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FAA Approval Makes Way for Expanded Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Research at MGC

FAA Approval Makes Way for Expanded Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Research at MGC

EASTMAN - The Aviation Campus of Middle Georgia College has gotten a green light to move forward with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle project that will, among other things, advance research into ways of enhancing agricultural practices and production.

The Federal Aviation Administration recently granted the Aviation Campus, located in Eastman, a second Certificate of Authorization to fly and test the TwinStar II UAV at a site near the Heart of Georgia Regional Airport. The Dodge County Development Authority is acquiring a site located about six miles from the airport and the Aviation Campus that is suitable to test and develop smaller-class UAVs, said Chad Dennis, a program coordinator with the Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace, which has offices on the Aviation Campus and in Atlanta.

FAA APPROVAL MAKES WAY FOR EXPANDED UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE RESEARCH AT MGC

EASTMAN - The Aviation Campus of Middle Georgia College has gotten a green light to move forward with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle project that will, among other things, advance research into ways of enhancing agricultural practices and production.

The Federal Aviation Administration recently granted the Aviation Campus, located in Eastman, a second Certificate of Authorization to fly and test the TwinStar II UAV at a site near the Heart of Georgia Regional Airport. The Dodge County Development Authority is acquiring a site located about six miles from the airport and the Aviation Campus that is suitable to test and develop smaller-class UAVs, said Chad Dennis, a program coordinator with the Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace, which has offices on the Aviation Campus and in Atlanta.

Drone Coming to Central Georgia Skies

EASTMAN - The Federal Aviation Administration has given another go-ahead to Middle Georgia College to fly drones.

The Aviation Campus will use a TwinStar II drone -- known in the industry as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs -- to research ways of enhncing agricultural practices and production, according to a news release.

The Dodge County Development Authority will acquire an area of land near the Heart of Georgia Regional Airport for the test flights.

This is Middle Georgia College's second authorization to test a drone. The university claims there are only 400 such active authorizations in the country.

Campus interns, faculty and staff will participate in the research.

NJCAA Scores from December 5th

Middle Georgia    65

East Georgia       73      Men

 

Middle Georgia     71

East Georgia        60     Women

 

CGTC                   58

Albany Tech         57     Men###

 

CGTC                    71 

Albany Tech          66   Women***

 

MGC women win, men fall, in region opener.

MGC women win, men fall, in region opener.

Middle Georgia College opened Region 17 play at home Wednesday versus East Georga College.  The women won 71-60.  The men, ranked 13 in this week's NJCAA poll, suffered their first loss, 73-65.  MGC committed 28 turnovers and shot 38 percent from the field.  Roshaun Milline had 11.

The last game before Christmas will be Saturday in Cochran versus Albany Tech.  Women play at 1 pm with men to follow.

BCHS swept at home by Dublin.

BCHS swept at home by Dublin.

The Lady Royals had a nine-point lead in the third quarter versus Dublin but went scoreless for almost nine minutes.  A late rally would come up short as Bleckley lost 38-35.  Tia Troup scored nine.  N'yasia Anderson had seven.

Trailing 36-33 going to the fourth, Mario Beck hit a three to tie the game.  The Royals though would have just one more basket and a single free throw over the final five plus minutes as they lost 47-39.  Beck had 18.  Rydealous Taylor scored 10.

Bleckley plays at Hawkinsville Friday.  Tip time is 6 pm.

Final numbers from Cochran Toys For Tots Car Show announced.

Chris Arnold, organizer of this year's Toys For Tots Car Show held Saturday in Cochran, announced final numbers for the event via email Tuesday afternoon. Arnold said nearly $2,000 in donations and about 800 toys were collected for the Bleckley community.  He said over 140 vehicles were in attendance, including 93 cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Arnold expressed thanks to the sponsors and volunteers who helped put on this year's event.