FAA To Host Second Virtual UAS Symposium


The FAA has announced that it will be hosting a second virtual edition of its two-part unmanned aircraft systems (UAS/drone) symposium later this year. The first segment of the symposium, called Episode III, is scheduled to take place on June 9-10 followed by Episode IV on Sept. 14-15. As previously reported by AVweb, Episodes I and II were held in July and August 2020, focusing on UAS traffic management, global harmonization, the FAA’s UAS Integration Pilot Program and public safety operations.

“The theme for this year’s virtual event is ‘Above and Beyond,’” the agency said. “Each episode will feature keynote presentations, expert panels, guided and non-guided networking discussions, one-on-one meetings with experts in the FAA UAS Support Center, and informational sessions with live Q&A.”

Episode III will highlight international operations, STEM, public safety operations, recreational drone operations and commercial drone operations. Episode IV is slated to cover UAS traffic management, technology, the FAA BEYOND program, advanced air mobility and international operations. More information about the symposium, which will be co-hosted by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), can be found at faauas.auvsi.net/program.

Kate O'Connor
Kate O’Connor works as AVweb's Editor-in-Chief. She is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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