With the ever-increasing dialogue on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), "drones" etc. the discussion is largely influenced by the technical and regulatory debate. How to safely grant UAS flight in segregated, hybrid and non-segregated airspace are some of the major challenges which influence the current discussions. Concepts such as detect and avoid (DAA), remain well clear (RWC), Lost C2 Link (LC2L), unmanned traffic management (UTM) come to mind. While all these topics are an important and necessary, one element which might not be at the forefront, is the human dimension, both on the ground and in the air. The personnel required to operations RPAS or UAS can range from a single remote pilot to a crew with dozens of people, particularly for the larger RPAS. and as such the human interactions with the RPAS are paramount. This webinar will examine many of the human dimension, interaction and intervention around the topic of the UAS and UTM.
Marc Baumgartner, IFATCA
Roberto Sabatini, RMIT University
Paola Lanzi, Deep Blue Sandra Gregoire, FAA
Lieutenant Colonel Aaron D. Brown, US Air Force
Laus Meier, Skyguide
Alan Hobbs, NASA Ames Research Centre