Bringing UAS to America's Skies

2017 Lone Star Drone Expo

March 4, 2017 from 11am to 3pm.

Did you recently receive an unmanned aircraft but don’t know how to pilot it? The Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has you covered with the Lone Star Drone Expo, taking place Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Coastal Bend Innovation Center parking lot located at 10201 SPID in Flour Bluff. This event is free and open to the public.

“This is an opportunity for the local community to come in and let professionals help them understand how to operate their aircraft,” said Jerry Hendrix, LSUASC Executive Director. “They’ll be able to fly their aircraft around an obstacle course. We’ll also have briefings by experts on drone safety and federal regulations.”

The upcoming Drone Expo will also give the general public a chance to learn about drone technology and applications. In the United States, drone flight operations are regulated by the FAA and require a certain level of training before UAS pilots are allowed to operate in the national airspace system.

“We’re trying to bring awareness to the proper safety and use of drones,” said Hendrix. “The more comfortable someone is with their drone, the safer they are when operating it and the more fun they have.”

Visitors will also be able to take tours of the LSUASC Mission Control Center. The expo will feature food and local remote controlled hobbyist vendors.

For more information, contact Maria Martinez at (361) 825-2577 or email us at LSUASC@tamucc.edu.


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