UAS Tutorials

There are a few good tutorials from AmericaView here. The titles include: Understanding the use of sUAS to Assess Rainwater Harvesting Potential for Urban Multi-family Housing: Introduction and Rainwater Harvesting (RH), Geotagging Images from the 3DR Solo, and Mastering the Aeronautical Chart-An Introduction to VFR Sectionals.


 

Thomas Nelson Community College Offering Flight Technician Career Studies Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare participants to skillfully fly and maintain an sUAS and to earn the FAA Part 107 certificate. Knowledge of the safe and legal operation of an unmanned aircraft (drone) and the collection of imagery for customers is on the forefront of employer demand for many new and emerging fields. This program develops these competencies and allows participants to succeed in this challenging and demanding field.

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Virginia Governor Announces Commonwealth’s Autonomous Systems Center of Excellence

The Center of Excellence is designed to lead the expansion of the autonomous systems industry in Virginia. “The autonomous systems industry is one of the cornerstones of the new Virginia economy,” said Governor McAuliffe.  

Virginia is home to a vast array of autonomy related assets located across the Commonwealth, as well as an FAA test site (Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership).

Virginia has garnered a reputation as a leader in autonomous systems with industry estimates consistently placing the Commonwealth among the top 10 states positioned to reap the largest economic benefit from the industry’s $82 billion forecasted economic impact through 2025.

The newly established Center will serve as the ombudsman and advocate for this industry in the Commonwealth and will as act as a champion for the development and deployment of all aspects of the autonomous systems industry. Find out more here.


 

Virginia Plays Prominent Role at AUVSI

Virginia’s position as a leading state for the unmanned industry was further highlighted and promoted this week at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle System International “Xponential” event in Dallas.  Governor Terry McAuliffe and members from his administration, along with the Unmanned Systems Association of Virginia (USAV), touted the Commonwealth’s vast array of autonomy-related assets and business-friendly regulatory environment.