Ready to take your organization to new heights? Introducing PropelUAS, a new division from Evans Incorporated.

PropelUAS servicesMeet the experts

Launching and growing an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drone, program is challenging.

You must consider aviation rules and regulations, the current and future regulatory environment, and the latest tools, platforms, and software.

We can help. With Evans' 20+ years of experience and expertise in UAS, PropelUAS will take your organization to new heights. 

Our four key offerings:


Planning and implementing strategies organization wide.
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Focusing on your operations to influence your bottom line.
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Safety Management

Supporting safety training and implementation.
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Risk Mitigation

Improving systems to ensure safety and compliance every step of the way.
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Meet Our Team of Experts

The PropelUAS division of Evans Incorporated combines more than 100 years of aviation experience, including a decade of involvement at the FAA. Our team includes certified personnel made up of pilots, former air traffic controllers, and air traffic automation specialists, as well as business consultants. Our team is changing the UAS game. We have a human-centered focus–we will roll up our sleeves with you to tackle challenges and identify solutions.
Andy Osantowske

Andy Osantowske

Andy, our Senior Unmanned Systems Analyst, supports the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization efforts to safely integrate small UAS into the National Airspace System. His unique viewpoint is a culmination of over 16 years in aviation with specific experience and/or licenses in air traffic control, flight service station operations and quality assurance, aircraft dispatching, aircraft maintenance (US Air Force), and has private pilot and drone operator licenses. 

Additionally, he has a degree in Flight Dispatching and Air Traffic Control from Middle Tennessee State University, completed multiple courses in Global UAS Risk Management, and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Unmanned Systems.
Chad Tyson

Chad Tyson

With more than 14 years experience in the aviation industry, Chad brings a wealth of knowledge of aviation and air traffic control. He has worked as a flight service specialist, flight service operations center specialist, and has supported the national operations of day-to-day air traffic. Chad currently assists the FAA in developing automation systems for the en route, terminal, and oceanic air traffic domains.

Chad is a graduate of the Lockheed Martin Flight Services Academy, holds a Bachelor of Science in aerospace, with a minor in meteorology, space studies and business administration. He also holds a private pilot license and plans to complete a Master of Science in aeronautical science in fall 2017.
Tara Stearman

Tara Stearman

With over 17 years of progressive experience in the aviation industry, Tara brings a wealth of knowledge of aviation and aviation safety culture. She currently supports the FAA with Flight Data Processing and has served as an air traffic control specialist, a flight services specialist, quality assurance systems engineer, airport planner and project manager as well as a safety and operations advisor. Tara’s passion for aviation excellence extends beyond any single professional role as she seeks opportunities to improve safety through education. As both an FAA licensed Advanced Ground Instructor and sUAS Operator, she is uniquely positioned to leverage her diverse professional aviation industry experience with her fixed-wing and rotorcraft experience to deliver well-rounded industry perspectives and education with a relevant balance between curriculum and real world scenarios. Tara is also graduate of the FAA Air Route Traffic Control Academy, the Lockheed Martin Flight Service Academy, and holds a M.S. in Project Management with a focus in aviation efficiencies and safety, a B.S. in Aviation Management and an AAS in Air Traffic Control.
Joe Kovack

Joe Kovack

With more than 26 years of experience in the aviation industry, Joe brings a vast knowledge of aviation and air traffic control. He has special expertise in Ground Interval Management (GIM-S), ADS-B and Surveillance Sensor mode (TBDM), Surveillance Broadcast System (SBS), and Airborne Reroute (ABRR). He served for nearly 30 years as a Certified Professional Controller with the FAA. Joe currently provides air traffic control and engineering support to the FAA focused on En Route and Oceanic Second Level Engineering.

Joe holds an Associate Degree in business and mathematics and is a graduate of the FAA Air Traffic Control Academy and Air Traffic Management Academy.
Matt Szabaga

Matt Szabaga

Matt is a Senior Analyst presently working with the FAA’s En Route Automation Modernization program. After graduating with a BS in Air Traffic Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Matt accumulated 10 years of experience in the aviation industry and gained specialized experience in Air Traffic, Aviation Weather, Human Factors and Aviation Component Fabrication.  Additionally, Matt possesses expert knowledge of small-run manufacturing, CNC machining, 3D printing, laser cutting and large-format printing.
Dawn Stevenson

Dawn Stevenson

With nine years of experience, Dawn is a communications and program management specialist helping government clients achieve project goals and tell a better story. She has extensive communications experience focused on UAS for the FAA. Previously, Dawn supported ERAM quality assurance as well as managed USAID-funded programs worldwide.

Dawn holds a master’s degree in EU integration, a bachelor’s degree in government, and is fluent in French.
Bob Etris

Bob Etris

Director of Aviation Services
Greg Caramanica

Greg Caramanica

Business Development Manager
Unmanned Systems

We handle UAS so you can focus on what you do best—running your business.

PropelUAS is changing the game: bringing a smart, innovative, and full-picture approach to the often challenging, convoluted, and overwhelming processes associated with all areas of the UAS space. Our experts help you to focus on your core business.

About Us
Evans Incorporated has been active in the aviation industry for 20+ years, providing full-service support in the areas of unmanned systems, pilot training, flight planning, technical operations, air traffic control, human factors analysis, business integration, strategic planning, and large-scale aviation program management. The PropelUAS team includes UAS operators and experts, current and former Manned and Remote pilots, and aviation consultants.
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