UAV Workshop

May 30th, 2015

We were very pleased with the UAV Workshop the Propbusters sponsored on Saturday, May 30th. We had about 20 registered participants. Although we invited all the public service and educational agencies we could find, all of our attendees were either fire department or search/rescue personnel.

The presenters: Jim Tiller, Arend Schuurman, and Dr Dan Dolan, did a great job of stimulated lots of questions and discussion from this group. Dr. Dolan also brought a couple of his students to show their research project. We generated quite a bit of interest and raised more questions than we answered, I think.

At noon, we adjourned to Propbuster field and did our best to do some quadcopter demos in about a 15 knot wind. A few flights were made, but not nearly what we had intended. Bob Olson and Darrell Cassidy were ready with the buddy box, but the wind did not lend itself to that endeavour either.

We gained some good friends here who now know who we are and what we do. We will be asked for assistance in training some of their people I am sure. We opened a good “can of worms” here and have yet to see what all will come out of this relationship. It will be interesting to see where it goes.

Thanks to Darrell Cassidy for arranging for sandwiches and fixings at the field.

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