Behind the scenes of drone integration: Managing traffic in the sky

The Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, which runs one of seven FAA-designated test sites for unmanned aircraft systems, is headquartered at the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science. “Project Wing’s testing showed that UAS can …

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Local participation in drone regulations creates new opportunities, Virginia Tech expert says

thoughtful integration of UAS.” Mark Blanks is the director of the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, which runs one of seven FAA-designated test sites for unmanned aircraft systems, or drones. He is also an elected board member of the …

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Virginia Rescue Group Preps to Bring in Drones

The students will take a written exam within 90 days to receive their FAA certification. The PVCC course was taught by Darren Goodbar, assistant professor at PVCC and UAS coordinator of response programs for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

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Alphabet’s Project Wing is working on a platform to safely manage drone traffic

The team behind Project Wing, Alphabet’s drone delivery project, recently took part in some nationwide tests with NASA and the FAA to explore ways of managing large numbers of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Partnering with Virginia Tech, Wing showed off …

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Gov. McAuliffe becomes first governor to fly in unmanned aircraft

The $5.8 million project is officially known as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MARS UAS) Airfield … and designation of Virginia as one of six FAA test sites for unmanned aircraft systems, will help fulfill the …

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