Edward Capovani – Founder – CEO
Private pilot – ASEL
FAA Part 107 small unmanned aircraft system remote pilot and COA Mission Commander
Member of the Albany County Sheriff’s Drone Unit.
Co-founder Capovani Brothers Inc., trading internationally in refurbished scientific, semiconductor manufacturing and related technology equipment since 1987.
Co-founder Dynaprice.com, delivering internet based business systems facilitating the internal redeployment of surplus assets and providing promotion via the internet since 1999.
Lee is a Chief Deputy with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office Command Staff. He is also the Albany County Sheriff’s Office Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Chief Pilot and has previously served as the Sheriff’s Office Critical Incident Emergency Management Unit Commander for the past several years. Lee has over 31 years of law enforcement experience with training in emergency management, HazMat, WMD and search and rescue
Lee is a FAA certified Part 107 sUAS remote pilot and COA Mission Commander. He has developed the Albany County Sheriff’s Office sUAS program, Jurisdictional Certificate of Authorization, Concept of Operations, General Order, and other necessary forms and document to operate a sUAS program. The Albany County Sheriff’s Office sUAS program is recognized across New York State as a comprehensive sUAS program and is a benchmark for others. The Albany County Sheriff’s Office has been instrumental in assisting several local, state and federal agencies in developing their sUAS programs across New York State.
The Albany County Sheriff’s Office UAS Unit assisted the National Center for Security and Preparedness at the University of Albany in developing a five-day UAS Basic Operators Course for public safety emergency first responders. The course is a combination two-day ground school and a three-day flight training segment designed to prepare participants to conduct safe and ethical UAS operations. The course is offered by New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) at the New York State Preparedness Training Center (STPC) in Oriskany, New York. Students attending this first of its kind training in New York State included members of the FBI, New York State Police, Office of Fire Prevention and Control, NYPD, FDNY and other local emergency first responders. Instruction included legal and ethical UAS operations, flight authorizations, crew resource management, pre-flight decision making, risk analysis, mission planning, record keeping, photography and video, practical flight exercises and scenarios.
The Albany County Sheriff’s Office is a member of the National Council on Public Safety UAS (NCPSU), Airborne Law Enforcement Association, UAS for Public Safety Working Group, Fire Drones Working Group, Search and Rescue Drones Working Group, and FAA Approved sUAS Operators Group
Mr. Disick is a Lieutenant with the City of Albany Department of Fire and Emergency Services, assigned to Engine Company 5 and operates the departments fire boat, Marine One. As a firefighter Disick was assigned to the Rescue Squad, the cities heavy rescue company. A Nationally Certified Fire Service Instructor Level II, he is also certified as a Municipal Fire Instructor and is one of the primary instructors at the departments recruit academy and training division. He has been published in Fire Rescue magazine and has written or been consulted on a variety of technical rescue topics included in emergency services texts, and has been a curriculum committee member for multiple technical rescue disciplines.
He has been in public safety for over 23 years. His love of aviation comes from 8 years working as a flight paramedic on a public safety rescue helicopter. He is a licensed FAA Part 107 small unmanned aircraft system remote pilot, a member of the Albany County Sherriff’s Drone Unit and is a certified COA Mission Commander. Disick has served as a Rescue Squad Officer and Rescue Specialist with New York Task Force 2, the state’s Urban/Search and Rescue team.