Embry-Riddle Worldwide to host Small UAS Challenge

Embry-Riddle Worldwide to host Small UAS Challenge

8-Oct-2014 Source: Embry-Riddle

Enthusiasts of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) will have a chance to demonstrate their aircraft and skills during a Small UAS Challenge in Houston Nov. 1 and 2.

Sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide, the competition is free and open to private, academic and commercial participants. This indoor challenge will feature an obstacle course (emphasizing agility and maneuverability), dead lift (lifting ability) and time trial (speed over a closed course). Eligible aircraft, which can be no larger than 36 inches and 10 pounds, will require a vertical takeoff and landing. The number of participants is limited, so early registration is recommended.

“We’re excited to offer our second Small UAS Challenge during Wings Over Houston,” said David Thirtyacre, assistant professor of aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Worldwide. “We experienced tremendous support for our first competition in Reno in September and look forward a similar response in Houston – a community that is so deeply rooted in the aerospace industry.

– See more at: http://worldwide.erau.edu/newsroom/press-releases/embry-riddle-worldwide-to-host-small-uas-challenge-at-wings-over-houston-in-november.html#sthash.MdWRTLLC.dpuf

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