Everyone loves a good origin story.
We tend to explore compelling beginnings of people who are out there trying to make an impact and changing the world- and David Roush is one of those.
Today, he is changing the game in the drone industry and helps in leading the fight against the coronavirus. But before all that, just like everyone else, David has a story to tell.
David was a former US Marine who spent years in Asia, assisting with humanitarian aid for Japan during the catastrophic earthquake that happened way back in 2011. He also did support work with the governments of the Philippines, Thailand, and South Korea. On top of his military training, David was proficient in different disciplines such as Shiri-Riu, Shorin-Riu, Iaido, Aiki Jujitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and boxing.
After serving in the military, David decided to study Aeronautics at Liberty University, all while simultaneously starting his companies: an online marketing firm, a real estate company, a landscape company, then, a bitcoin company. But after flying private jets all over the East Coast, he became intrigued by drones and later on, founded his fifth company, Aerie Collective.
The goal of Aerie Collective is to enhance the infrastructure of the drone industry and create a sustainable future for all types of drone flights. Through the use of hydrogen fuel cells, they can increase UAV efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint. This does not only help pilots but also the planet. David and his team at Aerie Collective have been leading both the hydrogen movement and the disruption of the commercial drone industry.
And in these challenging times, Aerie Collective has a huge responsibility to fulfill. David did not think twice and immediately rose to the challenge. He and the team figured out that drones are being used around the world to assist in the fight against COVID-19, so they found a way to do it in North California.
“We believe that drones can save the world,” David noted. Today, drones can help by delivering life-saving medicines to those who cannot go out, transporting COVID-19 tests directly from the testing center to the CDC or hospital, refreshing protective equipment stores for first responders, and so much more.
But he is not stopping there. David is also doing what it takes to come up with ways to help the communities affected endure this period of uncertainty. When the viral pandemic comes to an end, Aerie will be at the forefront of helping restore the nation.
The Hydrogen Drones can assist in keeping drone deliveries going while high-risk people are still distancing, delivering resources to those hit hardest by the virus. These incredible drones can also be used for many standard operations outside of emergencies, search and rescue operations, emergency medical deliveries, and monitoring crash sites before first responders can arrive.
And looking ahead into the future, David commits the business into developing programs to assist in emergencies in the future. “The world was drastically underprepared for COVID-19. We never want that to happen again,” David stated.
Indeed, David is one of those entrepreneurs who has already changed the game even before entering the market. Simply put, Aerie Collective is winning the game.