Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have seen a dramatic increase in popularity in recent years. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), reports of pilot interactions with UAS has increased from 238 total sightings in 2014 to 780 sightings through August of 2015. With the sudden increase in UAS operations, the safety of aircraft operators for both manned and unmanned aircraft, as well as the general public, is a primary concern for the FAA. The FAA’s goal is to integrate UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS) safely.
The annual ranking of the Top 500 Engineering Design Firms was released in the May, 2016 issue of Engineering News-Record. This year Bolton & Menk, Inc. broke into the top 200 firms in the country, jumping 24 spots to #179. Bolton & Menk has continued their ascent on the list for the last 20 years, since 1996.
The Hutchinson Municipal Airport – Butler Field Runway 15/33, Taxiway, and Apron Reclamation Project was selected by the Minnesota Council of Airports for the MCOA Project of the Year – Intermediate Airport Award on April 21.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Dallas County held a partner banquet on the evening of Thursday, March 31 to recognize and acknowledge local partners who help carry research-based education from ISU across the county. With their support, ISU Extension continues to stay focused on feeding people, keeping them healthy, helping communities to prosper and thrive, and turning the world over to the next generation better than we found it.