Archive for suas

U.S. Sens. Push for Federal Funding to Support Oregon’s UAS Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 31, 2017

Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are urging transportation officials to provide more investment in the federally funded Contract Tower Program, which they say bolsters commercial air service and provides crucial support for eastern Oregon’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) [Read More]

Embry-Riddle Offers Complimentary Web Course on sUAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 21, 2016

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is rolling out a free, two-week, online course entitled “Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) – Key Concepts for New Users.” Running from Feb. 6 to Feb. 19, 2017, the course introduces participants to concepts related to [Read More]

With New sUAS, Indiana Officers Take ‘Innovative, Futuristic Step Forward’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 29, 2016

Indiana Conservation Officers at the law enforcement division of the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have brought in small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) to aid in search-and-rescue operations. Currently, five Indiana Conservation Officers have become certified pilots of the [Read More]

So, You Want a Safe and Efficient sUAS Operations Business?

Written by Tariq Rashid on November 22, 2016

Increasing productivity while lowering costs is the business of every non-recreational drone operator, explains Skyward’s lead remote pilot.

Aeryon Drones Augment Public Safety at Summer Olympics

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 13, 2016

Aeryon Labs Inc. – a Waterloo, Ontario-based provider of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) for military, public safety and commercial applications – has announced the successful deployment of Aeryon sUAS solutions during this summer’s Olympics in Rio. Operated by the [Read More]

DARPA: How Can We Protect Ourselves Against sUAS Threats?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 25, 2016

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently issued a request for information (RFI) to explore ideas and approaches to improve the protection of fixed and mobile ground and naval forces against a variety of threats and tactics posed by adversaries [Read More]

Drone World Expo, Embry-Riddle Offering sUAS Operations Workshop

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 06, 2016

Drone World Expo 2016, in conjunction with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide, is launching a workshop entitled “Multirotor sUAS Safety and Operational Familiarization for the Commercial Operator.” The one-day, hands-on course will be offered on Monday, Nov. 14 – the [Read More]

N.Y. College Gears Up for New sUAS Degree Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 30, 2016

Central New York-based Mohawk Valley Community College has gotten the approval from the New York State Education Department to offer an associate of applied science degree in small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). Starting in the fall at MVCC’s Utica campus, [Read More]

Embry-Riddle Publishes sUAS Consumer Guide for Novice Users

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 15, 2016

A research team at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus has created a comprehensive consumer guide to small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) for novice users. Embry-Riddle Worldwide professors collaborated with undergraduate teams from the Worldwide and Daytona Beach campuses to conduct [Read More]

AMA Offers New Resource for sUAS Hobbyists

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 11, 2016

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has created a new website dedicated to assisting small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) hobbyists with learning to fly and operating safely. According to AMA, the resource, available here, helps users learn how and where [Read More]