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​​Welcome to the Ohio UAS Center

The Ohio UAS Center serves as the state's one-stop shop for UAS technology, connecting government, industry, academia to advance the use and commercialization of UAS technology.


 UAS Center Operations

The Ohio UAS Center operates as part of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s DriveOhio initiative because unmanned aircraft systems and autonomous/connected vehicles are parallel technologies.
Ohio is systemically working to put unmanned aircraft to work supporting a broad range of business operations. Project surveying, infrastructure inspection, project monitoring, environmental survey, resource survey, corrections facility surveillance, police and firefighting support are among a few of the areas where Ohio is working to put unmanned aircraft to work supporting the work of state and local government operations.
Statewide data collection operations include:
  • Bridge Inspections
  • Aerial Photography/GIS
  • Exterior / Interior Inspections
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Traffic Monitoring
  • Quick Clear Operations
  • Emergency Management
  • Communications / Promotional Videos
  • Structures/Facilities Inspections

 UAS News Around Ohio


ECSU teams with Ohio institution to expand drone training, innovation

​Elizabeth City State University is teaming with a drone certification school in Dayton, Ohio, where the Wright brothers experimented in their bicycle shop before flying in Kitty Hawk.

Link: Read the full article at Pilot Online

Event 38 Flies Under AFRL COA at Ohio UAS Test Center

Event 38 coordinated with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) and the Ohio UAS Test Center to fly on the grounds of Springfield Beckley Airport immediately adjacent to active runways.

Link: Read the full article at sUAS News

First flight success for drone-sized electric aircraft

If fully electric regional passenger jets someday fly from Cleveland to Atlanta, aviation historians will likely point out that the first successful in-air test of the battery technology making it possible happened on a frozen Dayton-area airfield in early 2019.

Link: Read the full article at Phys.org.

​Sinclair to Start Offering 2 Bachelor's Degrees in Fall

When classes start in August, Sinclair will begin offering a bachelor's degree in unmanned aerial systems and another in aviation.

Link: Read the full article at AviationPros.com

​Event 38 Integrates uAvionix ADS-B with long-range UAS

Ohio-based drone manufacturer Event 38 Unmanned Systems has entered into a collaborative agreement with uAvionix to resell and integrate uAvionix’s automatic dependent surveillance—broadcast (ADS-B) products with Event 38 aircraft.

Link: Read the full article at Unmanned Aerial Online
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 Ohio UAS Center
4170 Allium Court
Springfield, Ohio 45505




Fred Judson, Director
Jordan Collins, UAS Program Administrator
Richard Fox, GBDAA Operations Manager
David Gallagher, Chief of Staff/Flight Operations Manager