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Despite communities dealing with COVID-19 and its challenges, an exciting new project has been launched in the Alaskan Native Village of Unalakleet (NVU). On February 25th, a virtual forum was held to inform interested NVU community members about the "Remote Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Inspection and Response Team Development in the Bering Strait Region" project (the "UAS Project"). The event was held not only to share project details but to recruit 6 NVU individuals, to join the NVU Project Lead—John P. Henry Jr., to undertake training to become FAA Part 107 Certified Remote Pilots. The ultimate goal is to have a set of trained pilots and flyable UAS staged in the Bering Strait region, prepared to efficiently support infrastructure inspection and emergency response needs if/as desired by U.S. Coast Guard or others.

Read the full newsletter: ADAC's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Spring 21 Newsletter