Kansas State Gets FAA OK to Fly UAV

By Tish Drake | January 25, 2010
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FAA issued a Certificate of Authorization (COA) to Kansas State University to fly the PowerCat, a gas-driven unmanned aerial vehicle, above Crisis City, an emergency response training area near Salina, Kan. This is the second COA issued to K-State. The university said the ability to fly over Crisis City opens the door for more extensive training in search and rescue operations through use of sites that include a simulated disaster-struck city, crashed transportation vehicles and a collapsed building.

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