NMSU's Flight Test Center stages succ...

NMSU's Flight Test Center stages successful UAV test over Hatch

There are 8 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from May 26, 2011, titled NMSU's Flight Test Center stages successful UAV test over Hatch. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

New Mexico State University's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Test Center supported AAI Corp.'s Shadow 200 Tactical UAS in conducting flights over the skies of Hatch from May 2-4. These were four-dimensional flight tests in support of efforts by the Federal Aviation Administration Tech Center to further UAS flights in the National Airspace System.

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Huntsville, AL

#1 May 27, 2011
What a confusing piece of propaganda.

Las Cruces, NM

#2 May 27, 2011
ur not even kidding. psl is about to shut down i heard. something about them losing security clearance for buliding.

Las Cruces, NM

#3 May 27, 2011
barky wrote:
What a confusing piece of propaganda.
"By Dennis Zaklan dzaklan@psl.nmsu.edu"

Notice how the article was written by a PSL propagandist? They couldn't find a Sun News reporter with enough smarts who could write such a story.
mike at home

Albuquerque, NM

#4 May 27, 2011
Beware of fawning praise for government ANYthing...
lc nm

Rio Rancho, NM

#5 May 28, 2011
I know Zaklan personally & he is an absolute idiot. That whole PSL dept. are crooks that sit around do nothing & have year round golf benefits.
Elsie YesSir

Huntsville, AL

#6 May 28, 2011
The flight test was a spectacular success. I think
that congrats are in order, and the naysayers are just the great-grand-children of the Orville and Wilber Wright detractors doing their duty attempt to stand in the way of natural human progress. I wil bet that they opposed the Moon landing. Those people really need to join the Flat Earth Society.
Duck and Cover

Rio Rancho, NM

#7 Jun 3, 2011
This is propaganda, not news. PSL has the only FAA approved FTC because the people from the FAA that approved it (and gave them millions of $) then turned around and got on PSL's payroll. Management at PSL for this FTC have no experience in UAV, airspace or flight test engineering. Also, it seems that they cannot consistently follow established procedures since they failed a security audit, so my take on this "successful" test is "Who needs experience when you have luck and congressional earmarks?" With a string of failures including a spectacular balloon mishap in Australia that looked like the three stooges organized it, when will NMSU stop covering for these clowns? It's just a matter of time before somebody dies in one of their crashes...and it won't be them since these programs are unmanned.
sense and avoid

Newmarket, NH

#8 Jun 25, 2013
anyone know how much they are making to let people use this FTC

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