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State Senator Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton), co-sponsored Senate Concurrent Resolution 19, to urge the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to select Ohio as a site for testing the integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems into the National Airspace System. The resolution unanimously passed both the House and the Senate. Ohio is the historically relevant choice for this testing. In 1918 the world's first Unmanned Aerial System, the "Kettering Bug", was developed by the Dayton- Wright Airplane Company. Further, the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International was founded in Dayton in 1972. More importantly, Ohio has the resources necessary to be successful. The Air Force Research Laboratory, headquartered at Wright - Patterson Air Force Base, is a major Department of Defense Center for Unmanned Aerial System's research. In Ohio we have specialized equipment and trained scientific and engineering personnel who are conducting research related to Unmanned Vehicle Systems. This includes researching airframes, propulsion systems, sensors, communications and man-machine interfaces. There is a strong collaborative environment for research, development, testing, training and manufacturing of Unmanned Aerial Systems in Ohio making it a perfect testing site location. As always, please do not hesitate to contact my office if you have questions or concerns about any state-related matter. You can reach my office by phone at (614) 466-0626, by e-mail at or by writing State Senator Scott Oelslager, Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215.
State Senator Scott Oelslager represents the 29th District for the Ohio Senate, which includes portions of Stark County. His office can be reached at (614) 466-0626 or at .
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