UAS Integration Pilot Program
The U.S. Department of Transportation selected a team led by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma as a participant for the 2018 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program (UASIPP). This selection permits the Choctaw Nation and its team to begin safely testing and validating advanced operations for drones. The results of this effort will be used to accelerate the safe integration of UAS into the national airspace and to realize the benefits of unmanned technology in our economy.
Green Valley Farms Living Laboratory and DII, LLC are pleased to be members of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma's team that also includes, among others, CNN-Turner Broadcasting, AiRXOS (a GE venture), uAvionix, University of Oklahoma, Intel Corporation, Noble Research Institute and Oklahoma State University Unmanned Systems Research Institute, AirMap, Altavian, Fruity Chutes, PSO/AEP and TDRS, LLC; as well as local governments and law enforcement.
Venues for the team’s research, testing and demonstrations include the Choctaw Nation’s Winding Stair Ranch (pictured right), 44,000 acres in southeast Oklahoma and Green Valley Farms Living Laboratory, 3,500 acres in central Oklahoma. These locations provide a wide range of terrains, resources, access to highly-populated urban areas and 25 miles of low-altitude Class G (uncontrolled) airspace, offering nearly unlimited potential for both air and ground unmanned and autonomous platforms.
GVF Living Laboratory includes a private airport for small unmanned aerial systems (FAA OK64) which includes an 800' runway and helipad for testing and demonstrations.
located in Cleveland & McClain Counties, Oklahoma