Dr. Stachura is the Chief Technology Officer for Black Swift Technologies. He received his M.S. and Ph.D., both in aerospace engineering, from the University of Colorado Boulder. During his time at CU, Dr. Stachura was involved in over 300 fight experiments ranging from multi-aircraft cooperative flight experiments to the first-ever intercept of a tornadic supercell thunderstorm. Dr. Stachura has also been responsible for securing and maintaining over 140 FAA Certificates of Authorization (COA) to perform legal flight operations over large parts of Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska. Dr. Stachura has been the PI for several NASA SBIRs including one that went through Phase II-E and the Commercial Readiness Program.