Drone Ace Eric Cheng Joins Drone360 Magazine as Editor-at-Large

Cheng brings expertise as DJI’s Director of Aerial Photography and as a renowned photographer

Published: May 13, 2016
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Waukesha, WI – (May 13, 2016) – Eric Cheng, a UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) expert and an authority on drone video and photo, is joining Drone360 magazine as the Editor-at-Large. Cheng’s broad background combines a passion for photography with experience as a General Manager and Director of Aerial Photography for DJI, the leading manufacturer of civilian drones. As a Drone360 editor, Cheng will deepen the perspectives and analysis provided by the magazine in its print and digital coverage.

“Eric Cheng brings extensive knowledge of drones, both from a user and industry standpoint, to Drone360,” said Tim Kidwell, Editor-in-Chief of Drone360. “He offers unparalleled insight to the current and future drone landscape – not to mention he’s full of fantastic tips and tricks. We’re very excited to have him join our team and to help keep our readers informed of everything happening in the drone world.”

Cheng often presents at industry events, sharing his knowledge of UAS technology and drawing on his relationships with many drone developers. He serves on the board of the Small UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Coalition. Cheng is an expert aerial imaging pilot and camera operator.

“I’m excited to engage with the growing drone industry and community in a different way than I had been previously,” said Cheng. “I have always valued communication based in truth and pragmatism, and not being tied to a specific manufacturer frees me up to fully embrace that notion. I look forward to the journey!”

As Editor-at-Large, Cheng will help Drone360 stay on top of what’s happening in the UAS industry and regularly contribute to each issue of the new bimonthly print publication.

Cheng added, “I joined Drone360 because it is the highest-quality print magazine that focuses on demystifying drones and how they might shape the future of society. I enjoy being both a reader and producer of online content, but print magazines allow for a particular kind of focused content consumption that is in danger of being lost. The very act of opening a print magazine removes the reader from distractions and engages him or her with curated, focused content.”

 About Drone360

Drone360 is published by Kalmbach Publishing Co. After two successful special interest publications in 2015, Drone360 is now available as a bimonthly magazine supplemented by a broad range of digital content on its website Drone360mag.com. The magazine is available in retail outlets or via print or digital subscription. Its editorial staff is comprised of drone experts and enthusiasts. Members of the magazine’s Advisory Board come from varying backgrounds and include perspectives both inside and out of the unmanned vehicle industry. Kalmbach Publishing Co., based in suburban Milwaukee, publishes 12 special-interest magazines—including Astronomy, Trains, Discover, Model Railroader, Drone360, Bead & Button, and related books—and produces websites and events based on those content areas. 

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