FreeSkies - Who’s your CoPilot?

FreeSkies envisions a world where aerial data collection is simple and accessible to everyone. We develop autonomous control software for drones, focusing on the resulting videos and photos, while automating complex functions from launch to landing.

What’s Next


Game of Drones

Drones are truly exciting and revolutionary technology. They allow unprecedented mobility, unconstrained by gravity. A book rental company in Australia plans to deliver textbooks to college students via drone. A UK restaurant named Yo! Sushi uses remote-controlled drones to deliver burgers to customers tables.

FreeSkies to the Rescue

FreeSkies aims to make aerial data capture simple and accessible to everyone through a simple mobile application. It is THE autonomous software solution for drones. We make collecting aerial data, whether that’s stunning pictures, epic video, or actionable insights for your business, easier than you can imagine.

The FreeSkies CoPilot

Our flagship software, the FreeSkies CoPilot, will be capable of autonomous and manual flight, automated flight paths, simple launch and landing capabilities, and flight stability, allowing you to get the most unique shot every time, at a tenth of the cost, without the use of cranes, tracks, and dollies.


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Introducing the FreeSkies CoPilot

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Who We Are

Andy Putch

CEO, Co-Founder

Andy has a Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a private pilot, a NASA Student Ambassador after his time at the Armstrong Flight Research center, and co-founder of a student group dedicated to building full size general aviation aircraft. He likes to liaise between the business and technical facets of FreeSkies and in his free time, Andy is a live music enthusiast and an audiophile.

Jay Mulakala

CFO, CMO, Co-Founder

Jay has a Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a concentration in Business. Jay has worked on and with several start-ups in the past and has over 8 years of start-up and business experience. Jay manages the business and financial operations, as well as the design of the FreeSkies CoPilot system. In his spare time, Jay is an independent photographer and designer.

Susan Park

UI/UX Designer

Susan has a Bachelors in Communication Design with minors in Human Computer Interaction and Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania. She has worked at design agencies and tech companies across the United States, and has experience in UX/UI Design. Susan's aim is to design enjoyable and effortless experiences for all users. In her free time, Susan enjoys scouring Dribbble for the most creative designs.

Howard Yang

Business Development Intern

Howard is a freshman studying Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a minor in Computer Science. He will be joining the FreeSkies team as a Jack-of-all-Trades intern, and is eager to both lend and further his experience with drones and software development. When not working, he enjoys coding and playing badminton.

Pronob Ashwin

iOS Developer

Pronob has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has worked with several startups in the Bay Area, and has more than 10 years developing for mobile platforms including iOS and Android, most recently working with MobileIron and Kno. He has also worked on mobile projects for the US Air Force while at Lockheed Martin.

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