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Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight and Operations UAE 

We welcome the Kansas State UAE Program to The Harvey County Fair. Mr.Tim Bruner,UAS Researcher Applied Aviation Research Center from the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus will be our guest speaker Aug. 5th 1pm at the Livestock Arena.

Mr. Bruner will have a presentation along with a demonstration of how drones are being used in industry. 

Kansas State Polytechnic is one of the first and still one of the few universities in the country to offer a bachelor’s degree in unmanned aircraft systems. With this revolutionary new field, Kansas State Polytechnic understands the importance of providing its students with research opportunities, cutting edge technology and equipment and an exclusive education. That’s why it was among the first institutions in the U.S. to allow students to participate in actual missions. For Department of Defense related projects, the program also has access to restricted airspace at the Smoky Hill Weapons Range and has authorization to fly unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace System.

Kansas State Polytechnic's UAS program uses a hands-on approach to learning, giving students the necessary skills to safely operate and manage a diverse fleet of unmanned aircraft both proprietary and commercially available. Unmanned aircraft systems are multifaceted machines with many working parts and a variety of flying factors, it’s essential that our students’ curriculum is deeply rooted in multiple core areas. Along with UAS education, the program also includes manned aviation, avionics, aircraft maintenance and engineering technology.

The UAS program is the principle initiative of the university’s Applied Aviation Research Center. Under this resource, our accomplished UAS faculty are engaged in the analysis, experimentation and exploration of on-going projects with federal agencies, private sponsors and internal university groups. As an example of the extent of our research, the AARC completes approximately 100 missions each year. These professional research partnerships not only help perpetuate the continuous influx of new UAS technology into the program, but also connect our students to their future in the industry.


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