Aeronautics assists Virginia Tech

Drone — Jordan Bates (left) and Trevor Briggs (right) at work. Photo provided

Unmanned Aircraft Systems program plays role in FAA’s selection of drone test site The Liberty University School of Aeronautics (SOA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program played a role in securing a UAS test site at Virginia Tech Dec. 20, 2013, according to John Marselus, the director of Liberty UAS. Marselus …

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FAA delays control tower closures

Airport — FAA-certified air traffic controllers will no longer be on staff at the  Lynchburg airport starting June 15, but the move is not expected to affect travelers. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

The move gives Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics more time to figure out alternatives The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Friday, April 5 that it would delay the closure of 149 federal contract airport control towers around the country until June 15. The move gives Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics …

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