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CFS 2018: Wednesday

A quarterly publication of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association

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NATCA Na onal UAS Representa ves Steve Weidner and Jeff Richards led panelists in a discussion about Integra ng Remotely Piloted Aircra into the Na onal Airspace System (NAS). Experts on the panel brought a wide breadth of experience to the discussion. Panelists: • NATCA Syracuse Tower/TRACON member Sandy Gregoire • Syracuse Air Na onal Guard 108 ATKS Director of Opera ons Lt. Col. Aaron "Copper" Brown • Amazon Prime Air Director of Safety & Regulatory Affairs Sean Cassidy • Ac ng Director of NASA Aeronau cs Research Ins tute (NARI) Parimal Kopardekar • FAA ATO UAS Integra on Manager Randy Willis • ASSURE FAA UAS Center of Excellence (COE) Associate Director for Research & Raspet Flight Research Laboratory Director at Mississippi State University Dallas Brooks NATCA was pleased to welcome SpaceX FAA Licensing Manager Kevin Ha on to speak to a endees of #NATCACFS2018 on commercial space. This rapidly expanding industry has placed growing pressure on Na onal Airspace System (NAS) regulators to develop the means and methods to ensure equal airspace access to all par cipants while preserving current achievements in safety and efficiency. COMMERCIAL SPACE INTEGRATING REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT INTO THE NAS COMMUNICATING FOR SAFETY Wednesday, Oct. 24 3

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