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Low-flying airplane to traverse University Park during the afternoon of Sept. 20

A low-flying airplane will traverse University Park on Sept. 20 to collect aerial images that will be used to create a 3D model of the campus. Credit: Courtesy Bentley Systems Inc. All Rights Reserved.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Members of the University Park community may notice a low-flying airplane circling campus between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. today (Sept. 20). The airplane will be traversing University Park to collect aerial images of the campus.

The airplane will be flying at a low level (1,000 feet above ground level) and at low speed (60 mph) in order to capture the aerial imagery. All Federal Aviation Administration rules will be followed during the flight, and the airplane poses no danger to the campus community.

The flyover is a collaboration between the Penn State Office of Physical Plant, the Penn State Department of Architectural Engineering, and Bentley Systems Inc. The images are being collected as part of an ongoing effort to create a 3D virtual model of the University Park campus.

Last Updated June 18, 2021