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July 20, 2017  

Early Bird Rates EXTENDED
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This is why I am happy to announce that we are extending the UAS Tech Forum Early Bird rate to August 4th. This gives you an additional two weeks to secure your spot and get the best rate possible.

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UAS in the News
How will a drone assist in crop management?
A panel of researchers, including OklahomState University researcher Jamey Jacob, discussed possible applications for UAS at the recent American Peanut Research and Education Society annual meeting in Albuquerque.

Civilian drone invades Vance airspace
Last Monday evening, dozens of aircraft flew over Vance Air Force Base In Enid, Okla,, all of which were supposed to be there, save for one. A civilian unmanned aircraft system, commonly known as a drone, was spotted over Vance Monday night by...

TCC launches drone education program
Tulsa Community College is offering a nine-hour course for students who want to learn to fly drones. The drone program is designed to meet industry needs.
Upcoming UASCI Events
Green Country Unmanned Aircraft System Competition
August, 25-27, 2017
Tulsa University - Reynolds Center, H.A. Chapman Stadium and Mabee Gym
The University of Tulsa Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will host an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) competition on the TU campus. UAV systems are effective in recruiting middle and high school students to fields related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The industrial applications of UAV systems continue to expand, and TU is home to innovative UAV research.

UAS Tech Forum 2017
August 30 - 31, 2017
Wichita, KS
Early Bird Registration ends July 21. Register now to get the best rate.
Upcoming Industry Events
July 19 - 21, 2017
Portland, OR
ASCEND is the essential Conference & Expo for the commercial UAS industry, developed by the team behind Drone360 magazine. It will help you go beyond the basics, the broad strokes, and the bullet points to find the actionable processes, detailed...

Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Roundtable
July 24, 2017
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Leveling the Regulatory Playing Field: A Conversation with the SBA National Ombudsman and Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Enforcement Fairness (Acting)

UAS Summit and Expo
August 21 - 23, 2017
Grand Forks, ND

September 6 - 8, 2017
Las Vegas, NV

Drone World Expo
October 3 - 4, 2017
San Jose, CA
Thought leaders, industry experts and end-users will gather at Drone World Expo in the heart of Silicon Valley to present real-world solutions to your business and environmental challenges. UAS/UAVs provide the capability for you to capture data in...
Air traffic control is not just for planes anymore | 07/19/2017
With thousands of drones taking to the skies every day, the airspace is bound to get crowded. These companies are working to prevent drone disruptions.

College Sees Big Opportunities in Drone Technology
SUNY Cortland News | 07/18/2017
Early last spring, the SUNY Cortland joined the NUAIR Alliance, a New York-based not-for-profit coalition of more than 100 private and public entities and academic institutions. The members work together to operate and oversee drone test ranges in New York, Massachusetts and Michigan.

Deadwood 'drone no-fly zone' faces headwinds
Rapid City Journal | 07/17/2017
As Deadwood, N.D., considers establishing a "drone no-fly zone" over its historic downtown, some drone proponents contend that Federal Aviation Administration regulations will ground the ordinance before it ever takes flight.
But the city's police chief, who piloted the effort to draft the ordinance, said he was confident the measure would fly in the face of opposition and potential lawsuits over the proposed ban on unmanned aerial vehicles in the community.

Will a drone save your life? The answer is coming sooner than you think
High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal | 07/17/2017
A Mississipp doctor has developed a system that combines drone technologies with telemedicine so that doctors located miles away could theoretically instruct even a frightened lay person at an emergency scene to provide simple, but perhaps life-saving, medical care.

Drone revolution: Researchers, regulators prepare for unmanned aircraft to fill US skies
FOX News | 07/14/2017
To safely integrate the vast numbers of new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the nation's airspace, the FAA is relying on a group of 23 research institutions led by Mississippi State University. The Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) is conducting in-depth studies on virtually every aspect of drone operations, including air traffic control, pilot certification and crash avoidance.

New Braunfels Utilities testing drones to inspect power towers
San Antonio Express-News | 07/14/2017
A new era in infrastructure inspection took flight Friday for the local electricity retailer. New Braunfels (TX) Utilities has hired Surveying and Mapping to inspect about 250 power poles along roughly 5 miles of distribution lines using a drone that's equipped with both regular and infrared cameras. It's a job normally done by workers in elevated buckets. The $35,000 trial run is expected to wrap up in about a week.

Need UAS Training? DARTdrones is Holding Workshops All Over the Country
Unmanned Aerial Online | 07/13/2017
DARTdrones, a provider of drone training and consulting, has announced four separate workshops on deploying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for mapping, journalism, search and rescue (SAR), and roof inspections. DARTdrones, whose founder and CEO, Abby Speicher, grabbed a deal with Mark Cuban on ABC's "Shark Tank" earlier this year, is rolling out the workshops this fall.

Drones, smart sensors, and AI may soon guard the U.S. border
Digital Trends | 07/11/2017
The University of Arizona researchers have been working on an autonomous artificial intelligence framework that uses real-time data to work out how best to deploy various high-tech resources — ranging from ground vehicles and drones to smart sensors, and other technologies — to surveil the 1,900-mile-long border with Mexico.

How A Small Drone Nearly Took Out An F-22 Raptor
Investor's Business Daily | 07/11/2017
The Air Force is requesting more authority to deal with drones affecting operations near bases after a near-miss with an F-22 last week.

Small DARPA drones fly without human or GPS help
Defense Systems | 07/10/2017
Small unmanned aerial vehicles will soon navigate without using GPS or human assistance  as demonstrated by several successful test runs last month as part of the Fast Lightweight Autonomy program.

Virginia Leading The Way in Emerging Tech
3D Insider | 07/10/2017
Virginia is quickly becoming one of the best states for emerging tech. It has a history of supporting emerging products with grants and tax credits. Additionally, the state has a phenomenal education system and workforce.

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