I’m Tera Schroeder, the Connected Aircraft Product Manager at Skyward, a Verizon company. I’m responsible for products that connect drones to the Verizon network and to Skyward for flight management services. We’re really trying to make it easier for customers to fly drones farther and do even more.
My aviation background starts with 18 years working with commercial air transport aircraft. I’ve been through many TC and STC certification programs for Part 25 aircraft. I’ve designed systems and operational procedures for the Boeing 737 and 787 and the Embraer E1/E2 regional jets; and for business jets like the Gulfstream GVI and Bombardier Global. And now I get to work with drones and find new ways of connecting these aircraft and making them easier to fly.