Former FAA Administrator to Keynote at Utah UAS Summit

Ogden, Utah is preparing to host the 2nd annual Utah UAS Summit—featuring keynote speaker Michael Huerta, former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) administrator—on Sept. 27, 2019.

The Summit will run from 8 am to 6 pm at the Kemp Ogden Gateway Center, Ogden Hinckley Airport. Registration to this event is free, but attendees who would like a catered lunch, should select the optional $15 ticket purchase.

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Michael Huerta is a former administrator for the FAA. In this capacity, he oversaw the largest aerospace system in the world, directed a $15.9 billion budget, and managed more than 47,000 employees.  He currently works as a senior adviser for Macquarie Capital and serves on the Board of Directors for Delta Airlines. Huerta is considered a thought leader in the UAS industry, having overseen the development of Part 107 regulations during his tenure at the FAA.

Additional speakers include: Gary Stewardson, ROAVCopters; Tulinda Larsen, Deseret UAS; Michael Dyment, NEXA Capital; Tooele County Commissioner Shawn Milne; Jared Esselman, director, Division of Aeronautics, UDOT; and Paul Wheeler, head UAS Programs, UDOT.

The Utah UAS Summit will also include live demonstrations.

Deseret UAS is a non-profit corporation created jointly by Tooele and Box Elder Counties, in close partnership with Ogden City. As the premier organization in Utah dedicated to UAM, Deseret UAS provides unparalleled access to several large flight test ranges with miles of wide-open land and air. The company offers active commercial UAS/UAM flight test ranges, fosters applied research, and provides a centralized source of information on UAM in Utah.