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Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus
201 College Center
2310 Centennial Rd.
Salina, KS 67401


Applied Aviation Research Center - UAS Research

Kansas State Polytechnic’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program within the Applied Aviation Research Center (AARC) is engaged in facilitating the commercialization of UAS. This vision led the AARC to be at the forefront of UAS research that influences and enhances UAS regulations and increases capabilities, founded on manned aviation’s culture of safety. The AARC staff is comprised of subject-matter experts, connecting with industry to provide training, consulting, collaboration and research. Centrally located in Salina, Kansas on the K-State Polytechnic Campus, we enjoy a permissive environment for access to the National Airspace System (NAS). We conduct operations as a Public entity as well as under Section 333 exemption certificates of authorization and the FAA’s newest guidelines for commercial operations, 14CFR Part 107.


Find information on K-State's policy for UAS activity on campus.


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