Full Name
Corey Hitchcock
Job Title
Chief UAS Pilot for Southern Company
Company
Southern Company
Speaker Bio
Corey started with Georgia Power Company in May of 2000 and completed the Lineman Development Program in 2004. He worked as a lineman and troubleman on the Georgia Power system. In 2007 Corey joined the Georgia National Guard and, after completing initial entry training was assigned to a Long Range Surveillance (LRS) Company where he served as a Paratrooper on a LRS Team. In 2011 Corey was injured in a military parachuting accident and was medically retired in 2014. Upon return to work at GPC he was unable to continue work as a transmission lineman due to his service connected disabilities. After spending time in the GPC DCC as a Distribution System Operator, in August 2016 Corey obtained his FAA Part 107 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Remote Pilot Certificate and was allowed to pursue a developmental role with Aerial Services. In 2017 a position at System air was created and Corey now fills the role of the UAS Standardization Pilot.
Corey Hitchcock