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VAS Presenter on National Radio Program

Wednesday, July 11, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Aaron Lawrence, Woolpert unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology director and research scientist, was a featured guest on the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Radio Hour. To tune in, visit and click “Play” on the radio icon on the right side of the page.

NSPS Executive Director and longtime VAS member Curtis Sumner hosts the NSPS Radio Hour, which is the only national radio broadcast dedicated to the surveying profession. The show’s purpose is to respond to challenges presented by new technologies, government, and activities by providing a forum for its members to share knowledge and advance common interests.

Lawrence is a geographic information systems professional who oversees the development and application of UAS across multiple markets at Woolpert. He was among the first group to pass the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107 Remote Pilot in Command Exam to fly drones commercially in 2016, and continues to mentor the growing ranks of UAS pilots within the firm.

“I recently attended a continuing education course that Aaron was presenting to the Virginia Association of Surveyors, and was thoroughly impressed with his depth of knowledge and his presentation skills,” Sumner said. “I knew right away that having him join me on the NSPS Radio Hour would be beneficial to our national audience.”

Highlights of the discussion were posted on