Georgia Airports Association Webinar Series 2023 - Session 1

Tuesday March 28, 2023 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

ADSB Operations Tracking at Your Airport

ADSB tracking  

Speakers Les Goldsmith, Virtower and Dwight Albritton - Airport Manager KCZL

Les GoldsmithLes Goldsmith is an Australian Army Veteran, Rotary Wing Pilot and President of Virtower. Les has spent the last 16 years developing sensor systems for detection of nation state electronic surveillance targeting US critical infrastructure and personnel. Les is a contracted subject matter expert on cellular network vulnerabilities to the US Department of Homeland Security, conducting investigations into new cellular network threats impacting 2G, 3G, LTE and 5G networks. In 2019 the newly established Virtower began research into the current aircraft tracking solutions and their limitations. Launching in October 2020 Virtower now has over 200 Airports using the system to track operations, pavement usage and investigate noise complaints. In early 2022 Virtower was selected to provide tracking of interagency government air assets for deconfliction and coordination with drone operations in congested airspace.

Dwight Albritton

Dwight Albritton is the Airport Manager for Tom B. David Airport in Calhoun - Gordon County Georgia. Dwight became the Airport Manager in 2002. He is an instrument rated commercial single and multi-engine pilot , commercial UAS pilot, and avid (highly addicted) radio controlled aircraft builder and pilot. He is a proud husband and father of two beautiful daughters since 1994.