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Fairbanks flight opens unmanned aircraft test site

...unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, test site in the country."Alaska is positioned...selecting the Alaska Center as a test site operator, according to Huerta...government research, before the test site program was in place. The FAA is...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-06/fairbanks-flight-opens-unmanned-aircraf
State
Major companies in talks with state drone program

...One of those, the Ptarmigan, was built by UAF graduates.With its first official flight in May 2014, UAF's drone test site became the second in the country to be considered operational by the Federal Aviation Administration.The university...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-12/major-companies-talks-state-drone-progr
State | AK legislature
New Alaska FAA chief focused on safety

...priorities here are NextGen and the UAS test site," Long said.The UAS, or Unmanned Aerial System, test site sponsored by the University of Alaska...said the uniqueness of the Alaska test site, combined with the support, financially...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-05/new-alaska-faa-chief-focused-safety
State
Anchorage Assembly schedules hearing on marijuana sales ban

...be Anchorage's next mayor.She has said the municipality should take a wait-and-see approach and should not be a test site for commercial marijuana in Alaska.The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska is working to have people...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-16/anchorage-assembly-schedules-hearing-ma
State
Drones will fly Alaska's skies

...Monday.The University of Alaska was named one of the test site operators and will oversee testing at sites in Alaska...the university's proposal "contained a diverse set of test site range locations in seven climatic zones as well as geographic...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-30/drones-will-fly-alaskas-skies
State
Feds announce test sites for drone aircraft

...moving."The competition for a test site was robust, with 25 entities in...However, the designation as a test site doesn't come with a financial award...the FAA cited a diverse set of test site locations in seven climatic zones...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-31
State
Unmanned aircraft industry takes off in Alaska

...expected to choose the test sites by the end of the year.A test site would consist of airspace and a landing strip designated...takeoff."Part of the UAF team pushing for an Alaska test site, Haney said the culture of UAV operators needs to be...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-26/unmanned-aircraft-industry-takes-alaska
State
Filming Alaska from above

...December that Alaska was one of six states selected as a testing site for drones. The University of Alaska was named a test site operator and will oversee testing in Alaska, Hawaii and Oregon.The announcement was part of a bill passed by Congress...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-21/filming-alaska-above
State | Local
First wave of prefiled legislation released

...a person or imminent and substantial damage to property.The proposal comes on the heels of Alaska being chosen as a test site for the integration of drones into U.S. airspace.Higgins also introduced one of at least two bills that would repeal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-12/first-wave-prefiled-legislation-release
State
Legislators ponder police drone usage

...December that Alaska was one of six states selected as a testing site for drones. The University of Alaska was named a test site operator and will oversee testing in Alaska, Hawaii and Oregon. The announcement was part of a bill passed by Congress...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-13/legislators-ponder-police-drone-usage
State | AK legislature

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