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News > Get Involved > Harry Getliffe (’07) gives pupils an insight into the future of drones with his company SkyLift.

Harry Getliffe (’07) gives pupils an insight into the future of drones with his company SkyLift.

Continuing with our new Torch Lecture series for current Oakhamians, Tim Weston, Head of Design and Technology, welcomed back another OO to talk to pupils about how important D&T was for them.
2 Apr 2024
Written by Charlotte Woodward
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Harry Getliffe ('07) came back to Oakham to talk about his business, SkyLift. Skylift was founded by Harry and two others with the belief that unmanned aircraft offer huge opportunities for the future of transportation, both on and offshore.

SkyLift UAV was formed to design, develop, and operate specialist commercial drones for a wide diversity of specialist roles, predominantly for offshore wind farms but also for other commercial applications, including specialist deliveries, heavy lift, security, and maintenance. They have had some incredible success over the last couple of years, including flying chemotherapy drugs to the Isle of Wight, cutting down travel time significantly.  

Pupils also got the opportunity to look at the different drones used by SkyLift, how they are operated, and the extensive planning process that takes place.

It was a pleasure to welcome Harry back for the evening!

We always love welcoming back OOs. If you are interested in coming back to hold a talk for pupils, please get in touch. 

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