The two institutions will seek to expand upon existing UAS resources in airspace, technology and education programming.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Manager of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Integration Jim Williams announced that the FAA is working with several industries to expedite at least some limited commercial operations of drones before UAS rules are finalized.
Robert Blair of Blair Farms is one of the pioneers of the use of UAS for precision agriculture in the U.S. Since 2006, he has been using UAS on his farm in Kendrick, Idaho.
Andrew Shepherd of the Sinclair UAS team was recently named one of Dayton's 40 most influential young leaders in its 2014 40 Under 40 awards program.
Brian Wilson, 45, raced to the scene with his DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter and shot about 30 minutes of video before the battery died. His drone has four blades and weighs about 3 pounds.