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UAS Cluster Initiative newsletter
  April 18, 2023

Spotlight: Rethink Vertical Podcast on Windshape,

The latest Rethink Vertical Podcast find out: How do you develop confidence in your UAV design over the operational flight envelope?

In this podcast, UAS Cluster Initiative Executive Director, Craig Mahaney, talks with WindShape co-founders Guillaume Catry and Nicolas Bosson about the importance of having the right testing plan and data to support required certifications and customer operations. Hear about this along with Windshape's journey to Tulsa on the Rethink Vertical Podcast .

To find out more about WindShape in Tulsa, read the WindShape Press release .

Last opportunity to register for Lab to Business Showcase featuring OSU research

Register today for the next UASCI Lab to Business Showcase learn about UAV systems research and technology opportunities at Oklahoma State University (OSU). Researchers and Technology Transfer staff from OSU will be presenting and available for questions.

This free online event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 at 1:00 pm CT. Registration closes at 11:00am CT on April 19th.

To register for this event, please go to
For questions or more information, please contact Jack James at ,

AUVSI Oklahoma Pavillion booth At AUVSI EXPONENTIAL Exhibit hall on May 9-11, 2023
Connect with UASCI at Oklahoma Pavilion, booth 4405

at Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado

If you are attending AUVSI EXPONENTIAL, this is an opportunity to schedule time to meet with Craig Mahaney or Emily Bell in person and connect with UAS Cluster Initiative activities
To schedule time, email them at , and ,

UASCI is creating an environment where unmanned aviation startups can thrive, connect with innovative networks, access global capital, discover national technologies and learn from proven tech industry leaders.

UAS in the News
Swiss-Based WindShape Establishes Tulsa, Oklahoma, Drone Testing-Validation Center
WindShape, a Swiss-based company operating in the drone industry, will open an indoor drone testing and validation operation at the Skyway36 Droneport and Technology Innovation Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Upcoming UASCI Events
Lab to Business Showcase with OSU
April 19, 2023
Will feature research and technologies from Oklahoma State University

UASCI Private Industry Advisory Council Meeting (by invitation)
May 2023 - date TBD
Upcoming Industry Events
AUVSI XPONENTIAL Annual Conference
May 7 - 11, 2023
Denver, CO

Paris Airshow
June 19 - 25, 2023
Paris, France

EAA Air Venture Oshkosh
July 24 - 30, 2023
Oschkosh, WI

Thunderbird Drone Festival
August 2023 (date TBD)
Woodward, OK
Droneport Headlines
Altaport and Partners Prepare for Vertiport Automation
Transport Up | 04/13/2023
Altaport, a leading developer of airport and heliport automation systems, has announced strategic partnerships with market leaders and innovators in the aerial mobility industry to act as a systems integrator for eVTOL vertiports.

Air taxi, please! Can urban air mobility get off the ground?
Raconteur | 04/06/2023
Several EVTOL providers are poised to offer emission-free urban air travel, but they have some significant infrastructure challenges to overcome before they can realise this electric dream
Policy News
Regulatory Roundup: U.S. Federal Legislators Push for UAS Integration
Flying | 04/14/2023
Breaking down key drone, UAS, and AAM regulations from the past month.

Sharing Airspace Between Future Air Taxis & Current Airliners: The Challenges & Solutions
Simple Flying | 04/11/2023
An Unmanned Traffic Management system will facilitate the safe integration of existing commuter aircraft and future air taxis and delivery drones.

House drone delivery bill flies through final committee stop
Florida Politics | 04/10/2023
A bill clearing the way for easier construction of drone ports throughout Florida is on its way to the House floor after zooming through its final committee stop.

Florida enacts bill banning foreign-made drones for emergency services
sUAS News | 04/06/2023
A bit of an outlier, Florida Senate Bill 44 (2021), is now in force and as such drones made by DJI and Autel are out of bounds for Floridian emergency services.
Research News
AFWERX to discuss emerging aircraft technologies at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2023 convention
AFRL | 04/14/2023
AFWERX will highlight emerging aircraft technologies during the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International XPONENTIAL 2023 convention May 8-11, 2023, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Oklahomans taking lead in drone technology and advanced air mobility
NonDoc | 04/10/2023
Oklahoma aerospace engineers told members of a U.S. House high tech committee that they are using drone technology and advanced air mobility to leverage aerospace programs within the state's Native American tribes.
Industry Headlines
What is a "Commercial" Drone?
Commercial UAV News | 04/13/2023
If you work in the drone industry, you probably know what a "commercial" drone is. It's a drone used for business, a drone used to make money.

Commercial UAV Expo is Stacking Up to Be Big! More than 135 Exhibitors Already Committed
dronelife | 04/12/2023
There are very few drone shows in the U.S., and Commercial UAV Expo is the award-winning, vertical-based show you won't want to miss.

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