Flying into the Future: UAVs & Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – “When you hear the term, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, it truly is a system,” said Maurice McDonald, the Executive Vice President, Aerospace & Defense Dayton Development Coalition. “It’s the human in the loop on the ground, the asset that’s flying in the air…and being to analyze the data from those systems; that will probably be one of the most important things beyond the operating and maintenance of these.”

Hear more about the economic impact of UAS in the Dayton region and career opportunities in the growing industry. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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