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With U.S. Sen. on Hand, Utility Tests out BVLOS Drones

Yesterday, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner joined Ligado Networks, the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP), Dominion Virginia Power and AeroVironment to test out...

Virginia Tech Pushes for UAS Education at Community Colleges

Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program, the Geospatial Technician Education-Unmanned Aircraft Systems project at Virginia Tech is...

Virginia Launches ‘Emerging Drone Industry Cluster’ Initiative

Drone Airspace Management (DAM) and Aurora Flight Sciences have joined the office of U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., in announcing the launch of the...

New Unmanned Systems Association Launches in Virginia

Several companies recently formed the Unmanned Systems Association of Virginia (USAV), a nonprofit coalition focused on promoting a legal and regulatory framework that supports...

Aviation Maintenance School Rolls out UAS Training in Virginia

The Virginia Beach, Va.-based Aviation Institute of Maintenance has rolled out an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training course at two of its Virginia campuses.The...

Virginia Colleges Get Nearly $1M Boost for Drone Tech Training

The National Science Foundation award will help UAS operations technicians in the fields of geospatial data acquisition, analysis and exploration, according to Sens. Warner and Kaine.

Virginia Governor Announces Nearly $1M for UAS Research

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., has announced $950,000 in funding dedicated to equipment for a new 5,000-square-mile unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test range recently approved...

Virginia Tech Studies Drone Threats to Commercial Airliners, Seeks Remedies

Regarding the potential damage drones can bring to passenger aircraft, Virginia Tech researchers are urging changes in how commercial aircraft engines are designed.According to...

Virginia College to Use Drones Over Local Quarry, for Student Training

Virginia's Germanna Community College (GCC) says it will begin using drones to help a local company monitor progress at Mitchells Quarry in Culpeper County...

Virginia Unmanned Systems Commission Kicks off First Meeting

At the inaugural meeting of public- and private-sector stakeholders, including Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Sen. Mark Warner stressed the importance of "pushing" the Federal Aviation Administration forward.

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