Beside executive officer of the Drone Flight Academy, Captain Starreveld is an active commercial pilot with extensive experience in aviation safety management systems and flight instruction. After obtaining a university degree in Aeronautical Engineering he held various positions in different management positions at airlines and the Civil Aviation Authority of The Netherlands.
Pilot training in manned aviation has proven its benefits from both safety and economical points of view. Unmanned aviation is still aviation. In order for the industry to mature the implementation of pilot training is paramount to establish a safety record, and operate efficiently.