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Unmanned Aircraft Systems “The Basics”. ASPRS Conference San Diego, CA. Cherlynn Jones, Air Traffic Control Specialist, FAA. April 28, 2010. What is an UAS. Unmanned Aircraft: A device used or intended to be used for flight in the air that has no onboard pilot System Includes:

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unmanned aircraft systems the basics

Unmanned Aircraft Systems“The Basics”

ASPRS Conference

San Diego, CA

Cherlynn Jones, Air Traffic Control Specialist, FAA

April 28, 2010

what is an uas
What is an UAS
  • Unmanned Aircraft: A device used or intended to be used for flight in the air that has no onboard pilot
  • System Includes:
    • Unmanned Aircraft (UA)
    • Aircraft Control Station
    • Command & Control Link/s
  • Model Remote Control (hobby only)
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Who’s Flying UAS

Public Use Aircraft

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Interior
  • Department of Justice
  • NASA
  • NOAA
  • State Universities
  • State Law Enforcement

Civil Aircraft – Special Airworthiness Certificates – Experimental

  • AAI Corporation
  • General Atomics
what are they doing
What are they doing?
  • Operational Military Missions
  • Research: scientific and academic
  • Sensor Development and Testing
  • Border Patrol
  • Firefighting
  • Disaster Relief
  • Law Enforcement
  • Search and Rescue
  • Note: no commercial operations authorized
how authorization to fly
How: Authorization to Fly
  • Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA)
    • Public Entities (government)
    • Public Agency determines air worthiness
    • Year long flight plan
  • Special Airworthiness Certificate
    • Non-public
    • FAA issues air worthiness certificate
  • Hobby RC: FAA AC 91-57, June 1981
  • Special Use Airspace
see and avoid
See and Avoid
  • 14 CFR 91.113, Right-of-Way Rules
  • Unless specifically authorized, UAS operations shall require visual observers, either airborne or ground based