WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA announced today that the State of Nevada’s unmanned aircraft systems test site is ready to conduct research vital to integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. Nevada is the third of six congressionally mandated test sites to become operational.
By MATTHEW ZUCCARO
Haven’t you heard? Pilots are no longer required, at least not on board the aircraft. Welcome to the world of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
No pilots? Is nothing sacred anymore? I remember my first flights as pilot in command in both a helicopter and an airplane. It was me and the aircraft against the laws of nature. I was not overseeing flight management systems — I strapped on the aircraft, and it became part of me.
GREELEY, Colo. — Due to construction at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, The Rocky Mountain Airshow is moving to the Greeley-Weld County Airport (GXY) for its 2014 event, August 22- 23.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA reports that seven aerial photo and video production companies have asked for regulatory exemptions that would allow the film and television industry to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with FAA approval for the first time.
The starting point for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is rarely military; it is at the other extreme with toy helicopters and professional UAV helicopters, according to analysts at IDTechEx.
The IDTechEx report “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Electric UAVs 2014-2024” has been tracking some changes lately, none more rapid than the adoption of pure electric quadcopters. As toys, they are a big success, but not necessarily an ongoing growth market, officials note.
More than two years ago, New Jersey Institute of Technology Professor Michael Chumer was testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that were deployed in California yet able to send video to his emergency management network at NJIT.
The video clearly showed that the UAS could be used to enhance both emergency response and public safety in the State of New Jersey. The question then arose: How does NJIT bring this untapped potential to New Jersey?
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest association representing the unmanned systems community, announced its newly elected board of directors during its annual Unmanned Systems 2014 in Orlando, Fla., earlier this month.
Newly elected directors for the 2014-2017 term are David Agnew, Neil Hunter, Leonard Ligon, Paul McDuffee, Ben Miller and Suzy Young.
ORLANDO, Fla. — During a speech at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems 2014, FAA Manager of UAS Integration Jim Williams reported that the FAA is working with several industries to expedite some limited commercial operations of UAS before UAS rules are finalized.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) reports that Dr. John Langford, Chairman and CEO of Aurora Flight Sciences, has been selected to receive the 2014 Cliff Henderson Trophy.