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UMES pilots make aviation history

Nov 10, 2017
UMES Office of Public Relations

Four UMES upperclassmen - each with a pilot's license - etched their names into aviation history this fall by helping track a record-breaking flight of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

  Juniors Noah Atkins, Justin Beaudett, Chris Cornett and senior Jean Alectice were part of a team monitoring a five-day, around-the-clock mission for an upstart Falls Church, Va. company that manufactures large drones with long-range flying abilities.

  “It was a-once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Alectice said. “I would jump on it again. I had fun doing it.”

Brian Daniels / WESM-FM

PRINCESS ANNE, Md.--Maryland's new Secretary of the Department of the Environment will visit the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Earth Day.

Ben Grumbles will visit UMES between 9:30 and 11 am on Friday, April 22--Earth Day.

Secretary Grumbles plans to visit the new Engineering and Aviation Science building that recently opened on campus at the beginning of the current spring semester. The new building is home to two pilot-trainting simulators, as well as state-of-the-art radio and television production studios for students.