Bob Cunningham

Bob Cunningham

Flight Operations and Technical Manager
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Robert (Coach) Cunningham served a 26 year Air Force career as a world-wide airlift and combat special operations flyer, completing his active duty career in the military space program. His career allowed extensive experience in the operational test and evaluation and front-line integration of leading edge aerospace systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering, Masters in Organizational Management and Law, and a Masters in International Strategies. Prior to entering USAF flight training, he built and operated the Air Force’s premier multi-media color television production center – awarded a TV Emmy for Technical Innovations. Coach is widely known as the Director of Operations for the development and test of the Tomahawk Cruise Missile. Completing his active duty career at Air Force Space Command, he was the Director of Plans and Programs including space assets negotiations with allied governments, Legislative Liaison, and oversaw the integration of the NORAD-Space Command Cheyenne Mountain C4ISR upgrade programs. Coach was the Test Director and Technical Advisor providing operations planning and flight testing on the Nevada Test and Training Range for some of today’s best known manufacturers of autonomous aircraft in collaboration with the Departments of Energy and Air Force. Presently on assignment with the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems as their Chief Scientist for Data Management and test range airspace development working with FAA officials, and helping plan and manage UAS operational test and evaluation programs for NASA, Department of Transportation, Nevada’s First Responders, and commercial companies such as Switch, General Electric, Drone America, Uber, and Amazon Prime Air.

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