Fly Scout Fly is a new video about Greg Walker’s work with unmanned vehicles in Alaska

Liz O’Connell for FrontierScientists – Fairbanks, Alaska, June , 2012–

“So our job is to get it out there, get exposure to the technology, get people to understand it’s benefits and its limitations. And see how it can solve their problems.” said Greg Walker, Unmanned Aircraft Program Manager at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Impressively the Aeryon Scout has proven it’s got the “right stuff” to fly in the Aleutian Islands. Or is it the operators who have figured out how to make it work? You be the judge. Watch Fly Scout Fly, the first video about Walker’s testing of practical applications for unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV’s) in Alaska. Keep in mind, the Aleutian islands are noted for their winds—25 knots is a normal wind speed, high seas—think over 10 foot sea waves like in the “Deadliest Catch”, and unpredictability—their vessel the Norseman waited 2 days in a cove as hurricanes blew through.

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