TRB Webinar: The Day of the Drones: Airports and Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Part 1

April 20, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 1.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

The rapid introduction of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) affects the national airspace system and its existing stakeholders. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will address the range of new safety, economic, operational, regulatory, community, environmental, and infrastructure challenges to airports that have emerged due to UAS. Presenters will discuss resources that airports can immediately use to avoid adverse impacts and maximize benefits. This is the first in a two-part webinar series. Register for Part 2.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 212: Airports and Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Volume 1: Managing and Engaging Stakeholders on UAS in the Vicinity of Airports.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters:

  1. Overview of report: Uven Chong, Hovecon 
  2. Managing UAS operations near an airport: Richard Stansbury, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  3. Engaging stakeholders in UAS: Basil Yap, Hovecon
  4. Question and answer session: Moderated by Heather Hasper, DHJ Alaska

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, you will able to:

  1. Discuss managing non-airport sponsored UAS operations
  2. Identify potential stakeholders and assess how UAS operations may impact them

Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) will provide 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) to accredited airport executives who attend this webinar. Claim CEUs by visiting For questions about AAAE continuing education units, please contact

Registration is available until just before the webinar starts. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to submit your registration. Individuals who are registered for a webinar but do not receive their confirmation emails due to their organization’s internal firewalls should contact the TRB Helpdesk for assistance in signing in.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.