Drones Over Virginia

Posted by: perry 2/3/2014 11:46 PM

Monday, February 3, 2014

Drones Over Virginia
It's a bird... it's a plane... it's an unmanned aircraft system? UAS's, or drones as they're more commonly known, are headed to six states, including right here in Virginia. Their arrival is part of a comprehensive safety test being conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration. Each of the six states will testing drones in a different context with Virginia's responsibility being "drone failure." We'll discuss the benefits of being selected for the highly competitive program as well as privacy issues raised by the drones' presence.

Scheduled Guests:

Mark Warner
 - Senior U.S. Senator, Representing Virginia
warner.senate.gov

Kevin Kochersberger - Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Unmanned Systems Lab, Virginia Tech
me.vt.edu/unmanned

Claire Gastañaga
 - Executive Director, ACLU of Virginia
acluva.org

Craig Quigley
 - Executive Director, Hampton Roads Military & Federal Facilities Alliance
hrmffa.org

 

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