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UAS test site adds runway

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi now has an airport and runway in its approved flight ranges. The FAA recently approved a new range to test and fly unmanned aircraft... Continue Reading →

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New York UAS test site now operational

Posted on August 14th, 2014 by

The FAA reports that the Griffiss International Airport unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site in Rome, N.Y., is ready to conduct research on integrating UAS into the national airspace system (NAS). Continue Reading →

Virginia Tech UAS Test Site now operational

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA announced today that the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site program is ready to conduct research vital to integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. The site is the last of six... Continue Reading →

University of Maryland opens UAS test site in Southern Maryland

Posted on August 6th, 2014 by

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Maryland (UMD) has launched a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) test site in Southern Maryland. Continue Reading →

San Diego utility gets FAA nod to test drones

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

The FAA recently granted San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) a Special Airworthiness Certificate for a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), allowing the utility to research, test and train flight crews on the UAS in a sparsely populated airspace in... Continue Reading →

Droneport: FAA Approves Test of Drone Power Line Exams

Posted on July 15th, 2014 by

Droneport is reporting the “FAA has approved San Diego Gas & Electric’s test program for the examination of rural power transmission lines with drone-mounted HD cameras.” SDGE will fly sub-one-pound quadcotpers in “four rural test sites 70 miles east of... Continue Reading →

Unmanned Aircraft Systems hold tremendous potential

Posted on July 13th, 2014 by

By MICHAEL TOSCANO From Amazon to Google to Domino’s Pizza, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have been drawing significant attention in recent months.  Amazon plans to launch a “Prime Air” delivery system, while Google aims to use UAS to bring internet to... Continue Reading →

Husch Blackwell introduces UAS practice

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by

Husch Blackwell has introduced its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) group, which will assist commercial business users and manufacturers in navigating the requirements for unmanned aircraft systems and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Continue Reading →

DOT audit says FAA likely to miss drone deadline

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A government report says the FAA will miss the Sept. 30, 2015, deadline set by Congress for drones to share the skies with manned aircraft. The Washington Post said the agency is “significantly behind schedule” in drawing up rules.... Continue Reading →

Drones & airplanes: Mitigating the culture clash

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by

By BRAD HAYDEN When strange newcomers appear on the threshold of any environment, the friction between them and the established residents stems from incomplete understanding of the prerequisites for safety and survival of both. By any name — unmanned aerial... Continue Reading →