FAA has opened the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site program—the sixth and final site. FAA granted Virginia Tech seven Certificates of Waiver or Authorization (COAs) for two years. UAS models include the Smart Road Flyer, an eSPAARO, Aeryon Sky Ranger, MANTRA2, Sig Rascal, and two AVID EDF-8 micro UASs. UAS operations will occur at test areas in Virginia, New Jersey and Maryland. Research in the three states will ...

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