About Our Team

The Terra Vigilis team consists of subject matter experts with backgrounds in computer information systems, radio frequency engineering, law enforcement, military counter terror operations, and professional aviation. All of the Terra Vigilis principals are FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot certified.

CAPT. Timothy Tyre USN (ret)

President, CEO, Terra Vigilis

Certified flight instructor (CFI, LSA) Pilot

Director Aviation Science Program at Carroll University (Waukesha, WI)

Director Aviation Science Program at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy

FAA Safety Team Lead Representative and Remedial Trainer

FAA certified commercial drone pilot. (Part 107)

Lt Colonel John Palese, USAF (ret)

CSO

Retired American Airlines, Captain & Line Check Airman

Certified flight instructor (CFII) Pilot

Adjunct Professor Aviation Science at Carroll University (Waukesha, WI)

Adjunct Professor Aviation Science at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy

FAA Safety Team Lead Representative and Remedial Trainer

FAA certified commercial drone pilot. (Part 107)

George Sargent, Phd

CTO

Professor Emeritus – University of Wisconsin – Whitewater – Computer Information Systems

Senior Project Manager – Electronic Data Systems

Mechanical Engineering at General Motors

FAA certified commercial drone pilot. (Part 107)

Patrick (PJ) Kirkpatrick, II a.k.a The Drone Guy

COO, Terra Vigilis

Chief Operating Officer, Terra Vigilis, Inc.

Experienced Radio Frequency Engineer at Sprint & consultant to AT&T and Verizon

Founder, Nomad Aerial Solutions, Inc.

Treasurer of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Advocacy Network

FAA Safety Team Representative

Assistant Organizer of Milwaukee Drone User Group

FAA certified commercial drone pilot. (Part 107) with extensive commercial experience

Drone U Elite Pilot

Michael Mortensen

CDO, Terra Vigilis

Professor – Carroll University – Graphic Communications

Founder, RAVEstudio,Inc – Digital Media Solutions

NASA Manned Systems Division – United States Research Assistant

UX/UI Designer at GE

FAA Safety Team Representative

FAA certified commercial drone pilot. (Part 107)

FEMA – NIMS baseline training

Timely Support

Innovative Ideas

Advanced Technology

Clear Communication

Recent Blog Posts

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Step Up Your Game – Drone Cinematography

It takes more than just viewing your monitor to set up your drone shot.  You will need to understand the film and photography settings available to you within your flight application.  I teach Carroll University students DSLR camera specific filming techniques and the same techniques apply to drones.

Recent Projects

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Get In Touch.

If you are interested in working together, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!