In an effort to bring attention to the positive, life-saving uses of unmanned aircraft in Washington, Sen. Jim Honeyford will sponsor an informational briefing Wednesday in the A/B/C conference room of the John A. Cherberg Building on the Capitol campus. The briefing will begin every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Legislators, legislative staff and members of the media are invited to attend.
Wednesday’s hands-on demonstrations will be led by Dr. Tad McGeer, founder of two industry-leading unmanned aircraft companies based in the Columbia River Gorge. Many other unmanned aircraft–manufacturing companies that provide hundreds of private-sector jobs in Washington will also be represented at the briefing. Attendees will be able to meet one-on-one with unmanned aircraft engineers and operators, watch onboard video from both daylight and night operations and inspect the aircraft and their launching equipment in person.