Flying Lion, Inc. (FLI) was honored to be asked by Magen Am to help support their efforts in keeping this Jewish community in Los Angeles safe during the Purim Holiday celebration yesterday. This is a natural extension of our law enforcement agency support. And a big thank you to our Remote Pilots in Command (RPICs) Lucie and Sam,

Bloomberg - BHPD DFR Program Drone

Bloomberg published a terrific article on the Beverly Hills Police Department’s Drone as First Responder (DFR) program and mentioned Flying Lion multiple times including quotes from our founder Barry Brennan.


Flying Lion’s Brennan says that, during high-risk traffic stops or pursuits, Hawkeye can peer down into the passenger cabin of a car to see if a suspect has a weapon or is hiding evidence within the car.

“That 34% decrease in property crime was “significant,” “That 34% decrease in property crime was “significant,” Stainbrook told CityLab”

Read the whole article here:

The last and perhaps most promising deployment of drones lies in the Drone as a First Responder (DFR) program, which resulted from an FAA pilot project and began with the Chula Vista Police Department in California. The DFR program launches a drone at the time of 9-1-1 dispatch and is designed to provide eyes on the scene prior to the arrival of ground units. The drone provides invaluable real-time situational awareness by streaming live video to officers before they reach the scene. The Chula Vista drones are flown remotely by teleoperators provided by Flying Lion.

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Flying Lion customer Beverly Hills Police Department was featured in a Los Angeles Times article — that an another ‘eye in the sky’ with expanded drone program.

Read more here:

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A view of a Beverly Hills landscape from the police drone “Hawkeye,” which provides aerial support for Beverly Hills Police Department patrols on the ground. (Beverly Hills Police Department)

Kudos to Beverly Hills Police Department who just released the following video with some highlights of “Hawkeye” – their Drone as First Responder UAS.

The BHPD Real Time Watch Center features drones, ALPRs, 24/7 CCTV, and Live911 all used in coordinated operations with our officers on the ground. This video features Hawkeye DFR. We are the future of law enforcement now! – Mark Stainbrook Beverly Hills chief of police
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Flying Lion is grateful for many things this past year:
Flying Lion would like to thank our amazing pilot team who take such good care of our customers.
Flying Lion would like to thank our partners for providing the systems that enable us to create true value to our customers.
Flying Lion would like to thank our customers for allowing us to support them as they fulfill their mission statements:
Redondo Beach Police: to forge a partnership with the community to control and prevent crime, improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods, and to provide outstanding service in accordance with the values of our agency.
Manhattan Beach Police Department: to protect life, property and liberty while providing excellent service and developing problem solving partnerships within the community.
Hermosa Beach Police Department: we exist so Hermosa Beach can be the safest little beach city through partnerships, integrity, and excellent service.
Chula Vista Police Department: in partnership with the Community, is dedicated to providing community policing, with the highest level of professionalism and transparency.
Palos Verdes Estates Police Department: to provide an assurance of safety, comfort and tranquility to the community; while in this endeavor maintaining the utmost in professionalism, competence, integrity, and discipline.
Santa Monica Police Department: we are dedicated to safeguarding our community by improving quality of life and upholding public trust.
Beverly Hills Police Department: Provide professional and proactive services in partnership with our community.
As you can see, the common theme of our customers’ mission statements is to serve their communities — and we are very grateful serving those who serve.

Barry Brennan
President / Founder at Flying Lion, Inc

Barry Brennan at UNC 2020 conference with Police Lieutenant Abrem A. and Anders Martinsen
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UNC 2022 – Flying Lion President, Barry Brennan joins Lieutenant Abrem Ayana and UAS Norway’s Andres Martinsen onstage to discuss successful Drone as First Responders (DFR) programs.

Our President, Barry Brennan is currently braving a Norwegian snow storm and will be discussing our Drone as First Responders (DFR) operations and operational details at the Unmanned Nordic Conference (UNC 2022) in Kristiansand, Norway.

Flying Lion, Inc. (FLI) is honored to be representing the new DRONERESPONDERS / UAS Norway partnership with Lieutenant Abrem Ayana Thank you Anders Martinsen for the invitation!

Flying Lion Inc -DFR mile stone

It has been 2 and one half years since Flying Lion partnered with Chula Vista Police Department to help expand their Drone as First Responder (DFR). Not only did we help expand their World Class DFR program we were able to learn first-hand the best practices of this program and made it Flying Lion’s mission to share this knowledge and experience with other Public Safety Agencies.

We did just that in a very short time and we have helped establish numerous DFR programs. Let Flying Lion, use this demonstrated DFR experience to help your agency create its own DFR Program. Flying Lion can help your department crawl, walk, fly to a world class Drone Program with 

+ Training 

+ Implementation 

+ Equipment 

+ Staffing 

+ FAA Consultation 

 Ask us about our 4-week DFR trial, which enables your department to show the community stakeholders actionable data to get your drone program energized and funded. 

Working Together Keeping Communities Safe

After securing the proper approvals from the USSS and the FAA, the Beverly Hills and Santa Monica Police Departments are able to operate their Drone as First Responder Programs within the Presidential TFR – Keeping their communities safe.

This cover story discusses the department’s Drone as First Responder (DFR) program… we’re honored to have been involved with RBPD’ drone program since 2015.

Jordan Weintraub of Redondo Beach Police contractor Flying Lion, Inc., lifts a $33,000 drone off the top of the former South Bay Hospital Sept. 23, called out to aid in a search. Photo by Garth Meyer