Whether flying a drone, otherwise known as an unmanned aircraft (UA), for a hobby or as a professional, plan to attend the presentation, Operating Drones for Business or Recreation: What You Need to Know, set for 6 p.m. Thursday Feb. 4, via Zoom. The free program, sponsored by the York LaunchBox at Penn State York, is open to the public, but you must register.
Jennifer A. Stewart, unmanned aircraft (UA) operations manager and compliance analyst at Penn State, will share information during her presentation. Stewart will share information about a key factor in drone operation, -- flying safely. This interactive presentation will provide safety steps to prepare for each flight mission. The discussion will also highlight the rules, regulations, and best practices for flying drones.
In her position with the University for more than 20 years, Stewart oversees and manages the daily administrative activities associated with UA Operations, reviews flight plans, develops policies and procedures, facilitates strategic program management, and goal setting activities. She leads the development, implementation and presentation of compliance education and training programs for faculty, staff and students using UAs. She also supports other research compliance programs such as scientific diving, biosafety materials and radioisotopes.