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Vigilant Aerospace CEO Kraettli Epperson will be making a presentation titled “Safety Framework for Integration of UAS into the National Airspace” on August 8th at the UAS Business & Contracting Symposium organized by the Oklahoma Metro Technology Centers. The half-day symposium will feature keynote presentations and panel discussions from aerospace and unmanned aircraft experts.

Safety Framework for Integration of UAS into the National Airspace

A UAS Business and Contracting Symposium Keynote Presentation
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM This will be a brief overview of the current authorization framework for commercial unmanned flight, current regulatory initiatives surrounding integration of UAS into the national airspace and discussion of expected safety requirements and capabilities. This will include presentation of Vigilant Aerospace’s FlightHorizon system for situational awareness and detect-and-avoid for unmanned aircraft, which is based on an exclusively licensed NASA patent and prototype.   Visit the event page for more information:

UAS Business and Contracting Symposium – Full Event Details:

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM Metro Technology Centers, Business Conference Center 1900 Springlake Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73111 2:00 PM – Opening Introductions 2:30 PMPresentation by Alvin Brunner, Aviation Safety Inspector, FAA Southwest Region 3:00 PMPresentation by Hunter Robinson, UAS Director, Central Electric Cooperative 3:30 PMPresentation by Kraettli L. Epperson, CEO, Vigilant Aerospace Systems 4:00 PM – BREAK 4:15 PMUAS Business & Contracting Panel – Panelists:
  • Alvin Brunner, Aviation Safety Inspector, FAA Southwest Region
  • Hunter Robinson, UAS Director, Central Electric Cooperative
  • Kraettli Epperson, CEO, Vigilant Aerospace Systems
  • Grayson Ardies, Aviation Program Manager, Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission
  • Vince Howie, Aerospace & Defense Director, Oklahoma Dept of Commerce
5:00 – 6:30 PM – Post-Symposium Reception Who should attend?
  • Federal, State and Local Governments
  • Law Enforcement
  • Military Operations
  • Small and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Utilities
  • Fire Fighters, Search & Rescue, Weather
  • Small- to mid-sized companies and Entrepreneurs
  • Agriculture, Weather, Insurance, Real Estate, Filmmakers
  • UAS Related Service Providers
  • Construction
  • Telecommunications
  • Oil, Gas & Pipeline Companies
  • Transportation and Right of Way Companies
  • … Anyone interested in learning more about the commercial drone industry!
  Visit the event page to get your ticket to reserve your seat now: Note: Metro Tech students should contact the enrollment office at 405.595.4678 for discount student ticket pricing.  UAS Business & Contracting Symposium From the event page: The first annual Drone Business & Contracting Symposium will be held at Metro Tech’s Springlake Campus on August 8, from 2 – 5 p.m. Attendees will learn how drones are are being utilized by government and private industry and how to get involved! Governments and Private Industries are turning to drones! What is the UAS Business and Contracting Symposium? Drones are increasingly used in everything! UAS Business & Contracting Symposium is a convergence of government and private industry stakeholders who recognize the potential of the UAS industry and are interested in UAS considerations, challenges and answers. For more information, visit Oklahoma Metro Technology Centers: From the website: Metro Technology Centers is a career and technology center with four campuses. The school was established in 1979 by a vote of the people to serve Oklahoma City in providing career and technology education (CTE). Metro Tech is one of 29 technology centers in the state of Oklahoma. For more information, visit

About Vigilant Aerospace Systems

Vigilant Aerospace is the leading developer of detect-and-avoid and airspace management software for uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS or drones). The company’s product, FlightHorizon, is based on two NASA patents and uses data from multiple sources to display a real-time picture of the air traffic around a UAS and to provide automatic avoidance maneuvers to prevent collisions. The software is designed to meet industry technical standards, to provide automatic safety and to allow UAS to safely fly beyond the sight of the pilot. The software has won multiple industry awards and the company has had contracts and users at NASA, the FAA, the U.S. Department of Defense and with a variety of drone development programs. Visit our website at

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