Unmanned aerial systems: Supporting development and training on UAV applications for Maine businesses and state agencies

Principal Investigator: Thomas Abbott (UMA)

Partners: Col. Daniel M. Leclair (Civil Air Patrol, Northeast Region), J. Gregory Jolda (UMA)

Abstract: This project will be the first step in establishing an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) training and education center at the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA). Furthermore, the larger goal of this project is to demonstrate that a Maine-based UAV training and education center is valuable and an investment beacon for businesses, state agencies and external funders, and will draw investments from and for businesses, state and federal agencies, and assist in recruitment for UMA’s own BS in Aviation Program.