Date:May 8-11, 2017
Location:Dallas, TX USA
At Kay Baily Hutchinson Convention Center
Reno-Stead Test Range, Reno, N.V. (June 5, 2017) – On May 25, 2017, the FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Site and its NASA Partners flew five different Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones) demonstrating multiple operational scenarios, including parachute initiated emergency supply deliveries and aerial survey operations. In addition to flying the specific NASA Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) missions, the UAVs were flown beyond the pilot’s visual line of sight. This was accomplished using strategically placed visual observers (VO) and sophisticated Command and control (C2), communication, detect, and avoid technologies.
AUSTIN, TEXAS (May 10, 2017) – A new record has been set in long-distance drone delivery. On May 5, 2017, a Nevada UAS Consortium (Team Roadrunner) set the record flying a fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) over 97 miles to Austin, Texas using cellular connectivity.
By Nicole Raz Las Vegas Review-Journal April 6, 2017 - 3:45 pm If you aren’t already licensed to operate a drone or don’t know somebody who is, chances are you will by 2021, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The agency expects that the number of commercial Unmanned Aircraft System units will be 10 times larger than it was in 2016, according to its recently released annual Aerospace Forecast Report.