Christopher Todd, Executive Director, Airborne International Response Team (AIRT)
Christopher Todd is the founder and president of Airborne Response®, a Miami-based provider of Mission Critical Unmanned Solutions® for government and industry. Airborne Response used unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – commonly referred to as “drones” – to capture aerial imagery and data in the world’s most challenging environments.
Chris also serves as the executive director of the Airborne International Response Team (AIRT®), a Florida-registered 501(c)3 non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides unmanned aviation capabilities to help people prepare for, respond to, and recover from complex emergencies and major disasters. Mr. Todd is a command staff member of the Florida Region 7 All-Hazards Incident Management Team (FL-AHIMT-7) based out of the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue department.
As a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®) and FAA-certified remote pilot, Chris excels at leading complex industrial, critical infrastructure, and disaster response flight operations. He has flown day and night UAS operations during hurricane response and recovery operations, structure collapses, aircraft accidents, and many other types of incidents.