New York Times Uses Hood Tech Launcher to Make Point

A recent posting by the New York Times begins with a photograph of Hood Tech’s UAV launcher just after launching a small UAV.

Hood River, OR, United States., June 6, 2013 - (PressReleasePoint) -

Press Release
From:  Hood Tech Corp Mechanical, Inc., Hood River, Oregon
Date:  June 6, 2013
Subject:  New York Times Uses Hood Tech Launcher to Make Point
Contact:  Cory Roeseler, Hood Tech Corp Mechanical, Inc., 541 387-2255,
A recent New York Times article entitled “Why Don’t We Have More Drones Monitoring Wildfires?” ( begins with a photograph of Hood Tech’s launcher immediately following its release of a small UAV.  Provided by the US Navy, the photograph emphasizes the small footprint and flexibility provided by Hood Tech’s efficient launch system.  “We’re always pleased to be pictured doing what we do so well,” said Cory Roeseler, the lead engineer for Hood Tech’s launcher program.
When in 2002 Hood Tech began producing innovative UAV launchers and retrieval systems for small UAVs, those innovations enabled the elimination of runways for launch and retrieval.  This freed aircraft for shipboard use, for deployment in irregular or disrupted landscapes, and for other difficult locations.  Showing their ruggedness and reliability, Hood Tech launchers have initiated tens of thousands of flights under the extreme environments of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan and aboard ships in the oceans around the globe.
Dr. Andy von Flotow founded Hood Technology in Hood River, Oregon in 1992.  In addition to the design and manufacture of launch systems, Hood Technology:

  • Provides zip test services for pre-flight safety verification of experimental aircraft and components.
  • Owns and maintains a silent wind tunnel for measuring UAV engine and prop noise in accordance with MILSTD1474.
  • Develops, tests, and manufactures stabilized imaging systems for a variety of UAVs
  • Monitors blade vibrations in industrial turbines and jet engines, a diagnostic method for predicting possible future failures.

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Hood River, OR 97031

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