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Drone Applications for Business: Navigating Your Airspace 8:30 AM Jewett Auditorium on UMA’s Augusta campus , Augusta

The University of Maine at Augusta (UMA), through the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) pilot training center, will host a daylong conference, Drone Applications for Business: Navigating Your Airspace, on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Jewett Auditorium on UMA’s Augusta campus. (Snow date reserved for February 24, 2018.) This conference will showcase cutting edge drone applications for businesses.

The goal of the conference is to provide organizations and business owners with a better understanding of how drones can bring their businesses to a new level. Leading aviation experts will provide information on drone equipment, how they operate, and potential business applications.

A Press Release is attached.

Major points for a Calendar of Event listing:

- Drone Applications for Business: Navigating Your Airspace
- one day conference hosted by the University of Maine at Augusta Unmanned Aircraft Systems Pilot Training Center
- Saturday, February 17, 2018
- University of Maine at Augusta campus
- Registration $100
- For more information and to register: www.uma.edu/uascon

We would welcome the chance to share this informational opportunity about UAS applications with those individuals and businesses you represent through your e-mail distribution list, newsletter, or other communication means. Please use the URL uma.edu/uascon when linking to our information/registration page.

The conference sessions will include the following speakers:
• Scott Pitta, President and CEO of the Association of Professional Drone Pilots, will speak about drones in the public sector,
• Chris Huebner, Aviation Safety Inspector, FAA HQ, will provide information on FAA rules and expected changes, and
• Sam Knight, Geophysicist at Blue Marble Geographics, Hallowell, Maine and Jesse Gibbon, UAS Project Manager from Coutts Brothers in Randolph, Maine will discuss starting their drone specialty.
For a complete list of session topics and speakers visit www.uma.edu/uascon. Anyone interested in finding out how unmanned aircraft vehicles might be integrated into their business is encouraged to attend. Registration is now open.

Business applications include using UAVs to conduct engineering inspections, monitoring power transmission lines and pipelines, and examining the crop health of Maine’s forests and farms in conjunction with infrared technology. Drones can also be utilized in search and rescue operations, aerial photography for land surveys and environmental assessments, advertising, video and film production, and real estate development.

Thank you for the opportunity to share this information. If we can provide any additional information, please contact Tom Abbott at tabbott@maine.edu (207.621.3342)

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