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Alaska High School Preps Students to Become Commercial UAS Pilots

Anchorage, Alaska-based South Anchorage High School is reportedly offering a class to get its students prepped to become commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) pilots.An...

Alaska Police Department Advances Plan to Add $7,000 UAS

The city council of Fairbanks, Alaska, has given the green light for the Fairbanks Police Department (FPD) to apply for an approximately $32,000 grant...

Alaska UAS Task Force’s New Guidelines Underscore Drone Privacy

Alaska's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Legislative Task Force (UASLTF) recently unveiled its privacy and use guidelines for drone operators in the state.The task force examined...

Middle School Students Across Alaska Study, Build & Fly UAVs

As part of the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program's (ANSEP) STEM Career Explorations, 48 middle school students across Alaska recently studied unmanned aerial...

Mississippi State, Alaska Fairbanks Sign New UAS Agreement

Mississippi's flagship research university and the nation's northernmost land-, sea- and space-grant institution are now working together to advance the development of unmanned aircraft...

Alaska Researchers Use UAVs to Study Sea Otters

Researchers often find that watching marine life into order to gather data about behavior and abundance can be tedious and time-consuming, but recent studies...

Alaska Gov. Signs New Legislation Concerning Drone Usage

To further define the public use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and the continuation of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force, Alaska Gov. Sean...

Alaska Board Bans Drone-Assisted Hunting

The Alaska Board of Game has unanimously passed a proposal to outlaw the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for hunting purposes. Based on...

University of Alaska Fairbanks Appoints New UAS Director

Marty Rogers has been named the new director of the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). According to...

Alaska Task Force Releases UAS Report to State Legislature

The Legislative Task Force on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) has released an interim report to the Alaska legislature. Last month, the University of Alaska...

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