Drone On! Bi-State Development Offers UAS Series

By on September 18, 2018

Drones or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are finding ways into daily life at all levels. Aerospace, public safety, industry and infrastructure, leisure, retail services and the list will only continue to grow. This technology is already here and it presents great opportunities, but also comes with real challenges, especially in a fragmented, regulatory environment.

This series of three industry networking forums, hosted by Bi-State Development and St. Louis Downtown Airport, will bring together diverse perspectives to begin to explore how the St. Louis region is approaching drone use and what we should understand in order to effectively move forward.

The first program in the series should be of particular interest to the construction and development industry. Panelists, from Clayco, Strayos, and St. Louis University will examine drones today and where the technology is headed.  Those who wish to attend can register for individual luncheons or the entire series. The second program will look  local government regulations and the third will consider how integration of drones into commercial and general airspace (FAA will participate in that program).

1) Drones in our Society—Today and Tomorrow
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Program begins at 12 Noon

2) It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Drone: Issues to Consider for Local Regulation
Thursday, October 11, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Program begins at 12 Noon

3) The Integration of Drones into the General and Commercial Aviation Landscape
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Program begins at 12 Noon

For more information, please contact Julianne Stone at jxstone@bistatedev.org or Erick Dahl at EADahl@stlouisdowntownairport.com

For details and to register for individual sessions or the series, click here.

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