Saturday, April 25, 2015

Learning about the FAA

Although the focus of TATTS is on perspective taking and team building, you can't utilize technology such as UAS/drones without understanding aviation, pilot safety and the rules & regulations.  To that end, we are always weaving in those issues to our meetings and outings.

One such way to weave in a bit of a focus on aviation was during our family spring break to Washington DC.  We made a point when spending time on the National Mall to park near the FAA building, look at the UAV exhibit at the Air & Space Museum and see a few planes landing at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. 

We didn't go in to talk to the Jim Williams - Director of the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office - so we figured we'd pose by the sign instead

Mitchell checking out the AeroVironment RQ-14A used in Operation Iraqi Freedom