Mission & Vision

CrossFlight's Mission and Vision is to become the US and Industry leader in delivering premier Aerial Photography, Videography, and other Imaging and Data Collection, sUAS (Drone) Training, and Consulting services. We strive to educate and train students to safely and efficiently operate and understand the capabilities and limitations of commercial drones. We desire to introduce a younger generation to drones through industry leading STEM education in High Schools and using drones as a resource for enhancing student learning and exposure to careers in aviation, robotics, communications, and other technical fields. We assembled a world-class team of industry professionals to serve our customers and to enhance the safety of the commercial drone industry.

It All Started When…

The growing number of commercial drones have exceeded the number of commercial airplanes in the National Airspace System (NAS). We saw a growing number of non-aviation professionals who were operating drones for recreational and commercial purposes without training and knowledge of the NAS. The drones are the largest fleet of aircraft in the world today, and the professionals from CrossFlight are training the next generation about the important nature of this industry and how to safety operate drones with manned aircraft and other air vehicles. We have a big mission and vision, but with God’s help we can achieve great things.

The CrossFlight SKY SOLUTIONS name?

Cross - The founders of CrossFlight started a company where we can honor our faith in Christ with our lives and business.
Flight - We are an aviation company that delivers aviation solutions and we practice aviation safety disciplines. Safety is key to our operations!
Sky - The sky is no longer the limit for new markets and new frontiers in drone-based technologies and solutions.
Solutions - We offer solutions to our customers problems. Finding creative ways to solve difficult problems and save money or time for our customers.

Meet The Team


~Chief Executive Officer, CEO
~FAA Part 107 sUAS Pilot

Jerry is an FAA Certified UAS Drone Pilot and founder of CrossFlight Sky Solutions. Jerry has 35 + years of aviation experience working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the United States Navy. He has extensive experience leading and managing teams of aviation professionals and systems engineering teams to develop and implement complex technical solutions. He is a leading expert with Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Air Traffic Control and Systems Engineering. Jerry served as an FAA Air Traffic controller for 26 years and participating on several aviation industry working groups advancing Air Traffic Management (ATM) concepts and technology standards.


~Chief Operating Officer, COO
~FAA Part 107 sUAS Pilot

As Chief Operating Officer, Mark provides leadership and direction in fulfilling CrossFlight's day to day operations and future growth. His education and over 30 years of experience leading many different types of teams in the public, private, and not for profit sectors worldwide, lend themselves uniquely to our team and it's goal to be the market leader in the Drone Education, Consulting, and Operations markets. 


~Innovation and Technology Manager
~FAA Part 107 sUAS Pilot

As CrossFlight's Innovation and Technology Manager Joey employs his knowledge of web design, programming languages, Learning Management System development, film and photography skills, and problem solving to provide a unique point of view to our operations. Joey is a graduate of the University of South Carolina Beaufort with a Bachelor of Art in Studio Art concentrating in Media Design and a minor in Computational Science. As a student at USCB Joey received his Part 107 Certification to provide aerial photography and videography to clients; leading him to his current position at CrossFlight. Taking an enthusiastic approach to emerging technologies, Joey is excited to help with the integration of sUAS into the national airspace system with safe drone operations, technology and education. 


~Master Instructor
~Curriculum Developer
~FAA Part 107 sUAS Pilot

Tony acts as a Master instructor for CrossFlight with over 25 years of teaching experience at both the College and High School level. Tony teaches our professional development trainings and is a lead developer of our sUAS Part 107 curriculum products and certifications. Tony also acts as an operational lead, spearheading our safety procedures and helping create repeatable operational methods. Tony is a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran having served for 31 years. 

Meredith Smith

~Master Instructor
~Curriculum Developer
~FAA Part 107 sUAS Pilot

In addition to being a Master Instructor and Curriculum Developer with CrossFlight, Meredith is also a full time Engineering and Science teacher with over 25 years experience. Meredith graduated from York College in Pennsylvania with a degree in Science and a minor in Physics. In addition to her undergraduate degree, she earned a certification in Chemistry from Wesley University and obtained a Master’s degree in Education from Francis Marion University. Meredith holds certifications to teach AP Chemistry, AP Physics, and Project Lead the Way. Meredith has been nominated as teacher of the month and year on multiple occasions and received the Leadership Award from the Gear Up program at the University of South Carolina in 2003 as well as Year of the Child Award presented by the state of South Carolina in 2001. In addition to her love of teaching, Meredith enjoys spending time with her family, reading novels, loves motorcycle riding and is an active golfer and boater.


~Master Instructor
~Curriculum Developer
~Safety Officer
~FAA Part 107 sUAS Pilot

Jim Grigsby is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and former Command Pilot/Instructor with over 4,000 flying hours.  After retiring from active duty he led two Air Force JROTC unit high school programs and retired as a North Carolina teacher after 16 years.  He is a former adjunct instructor for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and taught aviation courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  He holds a BS in Business Administration, an MS in Systems Management and an MS in Aeronautical Science.  He holds FAA Commercial Pilot and Remote Pilot certificates and has been in the drone industry since 2017.  He has instructed and developed drone curriculum for CrossFlight since that time. 

Colby Escoe

~Technical Specialist

As a recent graduate from the University of South Carolina Beaufort with a Bachelors of Science in Computational Science, Colby brings a fresh perspective and new found knowledge in automation to CrossFlight. With a keen eye for streamlining processes and optimizing efficiency, Colby is dedicated to leveraging automation tools to enhance the functionality of systems and email communication within the company. With a passion for problem-solving and a strong understanding of technology, Colby is poised to drive innovation and improve productivity at CrossFlight. With these newfound tools and the amalgamation of office experience and collegiate education, Colby eagerly anticipates the forthcoming discoveries and advancements that await at CrossFlight.

Dewberry Team Hands On Flight Training- Bluffton Training Center, SC

Battery Creek, Drone Day Training for High School Students, Beaufort SC

I took three different online Part 107 classes and failed my FAA exam after each one. It wasn’t until I attended your class at Trident Tech that I finally felt like I was learning. And I passed my exam with a 90%!  Thanks!

Cliff Thomas 

We love having CrossFlight as an educational partner and your program is truly turn key. You have helped our students get excited about the future of drones. Thank you for your passion and professionalism!


When looking for a training provider, Crossflight is our ‘go to’ partner. I cannot thank CrossFlight enough for the professionalism, dedication to the industry, and outstanding customer service.

Dr. Will Austin 
President, Warren Community College

CrossFlight Sky Solutions LLC
25 Thurmond Way
Bluffton, SC 29910
(888) 912-3766

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NAICS CODES: 541130, 541370, 54690, 541922, 611699, 611710

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