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Senate Interim Study

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) economic advancement and potential increase for economic development in Oklahoma.

Time 8:30am
Location ,
  1. REVISED:  Added detailed agendas.


    IS-2020-28 Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) economic advancement and potential increase for economic development in Oklahoma.  Requestor: Rosino

    1. Welcome and introductions

    2. James Grimsley, Executive Director, Advanced Technology Initiatives for the Choctaw Nation

    3. Basil Yap, UAS IPP and Program Manager, North Carolina Department of Transportation Division of Aviation; Vice President of Hovecon Consulting

    4. Dr. Amber L. Wilson, IACE, ASC, Manager of Aviation Technology, Virginia Department of Aviation

    5. Dr. James Leiman, Director, North Dakota Economic Development and Finance, ND Department of Commerce; Interim Director, Workforce Division

    6. Professor Gregory McNeal, Professor of Law and Public Policy, Caruso School of Law, Pepperdine University; Co-founder of AirMAP

    7. Dr. Jamey Jacob, Director of Oklahoma State University’s Unmanned Systems Research Institute

    8. Lunch break:  12:00PM - 1:00PM


    IS-2020-27 Oklahoma Air Service Development Grant Pilot Program: offer financial assistance by grant to private or public entities for assisting commercial air service development.  Requestor: Rosino

    9. Welcome and introductions

    10. William “Bill” Swelbar, Research Engineer, MIT’s International Center for Air Transportation

    11. Nickolas “Nick” Wangler, Owner, Forecast Inc.

    12. Shawn Burke, Air Service Development Program Manager and Analyst for Wyoming Department of Transportation

    13. Mark Wasky, Vice President, Innovation and Strategic Initiatives, Indiana Economic Development Corporation

    14. BREAK

    15. Alexis Higgins, Tulsa Airport Authority

    16. Barbara McNally, Lawton, Fort Sill Regional Airport

    17. Paul Priegel, Stillwater Regional Airport

    18. Mark Kranenburg, Oklahoma City Airport Authority

    19. Other business