Bob Pratico

  • Licensed Private Pilot, Single Engine Land, 1970 (before I had a driver's license)

  • Instrument Rating 1973

  • 107 Certification

  • Married 44 years to Debbie as of Dec 2019

  • Aerospace Engineer, GA Tech

  • MAJ, US Army, Retired

  • 20 years active duty, Air Defense Artillery

  • Extensive experience with firearms; qualified Expert with the .45 pistol

  • Experience as an Inspector General

  • Deployed the first Patriot Missile Fire Units to Israel and Saudi Arabia, as the System Integration & Checkout (SICO) Team Chief

  • Legion of Merit awarded from US Army

  • Aerospace Engineer with Raytheon 24 years (still employed there)

  • Flew RC helicopters before drones (now THAT's an expensive hobby)

  • Immediately Realized the SAR potential for drones

  • Concert pianist for 10 years; now National/International Ballroom Dance Competitor - see here

  • Theologian; almost attended Seminary