ACC Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): What Aviation Professionals Should Know Live Webinar

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Includes a Live Event on 01/31/2019 at 1:00 PM (EST)

This ACC training webinar will provide an overview of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) current technologies, applications, regulations, and operations. The presenters will discuss the proliferation of UAS/drones in the national airspace system over the last three years, including public operations, commercial services, and recreational use. This webinar will focus on the types of operations that aviation professionals can expect to encounter, including unmanned aircraft pilots, airport operators, and air traffic managers. The presenters will also cover current activities for establishing UAS program operations standards and best practices. 


At the end of this ACC training webinar, participants will be able to:
• Categorize the types of UAS/drone operations applicable to specific areas.
• Identify what information is relevant to ask a drone operator – or provide to authorities – relating to questionable drone operations.
• Explain current regulatory activities and resources related to proper drone operations and integration.
• Prepare for the continued and increased likelihood of sharing airspace with unmanned aircraft.


• Matthew Griffin (Moderator), Director, Regulatory Affairs and Education, Airport Consultants Council (ACC)
• Kyle Snyder, Unmanned Systems Program Manager, Cherokee Nation Technology Portfolio
• Tom Zajkowski, North Carolina Airport Technical Assistance Program (NC AirTAP), North Carolina State University


Eligible participants will earn 1.5 PDH, CM or LU credits/hours for this ACC online training webinar.


Refunds will be issued in full for registration cancellations received in writing at up to three business days prior to the start of the webinar. Cancellations made less than three business days from the start of the webinar will receive a refund minus 50% of the registration fee or the registration can be applied to a future ACC webinar within six months.

Kyle Snyder

Unmanned Systems Program Manager, Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs

Kyle Snyder has more than 20 years of experience in researching, developing, testing, educating, and integrating advanced aviation and unmanned systems technologies. He has worked with federal agencies, state and local governments, large contractors, small businesses, and academia to accelerate the integration of unmanned aircraft systems ("drones") into the National Airspace System since 2000. Kyle is now the Program Manager for the Department of Homeland Security’s Tunnel Robotics Program at Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs. Mr. Snyder's career is built on transitioning new technologies in unmanned systems command and control, communications, human-machine collaboration, and autonomy into live operations. He led exercises using drones for wildland fire fighting situational awareness in 2009 and 2010; he secured the first academic partnership with the Army’s UAS Program Office in 2012; he started North Carolina’s UAS program including membership on the FAA’s UAS Center of Excellence Team- ASSURE; and leading the NGAT Consortium until 2019. In his current role, Mr. Snyder is leading the testing and demonstrations of ground robots, unmanned aircraft, and subterranean communications, for developing products to support tunnel exploration and mapping. He enjoys his role as a knowledge bridge between operational resources responsible for executing a mission and engineering teams focused on research and product development. Just as drones continue to personalize aviation as never before, the interfaces between people and robots will become ever more frequent opening many new opportunities for expanding human performance. Mr. Snyder uses these opportunities as inspiration for discovery, for business value, and for sharing with those around him.   


Participants are responsible for meeting all the following criteria to earn accreditation credits/hours for this webinar: 

• Be a paid and registered participant for this training; 

• Sign-in to the webinar no later than 12:55 p.m. EDT through your account in the ACC Training Hub; 

• Attend for the full 90-minute duration of the webinar (credits/hours are not issued for partial attendance); and

• Complete/submit no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, February 6th, the ACC evaluation survey.


ACC must adhere to strict standards as a registered and approved continuing education provider. As such, ACC will request a $50 processing fee and signed accreditation affidavit to issue credits/hours to participants failing to meet the above accreditation criteria and deadlines. 


ACC reports attendance and PDH credits for eligible participants directly to within 30 days of the conclusion of the webinar. Participants will receive an automated email directly from RCEP/ACEC with notification of reporting of attendance/PDH credits by ACC. Participants can log-in to their RCEP account and download/print a copy of their certificate of completion. If the participant does not have an existing account with RCEP, one is automatically created for them when ACC reports webinar attendance/PDH credits. The automated email sent to the participant from RCEP will include details on how to log-in to their new account, along with a temporary account password. PLEASE NOTE: ACC does not have access to the RCEP account of any participant, nor information on account passwords. Participants will need to contact RCEP directly at (202) 347-7474 for assistance, or can visit, enter their work email address in the log-in, and click "Forgot Password."


Attendees holding the AICP professional designation must self-report their CM credits to the American Planning Association (APA) for participating in this webinar. Please refer to APA/AICP course #9163279.


ACC (AIA provider #G173) reports attendance and LU hours for AIA members for this webinar (Course #ACCWEB01312019) directly to AIA CES within ten (10) business days of the conclusion of the webinar.


The registration fee for ACC live webinars is “per person.” The sharing of your log-in credentials to provide access to the webinar by non-registered individuals is prohibited. Doing so will nullify the issuance of your credits/hours for attending, as ACC cannot meet the required accreditation criteria to verify your attendance – or your participation for the entire duration of the webinar – with multiple log-ins under your name.


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Live Webinar
01/31/2019 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
01/31/2019 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes