Flying demos and speakers highlight drone workshop
Drone experts from across North Carolina will share insights and take their machines to the air at an upcoming educational workshop in Raleigh.
The American Public Works Association – North Carolina chapter (APWA-NC) Technology Board will host the 2021 Drone Workshop on Oct. 27. The daylong event kicks off at 8:30 a.m., and will be at the Greg Poole Jr. All Faiths Chapel at Dix Park. In addition to offering information on how drone technology can benefit public works and other projects, the new FAA drone rules will also be among the topics of conversation.
The workshop will feature morning sessions with speakers, followed by afternoon demonstrations in the Dix Park flying field. Speakers include WithersRavenel’sRemote Sensing Group Director Seth Swaim, PLS, GISP, and FAA Part 107 Pilot. Other speakers include:
Thomas Zajkowski of Nextgen Air Transportation Program
Wayne Bailey of Blue Ridge Mountain Drones
Ravi Soneja of Ayers Associates
Dr. Leila Hashemi Beni of NC A&T State University
Morning sessions will be followed by a catered lunch. Afternoon demonstrations will be provided by Swaim, Zajkowski, and Bailey, along with Thomas Walls of NCDOT Aviation and AECOM’s Matt Nanney.
Cost for the event is $20 for APWA members and $25 for nonmembers. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, and registration for the workshop ends Oct. 22. State and local COVID-19 guidance will be observed during the event. The City of Raleigh requires face coverings for indoor spaces.
To register to attend the 2021 Drone Workshop, click here and for sponsorship registration click here. If you have questions, contact Jason McMahon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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