Fort Worth – Unmanned aircraft system workshops begin Jan. 18
Unmanned aircraft system devices are showing up faster than rules can be made for them. In North Texas alone, there are more than 20,000 unmanned aircraft systems registered. The recent growth in this evolving field has brought these devices, also known as drones, to the masses, and safe operation for all those involved quickly became a top priority.
From professional operators to those who see drones flying near their home, it is becoming imperative that North Texans be aware of the rules and regulations, best practices and where to fly these devices. The North Texas UAS Safety and Integration Task Force was organized to serve as an information clearinghouse for academia, public- and private-sector entities and the general public, and to address integration issues and carry out solutions via working groups focused on education and public awareness, legislation, training and integration.
Over the next two years, 12 free drone workshops sponsored by the task force and UAS industry stakeholders will be held in a variety of locations across North Texas. NCTCOG will host the first in this series of workshops on Jan. 18 at its offices in Arlington.
Workshop attendees will learn how to register their drones and tips on operation, including pre-flight planning and conducting a safe flight.