University conducts its first drone research mission over Gulf of Mexico

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will conduct the first mission over the Gulf of Mexico with its unmanned aircraft from Monday, March 11, through Friday, March 15.

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NASA-UND partnership plans unmanned flight test

Researchers at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton Roads, Va., have a new twist on an old saying, “Look Ma, no hands,” when it comes to piloting a small plane.

The new twist is a result of a NASA partnership with The MITRE Corporation and the University of North Dakota (UND).

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UAS demo slated for North Dakota

On Thursday, Sept. 20, there will be a demonstration of on-board technologies designed to help integrate remotely-piloted aircraft into the national air transportation system at the Grand Forks International Airport in North Dakota. The research flight test will feature a specially equipped NASA Langley Research Center Cirrus SR22 that will serve as a surrogate unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The surrogate UAS will automatically maneuver using Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) data and software algorithms developed by The MITRE Corp. and the University of North Dakota. A UND Cessna 206 will act as an intruder aircraft.

Air Safety Institute releases unmanned aircraft online course

The AOPA Foundation’s Air Safety Institute (ASI) has released a new interactive online course titled “Unmanned Aircraft and the National Airspace System.”

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