Tag Archives: Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Kansas State Polytechnic Offers New Program For Drone Hobbyists

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 SALINA, KAN. – With unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, a popular gift item this past holiday season and beyond, the unmanned aircraft systems program on Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus has five … Continue reading

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It’s A Bird…It’s A Plane….Nope, It’s A Drone!

by James Bildilli & Matt Heyen Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – Aug/Sept 2016 No doubt you have heard about, seen or even operated a drone over the past couple of years. There are many names that can be used … Continue reading

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Kansas State Polytechnic Campus Offers UAS Training To Hobbyists

SALINA, KAN. – As the number of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) owners continues to increase, the UAS program at Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is now offering training specifically for hobbyists to ensure proper use and safety. The school held … Continue reading

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Harvesting The Data Storm

by Stephen Sorenson Northland Community & Technical College’s Geospatial Intelligence Analysis Program: Riding the Wave of the UAS Tsunami How does Northland Community & Technical College’s (NCTC) Geospatial Intelligence Analysis Program tie into general aviation and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology? … Continue reading

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Laws Governing Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Are They Clear & Consistent?

by Russell A. Klingaman Attorney At Law Local law enforcement agencies are starting to buy and use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones. For instance, The Orland Park Police Department in Orland Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, … Continue reading

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Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It’s An Aircraft!

by Tara Kalar Associate Legal Counsel MnDOT Office of Chief Counsel With an anticipated million unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sold over the holiday season, aviation is experiencing an unprecedented boost in “aircraft” ownership. Since the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) … Continue reading

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The Start of A Great New Year!

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Days are getting longer; I even saw the sun for a moment on my way to work this morning. We don’t want to wish away the “ski-plane” fly-in season, but there … Continue reading

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AOPA Calls UAS Task Force Recommendations, “A Good Start”

FREDERICK, MD – The FAA announced, November 23, 2015,  that it has accepted the final recommendations of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)  Registration Task Force Aviation Rulemaking Committee, and has begun the rulemaking process, moving the agency one step closer … Continue reading

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems… Technology Creating New Perspectives That Will Open The Imagination of Future Generations

by Jonathan Beck Imaginations fueled with fascination continue to explore the potential Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have to positively benefit our lives and change the way we look at the world. UAS are another contributor in the aviation community fostering … Continue reading

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UAS Task Force Formed By U.S. Department of Transportation/FAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced October 29, 2015, the formation of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force (RTF) for the purpose of developing recommendations for a … Continue reading

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