With unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) becoming more popular, the FAA has granted Auburn University approval to operate a new UAS Flight School as part of its Aviation Center. Auburn hopes to launch it’s program in June, and will open the non-credit classes to anyone interested, not just Auburn students. “The reaction has been overwhelming,” said Bill Hutto, director of Auburn’s Aviation Center. “We’ve gotten inquires from as far away as Oregon State.” While the curriculum is still evolving, Hutto anticipates offering courses in pipeline inspection, use in agriculture and law enforcement and more.
NBAA, together with association partners, collaboratively submitted comments on the proposed changes to the FAA’s definition of aeronautical activity. The groups cautioned the FAA that proposed changes to the definition may have unintended consequences and create unnecessary complications.
Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV-01) of the House Subcommittee for Aviation details what more can be done to help airports and municipalities collaborate with surrounding communities to support advanced air mobility.