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Unmanned aircraft information offered at meeting


by The public can learn about unmanned aircraft missions in Alaska on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Murie Building auditorium at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Officials and representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Pan-Pacific Unmanned Aerial…

Aurora first to fly large UAS in FAA-Designated test site


by Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that from June 12-15, 2015 the company’s Centaur optionally piloted aircraft (OPA) flew multiple unmanned flights from Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York. The successful test flights were conducted in full collaboration and compliance…

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…