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Team presents uses for Unmanned Aircraft Systems during National Sheriffs' Conference

July 02, 2013  |  Drew Menard/Liberty University News Service

John Marselus, associate dean of Flight Operations for Liberty University School of Aeronautics, joined a team of industry professionals in a presentation on the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in law enforcement on June 22 during the National Sheriffs’ Association Annual Conference in Charlotte, N.C.

The group was invited after giving a similar presentation April 18 at the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association Convention in Portsmouth, Va. Team members included Marselus; Rose Mooney of Archangel Aero, LLC; Jeff Hannell with Nova Tech; Paul Toumayan of UTC Systems; and Joe Allman from UAV Pro.

Liberty’s School of Aeronautics launched a specialization in UAS last fall. UAS is the technology used to remotely pilot unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), popularly referred to as drones in their military application. Liberty’s program recently earned the school a nod from Virginia’s Region 2000 Technology Council, which named it Innovator of the Year.

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