In partnership with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Alliance Safety Council is providing an introductory course for drone hobbyists. Come together with other drone enthusiasts to learn the basics about FAA regulations and safety in three engaging hours of classroom time.
Introduction to Drone Flight
Thursday, July 19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The instructor for this course is George Rey, Jr. Commander Rey is a native son of River Ridge, Louisiana. He retired from the U.S. Navy after completing over 30 years of active duty in the U.S. Navy’s submarine service. During this period, he served on five submarines, three major staffs and two tours in the Pentagon.
Commander Rey started COTS Technology LLC, a consulting company, supporting industry, academic and government entities in operational and research endeavors with a focus on robotic systems. He was a key member who developed and implemented Tulane University’s Long-term Estuary Assessment Group (LEAG) developing biosensors for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. Commander Rey’s most recent activities support the development of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program with Nicholls State University. The Geomatics’ program is the first to receive an FAA-approved Certificate of Waiver Authorization (COA) to fly in the National Air Space (NAS) in Louisiana over 10 years ago.
He is also the president of the AUVSI (Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) Pelican Chapter and the FBI’s Louisiana INFRAGARD Sector Chief for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Commander Rey continues to collaborate with several academic and industry partners to develop UAS technology, techniques and procedures to protect our nation’s critical infrastructure.