by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The next big thing could be Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or what is more commonly known as drones. Kansas calls itself the air capital of the world, and it could become the drone capital as well, Bob Brock, director of the state UAS system said Thursday in Wellington. He also said that while Kansas is in a good position to be a leader in drone technology, Wellington is ideally situated to take advantage of the coming boom in the industry.
The state has bought into the program and now has a UAS department which is headed by Brock. The University of Kansas, Kansas State and Wichita State all have technical programs in these systems. Brock said Cowley College – and other technical colleges across the state – could also provide that training.
Cowley College has started a program to expand into Sumner County.