This podcast is a straight-up business of drones goldmine. If you are in commercial drone, aviation, Urban Air Mobility (UAM), Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM), or variants, then this is the podcast for you.

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Standards group RTCA has been around since 1934 and has a long and rich history of work improving safety for aviation. We go through the history of sc-203, of which I was a member representing the RCAPA in 2004. Since then, it was reorganized into the sc-228, and the work continues.

My guest for this instalment was Terry McVenes, CEO and President of RTCA. Terry has a long and distinguished career in aviation, and that experience made for a great industry-centered conversation.

This one is so good that it is like a free consulting session about what is in store for full drone NAS integration and AMM to work.

We delve into why the USA has the safest airspace system in the world, even giving credit to the airlines and commercial air carriers, and discuss what work still lays ahead if we hope to achieve our goals of safely integrating AAM, including drones, into the NAS.

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By Patrick Egan

Editor in Field, sUAS News Americas Desk | Patrick Egan is the editor of the Americas Desk at sUAS News and host and Executive Producer of the sUAS News Podcast Series, Drone TV and the Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition. Experience in the field includes assignments with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Battle Lab investigating solutions on future warfare research projects. Instructor for LTA (Lighter Than Air) ISR systems deployment teams for an OSD, U.S. Special Operations Command, Special Surveillance Project. Built and operated commercial RPA prior to 2007 FAA policy clarification. On the airspace integration side, he serves as director of special programs for the RCAPA (Remote Control Aerial Photography Association).