Skylark Drone Research

Skylark Services, LLC dba Skylark Drone Research a WBE providing economic consulting to the UAV, UAS, and Drone market.

Dr. Tulinda Larsen is a licensed Remote Pilot in Command under Part 107 and is insured by AOPA 


Skylark Services, LLC, a women owned enterprise (WBE ), was founded by Dr. Tulinda Larsen and operates as the dba Skylark Drone Research. Skylark Drone Research provides compelling economic research and analysis. Skylark Drone Research is an economic consulting company providing research, white papers, and studies related to UAV, UAS, drones, Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) and business development using drones as a service.  

Some definitions are useful. An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is classified as an aircraft, which has no pilot onboard. An Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) is the unmanned aircraft (UA) and all of the associated support equipment, control station, data links, telemetry, communications and navigation equipment, etc., necessary to operate the unmanned aircraft.   In contrast, an Unmanned Aircraft (UA) is solely the flying portion of the system, flown by a pilot via a ground control system, or autonomously through use of an on-board computer, communication links and any additional equipment that is necessary for the UA to operate safely. Currently the FAA regulations specify the take-off weight must be no more than 55 pounds.  All of these vehicles and systems, which do not have a pilot onboard, are known as drones.

Skylark Drone Research specializes in applying economic principles and modeling to understanding the drone market. Economic analysis provides insight into how markets operate, and offers methods for attempting to predict future market behavior in response to events, trends, and cycles.

We assist policymakers and the industry chose between alternatives based on systematic analysis, quantify of the benefits and costs of initiatives, market potentials for new products and services, and evaluate funding mechanisms for implementation of policies.


Additionally, Dr. Larsen is a licensed and insured drone pilot and has completed assignments for:


Susan Giordano Design - Landscape Design

Annapolis Yacht Club Race Committee

Annapolis Yacht Club House Committee


Current Projects:


On behalf of WorldTEK Events, organizing Mobility Unmanned: Air Land & Sea  a conference to discuss policy issues surrounding autonomous vehicles.


Official Drone Pilot for Annapolis Yacht Club and is working with the AYC Race Committee to develop policies and procedures for using drones in sailboat racing. In addition, I am documenting the reconstruction of the clubhouse.


Developing programs for the use of drones to improve operations at Snowsport/Mountain Bike Resorts.


Several projects investigating the use of drones for precision agriculture.


Co-authoring with Darryl Jenkins a white paper released by Embry Riddle Aeronautical University forecasting the demand for package deliveries by drones.