6 May 2014
The FAA has approved UAV testing to begin at sites overseen by the University of Alaska, one of the six programs selected last year to help integrate UAVs into the national airspace. The University of Alaska testing sites are the second of six testing sites to be approved by the FAA, the first being in North Dakota. Two of the testing sites planned as part of the University of Alaska’s Pan-Pacific Unmanned Aircraft System Test Range Complex will be located at two small airports in Oregon and Hawaii. The test sites located in Alaska include the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Poker Flat Rocket Range, and sites near Barrow, Kodiak, and Homer, according to Ro Bailey, Director, Pan-Pacific USA Test Range Complex, and an invited speaker on the AVIATION 2014 panel on UAV test sites, taking place at AIAA AVIATION 2014, 16-20 June, in Atlanta, GA. The UAV panel is set for Tuesday, 17 June, from 1400-1600 hrs. (Image Credit: YouTube/BP)
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