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Leonard Ligon, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Airspace Integration, Operations and Logistics, Air Traffic Management (UTM), NASA Ames research Center

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Leonard Ligon retired from the Army after serving 24 years. For the past twenty-four years, he has served in the UA Airspace Integration and Test communities working with the FAA, US military and various US and foreign government agencies to allow unmanned aircraft to operate unrestricted throughout the world’s airspace systems. He has published numerous papers on both Airspace Integration and Aviation Law as applies to UAS as Public Aircraft. 

He attended the Airspace Manager’s courses at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City and Keesler AFB in Biloxi MS, as well as the International Airspace Managers course in Luxembourg, with focus on the application of Unmanned Aircraft into the world’s airspace systems.

Mr. Ligon presently serves as the Airspace Integration Lead and Public Safety Aviation Subject Matter Expert to NASA’s Unmanned Traffic Management Program.

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