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Texas UAS Test Site Center Hosting Public Meeting

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 11, 2015

An upcoming meeting hosted by the Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will share details about opportunities for innovation and research with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The meeting, held on Friday, Sept. 25, from [Read More]

Texas Test Site’s Lone Star UAS Center Names Executive Director

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 03, 2015

The Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Center of Excellence & Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has appointed Jerry Hendrix executive director. The university’s Lone Star Center is home to one of the country’s six UAS test sites selected [Read More]

FAA Approves Use of Visual Observers for N.D. UAS Test Site

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 01, 2015

The Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site has been given an additional operational approval to use visual observers from multiple ground locations. This approval provides a safer and more economical solution than a chase manned aircraft when conducting [Read More]

MAAP at Virginia Tech Exploring Tethered-Drone Commercialization

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 31, 2015

Drone Aviation Holding Corp. (DAC) is collaborating with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) at Virginia Tech to research, test and advance the commercialization of the company’s tethered unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The organizations have begun flight testing in Jacksonville, Fla., [Read More]

Dayton College Opens National UAS Training and Certification Center

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 26, 2015

Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, has cut the ribbon on its National UAS Training and Certification Center. According to Sinclair, the $5 million facility will provide new opportunities for students to work with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technologies in [Read More]

N.D. Test Site Gets OK to Fly UAS at Night, Over 200 Feet

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 14, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has expanded airspace and authorized night testing for the Northern Plains unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site in Grand Forks, N.D. The site can now conduct tests at night and, through a new Certificate of [Read More]

‘Let’s Fly Wisely’ Makes Delivery via UAS a Reality

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on July 21, 2015

Last week in Wise County, Va., a multidisciplinary team and a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test site joined forces to successfully conduct deliveries via unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). An audience including Gov. Terry McAuliffe, representatives from the United Nations, state [Read More]

University Kicks off Aerosonde sUAS Program for Undergrads

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 14, 2015

Lynchburg, Va.-based Liberty University School of Aeronautics has implemented Aerosonde small unmanned aircraft system training as part of its offered coursework for students pursuing a bachelor of science degree in aeronautics, focusing on unmanned systems. The first courses kicked off [Read More]

UAV Testing Facility Opening on the Cayman Islands

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 08, 2015

Tayzu Robotics, a manufacturer and developer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has reached an exclusivity agreement with the government of the Cayman Islands to create a comprehensive UAV testing facility on the island of Cayman Brac. The site will offer [Read More]

North Dakota’s Grand Sky UAS Park Gets $5.6 Million Boost

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 06, 2015

North Dakota's Grand Forks County will receive $5.6 million in additional state funding to support the continued development of the Grand Sky Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Business and Aviation Park, according to Gov. Jack Dalrymple, R-N.D. Of the $5.6 million [Read More]