xCraft and ASSURE leaders featured as keynotes during UAS Tech Forum
JD Claridge admits he has always had an affinity for things that fly. After all, he was just seven years old and living in northern Idaho when he attempted to build his first aircraft: a glider made out of duct tape and rebar he got out of his barn. Claridge is co-founder of xCraft, a drone company located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho that develops innovative vehicles for the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry, including its flagship product, the hybrid X PlusOne, the PhoneDrone Ethos and its most recent offering, the x2 Geo. As one of the keynote speakers for the UAS Tech Forum August 30-31 in Wichita, Kansas, Claridge will share his thoughts on the present state of the UAS industry and where he thinks it is heading, and how an appearance two years ago on ABC’s “Shark Tank” impacted his company in ways he would have never imagined. Read More..