cause of establishing safety guidelines for small UAS. At Airspace Consulting, she is responsible for editing the technical documents for commercial UAS operations.
Jonathan Rupprecht, Esq., is an experienced attorney in Commercial Drone Law and an FAA certified flight instructor. Jonathan has successfully obtained numerous waivers and exemptions for many of his clients.
Jonathan authored a book on the law pertaining to unmanned aircraft in the United States called "Drones: Their Many Civilian Uses and the U.S. Laws Surrounding Them." This book is currently being used as a textbook at multiple universities around the U.S. as part of their UAS degree programs.