South Bend, IN. – On September 15th, at 6:30 p.m., South Bend International Airport (SBN) will host a free informational forum regarding Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also referred to as drones.
Both recreational and commercial operators are encouraged to attend. The discussion will review the safety responsibilities drone operators should undertake before flying the device in the South Bend area.
This event is open to the public and will be held in the terminal atrium; located upstairs, east of Delta’s ticket counter.
“It’s important to understand the impact drones have on air safety, especially when flying near an airport,” said SBN Executive Director, Mike Daigle. “Individuals, of all ages, operate these small aircraft. This event will enlighten users on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) legalities, and how to safely and responsibly fly a drone.”
Parking will be validated for all attendees.
About South Bend International Airport
South Bend International Airport’s three air carriers provide nonstop flights to nine cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Orlando/Sanford, Phoenix/Mesa, and Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg with connections world-wide. South Bend International’s multi-modal terminal serves over one million air, rail and bus passengers each year. According to the 2012 Economic Impact Report from the Aviation Authority of Indiana, South Bend International’s total annual economic impact on South Bend and surrounding communities was in excess of $1.7 billion.
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