Systems (NIAS) managers of the FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Site teamed together with Northern Plains UAS Test Site to test counter-UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) technology at the Denver International Airport (DIA). UASUSA and the Tempest were instrumental in contributing to successful testing for future UAS safety.
UASUSA flight operations team flying the Blanca Wetlands. Exploring use cases such as seasonal wetlands mapping, habitat management and water management. Thanks to UAS Colorado for your UAS advocacy efforts in the San Luis Valley. This was an incredible opportunity and experience. These are the UASUSA's first project-specific drone flights in the San Luis Valley.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), often called drones, serve an expanding number of recreational, commercial, military and scientific uses. Researches at CU-Boulder developed a UAS called "Tempest" that's meant for tough duty - flying into the heart of extreme storms called supercells to access them in all Their fury. Battery-powered and auto-piloted, the Tempest can measure tempeture relative humidity, wind speed and atmospheric pressure - and may one day help identify emerging tornadoes.
Our founder and CEO, Skip Miller, has received an incredible honor- he has been inducted into the Academy of Model Aeronautics Hall of Fame. It will be formally announced this January. Skip Miller has dedicated his life to flying RC, and to the development of both aircrafts and pilots- teaching numerous children and adults how to fly, mentoring many.
The AMA is involved in drone relations and the development of the Unmanned Aircraft industry. Click here to read more about the AMA and Drones.
UASUSA's new Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) fixed wing aircraft is Capable of amazing things!
UASUSA is proud to introduce our new VTOL Tempest DL (Direct Lift). The Tempest DL can take off and land in small spaces and fly with the efficiency of our proven, fixed-wing Tempest. More to come..........
By Bart Jansen , USA TODAY March 31, 2016
USA Today - Insurers adopt drones for airborne inspections
The days of the harried insurance adjuster climbing a ladder to poke at your storm-damaged roof may soon be history as insurance companies look to drones as the new wave for property inspections.
State Farm, the first insurer to win approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use drones commercially, has launched hundreds of experimental drone flights for routine roof inspections. If the technology works out, the company could eventually use drones to give them a bird's eye view of catastrophes.
UASUSA LEGAL TO FLY FAA Authorization for High Performance Commercial Drones
UASUSA today announced that it had received an FAA 333 exemption for its well-proven TEMPEST™ and RECON™ commercial drones. The FAA 333 exemption allows commercial operation of drones below 400 feet above ground level, outside a five-mile radius of airports and 500 feet beyond a person or building. Skip Miller, UASUSA CEO, commented, “The exemption is important to the company as our customers are rapidly incorporating drones into their workflow and data‐capturing processes. It eases our testing and demonstration process and validates our airframe once again. A number of our customers and partners had previously received exemptions to fly the TEMPEST or RECON. Precision agriculture, power transmission line monitoring and land surveying are a few of the areas where customers are employing drones. New applications are arising each day.”
Skip Miller doesn’t know where drones are going, but he’ll be along for the ride
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LONGMONT — Skip Miller never set out to be an entrepreneur. In fact, it took him more than 40 years and four businesses to realize that he’d been one his whole life. The headquarters of UASUSA LLC, his company that manufactures and sells commercial unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, is adorned with trophies of companies past.
Miller proudly points at a Boulder Beer coaster on which a cup of coffee sits (he helped build the brewery from the ground up), and to a photograph of the paper napkin on which he drew the design for his first drone, the Tempest. Colorado small businesses are less likely to change health insurers for the upcoming year, even as they anticipate continued price increases, according to the second-annual Delta Dental of Colorado Small Business Survey.
He never got into any of his businesses — craft beer, land surveying, consumer products, now drones — with the thought of getting into business. He started with a vision and let that carry him.