AOML, NOAA’s Aircraft Operations Center, and partners from Sensitel completed a successful calibration flight of the Coyote unmanned aircraft system (UAS) on September 3, 2014.

  • P3 crew on the ground at Avon Park. Image credit: NOAA
  • Briefing at Avon Park before the coyote launch. Image credit: NOAA
  • Coyote pilot station on the P3. Image credit: NOAA
  • Monitoring the in-flight Coyote UAS from the piloting station on the P3. Image credit: NOAA
  • The Coyote UAS is ready to launch out of the P3. Image credit: NOAA
  • Chute for launching the Coyote UAS. Image credit: NOAA
  • P3 in flight above Avon Park. Image credit: NOAA
  • Ground station at Avon Park. Image credit: NOAA

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  1. P3 crew on the ground at Avon Park. Image credit: NOAA
  2. Briefing at Avon Park before the coyote launch. Image credit: NOAA
  3. Coyote pilot station on the P3. Image credit: NOAA
  4. Monitoring the in-flight Coyote UAS from the piloting station on the P3. Image credit: NOAA
  5. The Coyote UAS is ready to launch out of the P3. Image credit: NOAA
  6. Chute for launching the Coyote UAS. Image credit: NOAA
  7. P3 in flight above Avon Park. Image credit: NOAA
  8. Ground station at Avon Park. Image credit: NOAA