Douglas Marshall

Douglas Marshall

President, TrueNorth Consulting, LLC

Douglas Marshall, President, TrueNorth Consulting, LLC, an aviation consulting organization specializing in regulations, standards and legal issues relating to the integration of unmanned and remotely piloted aircraft into civil airspace.

Adjunct Professor of Law, De Paul University College of Law, delivering a new course on Unmanned Aviation Systems Law in the fall of 2016.

Previously served as Division Manager, UAS Regulations & Standards Development at the Physical Science Laboratory, New Mexico State University, and prior to that held an appointment as Professor of Aeronautics at the University of North Dakota. He has been engaged full time on UAS related activities for over 11 years, is the co-editor of two books related to aviation, co-author of  “Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems” (1st and 2nd Editions) and is the author of numerous published articles on aviation law, regulations and remotely piloted aircraft.

He has served on RTCA SC-203, ASTM F-38 and SAE G-10 Committees, the AUVSI Advocacy Committee, the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program UAS Expert Group, the Small UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee and the current Micro UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee. He has also served on the Steering Committee, Civil Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems Conference, Boulder, CO. and several other committees dedicated to the development of UA systems and has delivered presentations on international aviation regulations and airspace issues at conferences around the world.

Professor Marshall received a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Juris Doctor from the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law. He also holds a commercial pilot’s certificate, has co-owned two GA aircraft and operates a registered unmanned aircraft just for fun