During the UAV Systems Flight Test module, Professional Course students spent a week learning from Industry professionals about the intricacies involved with testing Uncrewed Aircraft Systems and their lessons learned in the process. The students completed several flights with NTPS' Optionally Piloted Aircraft.  This C-150 is flown with a safety pilot onboard to comply with FAA see-and-avoid requirements, but otherwise is remotely piloted. The flight test process allowed the students to work as a team of pilots, sensor operators, engineers and test conductors to perform several types of UAV tests. The students finished up by reporting their results during 1-hour oral briefings.

 

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Mojave, CA 93502-0658 USA
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