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InterDrone 2018, Insights and Event Review

Vigilant Aerospace's CEO, Kraettli L. Epperson, served on two panels during InterDrone 2018. Our discussion on the panel, “The Future of Chips and Sensors Powering Next-Gen Drones,” on September 5, 2018, included a wide-ranging discussion of how we incorporate new...

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UAS Summit & Expo 2018, Conference Review

It was an honor to be invited to speak on the 2018 UAS Summit & Expo in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Vigilant Aerospace Systems CEO Kraettli Epperson took the stage during the “UAS Service Suppliers: The Models that Generate Real Revenue” session on day two of the...

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FlightHorizon Compatible Hardware List Now Available

Vigilant Aerospace has published a new list of hardware that is known to be compatible with our FlightHorizon product line, particularly for unmanned aircraft detect-and-avoid purposes and for general airspace management and situational awareness. This list is...

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New Buying Guide for FlightHorizon Products Published

Vigilant Aerospace has published a new FlightHorizon Buying Guide to help you through the process of selecting the right product for your operational needs. Whether you are flying a single small UAS for patrols within 20 miles of your ground control station, or are...

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New FlightHorizon Products and Services Announced

Vigilant Aerospace is announcing our new list of FlightHorizon™ products for both ground-based and on-board detect-and avoid, and our new integration and consulting services: FlightHorizon GCS™ – Uses an aviation transponder and, when available,...

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Industry Reacts to FlightHorizon BLOS Tests at NASA

Vigilant Aerospace recently announced the successful completion of beyond visual line-of-sight testing of the latest version of the FlightHorizon detect-and-avoid system for unmanned aircraft. The tests were conducted in NASA Armstrong's controlled airspace by...

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Vigilant Aerospace BLOS Drone List Featured in DroneLife

DroneLife.com, a leading commercial drone news source, covered the release of Vigilant Aerospace's Beyond Line-of-Sight Drone List. Excerpt from the article: “We believe that the future of unmanned aircraft in the US has arrived, and only a few obstacles remain for...

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Latest Flight Test with FlightHorizon

As a part of ongoing research and development, Vigilant Aerospace completed an informal test flight on Friday, Nov. 18 at Wiley Post airport in Oklahoma City. This flight was primarily a shakedown test of several recent improvements to FlightHorizon in advance of our...

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Study Resources for Part 107 UAS Pilots

The August 29th initial testing date is near and we've put together our own list of Part 107 UAS Pilot Certification test prep study resources. UAS Pilot Study Resources Page In the interest of supporting UAS safety and helping drone pilots prepare for the...

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7-Eleven Delivers by Drone Within Line of Sight

Commercial Drone Milestone Achieved 7-Eleven recently took to the air by drone to deliver a chicken sandwich, hot coffee, donuts, some candy, and Slurpees to a family in Reno. This delivery marked the first legal U.S. commercial delivery by drone of items ordered from...

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Launch of Vigilant Aerospace Systems Announced

We are delighted to announce the official launch of Vigilant Aerospace Systems, Inc. Here is our public announcement of the launch: Press Announcement - VAS Launches - February 26 2016 [PDF] Here is the full text of the announcement: Vigilant Aerospace Systems...

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NASA Announcement of Licensing Agreement

NASA has announced the licensing of its new traffic awareness and collision avoidance technology to Vigilant Aerospace Systems: NASA Press Release - NASA Licenses Unmanned Communications Tech [PDF] Here is the announcement on the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center...

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NASA Licensing Ceremony Photos and Remarks

Accompanying our licensing agreement with NASA, we also held a licensing ceremony at Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California on February 8, 2016. As a part of the ceremony, our CEO, Kraettli L. Epperson, shared some remarks on behalf of Vigilant...

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