Kansas Department of Transportation employees across the state will be certified as Federal Aviation Administration commercial drone operators tomorrow. Cooperative efforts between KDOT and members of the Kansas Unmanned Aircraft Systems Joint Task Force continue to improve partnership efforts between state agencies in Kansas. Drones represent a number of opportunities for the transportation industry to become more efficient. KDOT’s Division of Aviation partnered with K-State Polytechnic for 18-months to establish formal drone training for infrastructure inspectors.
The first group of KDOT UAS operators will graduate this week. This 20-person class represents Division of Aviation, multiple bureaus of the Engineering and Design Division and every KDOT District across the state.