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On the Record with Virginia Tech: Mark Blanks

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It’s no longer a novelty to see a drone overhead, but knowing its purpose or who is flying it can be pretty challenging. Join Virginia Tech expert Mark Blanks for a conversation about topics including on-going remote identification work and air traffic control for drones — and why both are vital to widespread package delivery of consumer goods by unmanned aircraft. Blanks directs the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) — one of seven national FAA-designated test sites for unmanned aircraft. 

On the Record events are a series of regular media roundtables hosted by the university’s Media Relations team with a goal of elevating Virginia Tech research and connecting faculty to reporters from national and trade publications.