University of Maryland UAS Test Site Support
February 2020 - Present
NX Aviation provides flight crews and mission support to the University of Maryland's UAS Test Site near NAS Pax River.
VIDAR Test Flights, US and Canada
August 2019-March 2020
We used our Beechcraft Baron aircraft to install and fly Sentient Vision's VIDAR system in four locations in North America. The mission was designed to collect boat and ice data that was fed into an AI algorithm.
This project required multiple regulatory and technical obstacles be overcome, and the NX team was able to surmount each one of them. Once flying, the team encountered weather obstacles during all flight operations but, again, was able to achieve the mission.
In all, NX Aviation flew 67 flight test hours in Virginia, Florida, Texas and Prince Edward, Canada.
UAS Test and Demo Crew
August 2019 - Present
NX Aviation provided a government customer flight test support on a new quadcopter UAS. This project involved NX Aviation completing multiple airworthiness reviews on behalf of the customer and providing a qualified pilot during all flight operations.
We also advise our customer of impending technologies and regulatory issues that may prevent flight operations, and provide work-around solutions.
Aerostat Technology and Mission Support
November 2017 - Present
NX Aviation provides our customer mission support in lofting their balloons, and advises them on technology improvements.
Aircraft Trade Study
April - June 2018
NX Aviation won a contract with the Department of Energy in 2018 to perform weight and balance trade studies on new special missions aircraft. The customer is examining 19 aircraft to replace their aging Gulfstream aircraft. NX Aviation’s role is to look at which aircraft can optimize the DoE’s payloads.
Our work in this contract will help to provide the government with a more efficient and viable aircraft to perform their missions
Part 107 Drone Flight School
NX Aviation and Air Aloft in Easton MD taught 18 educators how to fly a small unmanned aircraft system and provided ground school for them to pass their part 107 knowledge test.
The Course was completed over three days in May 2018. Each day saw a number of lessons being taught ranging from Airspace to Aerodynamics and the Rules of Flight. At the end of the day, students were given one-on-one flight instruction with a small UAV and taught new maneuvers that they needed to perform.
This course was taught by an FAA Certified Flight Instructor.