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Gary Fearis, Lead Drone Pilot Dayton Power & Light, DP&L

As an operations planner, Gary was always looking for new approaches to his job. With encouragement from his manager, Gary raised his hand to attend flight school to become certified as a drone pilot. His skill operating an “eye in the sky” has revealed endless opportunities in the operations and maintenance of assets. It has become a technology to help diagnose problems quickly, while avoiding hazardous work.

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