Our Vision: To be the nationally recognized voice for the public interest, states and territories on aviation and the national aviation system.

NASAO Member Selected for Drone Advisory Committee

Greene_DavidMembers of the newly established Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) were announced last night by RTCA, a not-for-profit organization that functions as a federal advisory body to the FAA. Among those selected was David M. Greene (Pictured at right), Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics Director.

“NASAO is very pleased that the key role of state government in integrating UAS technology into our economy has been recognized by the appointment of Dave to the Drone Advisory Committee,” said Greg Principato, President of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO). “Dave has thought a great deal about the best ways to make use of this important technology and will be an excellent representative of an important viewpoint.”

Nearly 400 people and organizations expressed interest in becoming part of the committee.

Named to the DAC are 35 business, association, municipal and academic leaders who will advise it on introducing unmanned aircraft into the national airspace system. The committee’s first public meeting is scheduled for September 16 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.

The DAC is intended to be a long-lasting group modeled on the high-level NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) the FAA formed in 2010—also under RTCA’s auspices—to advise it on ATC modernization. “The NAC has helped the FAA hone in on improvements that mean the most to the industry and has helped build broad support for our overall direction,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. “And we envision the drone advisory panel playing the same role on UAS integration, including helping us prioritize our work.”

The membership of the DAC is posted on the RTCA website at


Categories: News, Uncategorized
Whether you are a state aviation official, staff member or a Friend of NASAO, there are opportunities for you to become more involved with NASAO through participation on one of our many Committees. See a complete list of opportunities and let us know where you would like to be involved. More
NASAO is one of the most senior aviation organizations in the United States, predating even the Federal Aviation Administration’s predecessor, the Civil Aeronautics Authority. The states first established NASAO to ensure uniformity of safety measures, to standardize airport regulations and develop a truly national air transportation system responsive to local, state, and regional needs. More
NASAO holds two formal conferences each year – our Annual Convention and Trade Show, typically held in September and a Washington Legislative Conference held in the nation’s Capital during the February/March timeframe. NASAO also has a presence at EAA’s AirVenture, held each year in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in late July. Whether you are looking to attend an interesting, informative and relevant conference or would like to exhibit or sponsor an event, let us know. More
Featured Business Partners