FAA Test Sites

UAF Gets a Federal Boost for Unmanned Aircraft


by By Liz Ruskin, APRN The FAA last week named University of Alaska Fairbanks a “Center of Excellence” for research on unmanned aircraft. Actually, UAF is part of a group of universities, led by Mississippi State, that make up the Center…

1st drone in Nevada test program crashes in demo


by KEN RITTER, Associated Press BOULDER CITY, Nev. — A drone testing program in Nevada is off to a bumpy start after the first unmanned aircraft authorized to fly without Federal Aviation Administration supervision crashed during a ceremony in Boulder…

Website for Oregon’s UAS (Drone) Test Ranges Up and Running


by The website for Oregon’s test-flight ranges for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, also called commercial drones) is up and running. The site – at http://uastestranges.soaroregon.com - provides comprehensive information on the state’s three test ranges at Pendleton, Tillamook, and Warm Springs, where…