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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Civilian Applications of UAVs - A California Perspective - 2013

    California State Affairs

    AIAA Policy Symposium: Civilian Applications of UAVs - A California Perspective

    26-28 March 2013
    Westlake Hyatt, Westlake Village, California

    Tuesday, 26 March – Opening Session Dinner

    • Keith Ballenger, Assistant Manager, Flight Standards Division, FAA – FAA progress update on unmanned systems integration (PDF)

    Wednesday, 27 March

    • Janis Pamiljans, Vice-President and General Manager Unmanned Air Systems Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (PDF)


    Panel on Public Safety – Future of UAVs for Law Enforcement, Fire, Emergency Management, Border Patrol, First Responders.

    • Bob Roper, Fire Chief, Ventura County Fire Department (Retired) (PDF)
    • Scott Brewer, Deputy Director of Operations, Center for Asymmetric Warfare (PDF)
    • David D. McBride, Center Director, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center – NASA role in integration of UAVs (PDF)


    Panel on Current and Future Innovative Use of UAVs in Commercial Applications (Communications, Agriculture, Filmmaking, etc.)

    • Mike Francis, United Technologies Research Center (PDF)
    • Michael Toscano, President and CEO, AUVSI (PDF)
    • David Kennedy, Project Manager, Aircraft Crash Safety Test (BBC/National Geographic) (PDF)




    Video 1: UAV Symposium
    Video 2: Global Hawk
    Video 3: Fire Scout
    Video 4: UCAS
    Video 5: Dynamic National Airspace