Dom Smith joined Eagle Eye Innovations in January 2019 in a new role as Director of Operations, tasked with diversifying the company training portfolio, building upon the great foundations and reputation of EEI as the longest running CAA accredited SRPAS training provider, to include training provision for larger RPAS such as MQ-9. He is also an appointed Defence and Security Advisor to the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP) and has been since April 2021. As a member of the board, Dom is tasked with promoting the region’s ability to enhance, develop and support Government programmes and private industry within the high-tech, high-value Defence industry to locate more defence and security activities within Greater Lincolnshire.
Dom retired from the Royal Air Force in 2019 after 11 years of service as a pilot, 6 of which was spent as an MQ-9 Reaper flying instructor and Qualified Weapons Instructor. During his time serving on XIII Squadron at RAF Waddington he amassed over 2000 operational flying hours and was responsible for the training of pilots between 2015-2019. Developing his instructional pedigree in delivery of over 500 hours of instruction on the front line, his passion for high quality training delivery was nurtured.
As well as being responsible for the day-to-day delivery of business operations across EEI’s business streams, Dom is also a CAA accredited SRPAS Instructor/Evaluator and an MQ-9 Civilian Flying Instructor. In 2019 he was integral in the effort to win EEIs first MQ-9 synthetic training support contract which we have now been delivering under sub-contract to Meta Mission Data, which has recently been renewed to continue Reaper synthetic instructional delivery and training support until 2024.
Dom is married with two children and in his spare time enjoys travelling, cooking, property development and assisting with his sons’ grassroots football team.