The University of Alaska Fairbank’s Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft System Integration teamed up with U.S. Army Alaska to increase the awareness and practical applications of UAS and to ensure safety procedures were in place. The UAF test site is one of six approved by the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct UAS research.
Jimmy Fox, deputy field supervisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, works with Carl France, contractor with the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI) on a gravel bar on the upper Chena River on July 31. Fox is working with ACUASI to capture video footage of prime king salmon habitat on the Chena to increase public awareness. (UAF photo by Todd Paris)