©2020 Turnagain Heavy Lift. Our website, software, and drones are designed and built with ❤ in Alaska

 

OUR MISSION:
AIR CARGO
WITHOUT THE AIRPORT.

 
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UAS FREIGHT SOLUTIONS

We design, build, test, and fly multi-rotor unmanned aerial systems that deliver cargo to some of the most remote places in the Arctic.​ We accomplish this not by competing with traditional air freight but by partnering with and extending its reach.

Our Phase I platform can fly cargo fully electrically and unmanned, leading to extremely low total cost of operation and without the risks to human life that inclement weather can pose.

REMOTE VILLAGES

Founded and based out of Anchorage, Alaska we are very aware that 82% of Alaska's communities are not on the road system.

Unavailable or unaffordable year-round air freight raises the costs and dangers of living in remote villages without IFR airports. Even those with airports only a few miles from logistic hubs face costs that preclude daily flights.

With our technology, next day air routes can finally extend beyond the villages that already enjoy daily service. Alaska is the rugged testing ground we have chosen with the expectation of scale to the broader Arctic and beyond.

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THE TEAM

 
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BRADLEY PIZZIMENTI

CEO & Founder

Bradley got his start with computer hardware working for Sequent Systems during the time that it was acquired by IBM in 1999. He spent two years developing and teaching computer science in French in Burkina Faso during his Peace Corps service.

During his second year of graduate school in Paris, he won an entrepreneurship competition with friends at Sciences Po and was given the chance to help grow a young startup from idea-stage in Berlin in the summer of 2013.


He returned to his hometown of Portland, Oregon to start Gennaker Systems, a software consultancy, before relocating to Anchorage, Alaska in 2018. He is a commercial drone pilot and has conducted FAA part 107 commercial drone pilot training around Alaska.

BRYAN E. MILLER, MBA

Senior Advisor

As the COO at Dash Systems Bryan understands the economics of the aviation-enabled logistics space on a global scale. As former Marine Corps Aviator, FAA Certified Multi-Rating Flight Instructor, Management Consultant, Co-Founder, and Professional Engineer he brings deep knowledge around aviation regulatory environment, defense contracting, aircraft systems, and business.

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HANNAH CRAYTON

Engineering Intern

Currently in her final year of a BS in Computer Systems Engineering at UAA, Hannah brings a fresh perspective to our efforts. Her experience leading the software team of interns at NASA Langley Research Center (summer 2019) in the building of a UAS platform has allowed her to construct and refine many of the mathematical models that help steer our engineering priorities.

CONTACT US

Please reach out to us if you have questions about our technology, capabilities, range, or cost. We are compiling a list of launch partners to begin commercialization this summer.

Turnagain Heavy Lift
721 Depot Drive
Anchorage, AK 99501