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The Next Frontier in Aviation - Large Unmanned Aircraft in US Airspace
Large Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in US airspace
Date and Time:
Friday, March 2, 2018, starting at 19:00 Eastern Standard Time Download Calendar File
Robert Di Meo
Brief Description:

A quick review of the Part 107 rules and Special Rule for Model Aircraft (Section 336 of the 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act), what it takes to get permission to fly a large research drone, and what the operation looks like from the morning briefing to the afternoon debrief. Click the link below and register TODAY!

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Location of Seminar:
EAA Chapter 106 hangar 135 classroom - Gate 4 – North Ramp of LW
400 Holt Rd, North Andover, MA

North Andover, MA 01845
Directions to Venue:

There is no GPS address for airport GATE 4, but 400 Holt Rd, North Andover, gets you close. At the stop sign (says Clark St), turn RIGHT. About 150 yards on the left is GATE 4.  Call the cell number on the paper taped to the yellow post for someone to come let you in.  Due to the locked airport gate, please try to arrive a bit before the 7 PM program start.  If flying in, see Add’l info below.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
75 seats at the facility, 54 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Penny Bowman
Phone: (508) 284-5592
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

When we think of drones, we immediately think of quad copters or model aircraft. With a little more though we might think of the military drones like the Predator, however real impact of this new segment of aviation is yet to occur. What has been going on over the past several years in selected parts of the US is work involving introducing large UAS into general US airspace. This talk will bring you through Bob’s involvement to date and give you some insight into where we are going.

Bob Di Meo will give a quick review of the Part 107 rules and Special Rule for Model Aircraft (Section 336 of the 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act). Then he will spend the rest of the time talking about what it took to get permission to fly a drone in North Dakota and what the operation looks like from the morning briefing to the afternoon debrief.

Before the program:
Coming directly from work and hungry? Join us at 6:00 PM for food sponsored by EAA Chapter 106 – donations welcomed. The FAASTeam Seminar starts at 7:00 PM in the chapter classroom (side of the white hangar furthest from the tower).

About the SPEAKER:
Robert Di Meo.  Flying since 1979. 6500 hours, ATP, MEI, CFI, CFII, EAA Tech Counselor and FAAST team member. Currently flying for Kollsman Inc. as a test pilot for HUD, EVS and Joint Strike Fighter product lines. Have owned a Piper Arrow, C-172, Piper Aerostar and Piper Comanche.  Built and currently flying a Vans RV-8.


Most aircraft (especially larger/production) will need to park on the North Ramp (large parking area next to Echo).  A few small planes can park near or in front of the chapter classroom. (The EAA106 classroom is inside the last white hangar on the left at the north end of Delta). 
Turn onto Holt Rd off Rt-125 in No. Andover (about 1 mile north of where Rt-133 turns East). At the end of Holt Rd, turn right (Clark St).  GATE 4 will be on the left. We will have a cell phone # sheet on the yellow post to call for someone to drive down and escort you in. Please arrive before the 7 pm start of the program so our volunteers don’t have to miss any of the program. Thank you.
MAP LINK and where to park on this page:    www.106.eaachapter.org/ourhangar.htm

SPONSOR:     EAA Chapter 106 www.106.EAAchapter.org is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) educational public charity.  EAA106 organizes and hosts an annual fly-in, which not only showcases amateur-built aircraft; it also offers several seminars throughout the day (similar to Oshkosh ‘forums’). EAA106 offers educational seminars and programs for pilots as well as those building their own aircraft throughout the year, hosts museum aircraft tour stops, and offers an annual youth scholarship to an aviation camp in Oshkosh.

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
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