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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.”