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Jason Day, UAS Program Manager, Texas Department of Public Safety
Jason Day serves as the UAS Program Manager for the Texas Department of Public Safety. Jason Day is a Navy Veteran with 24 years in military, civilian and public safety aviation and is regarded as a subject matter expert in the UAS community with an emphasis on public safety UAS operations, interoperability and program administration.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has a safe, expanding and effective UAS program with over 300 remote pilots and unmanned aircraft. Texas DPS has one of the largest UAS programs in the United State and has conducted over 80,000 UAS flights since 2017.
As a member of the Texas DPS Aircraft Operations Division, Jason has participated in many high profile UAS operations including hurricane response, border operations, tactical operations and is a subject matter expert on effective joint manned/unmanned public safety operations.
Jason Day developed, implemented and is lead instructor for the departments UAS Remote Pilot in Command training program. This training program was profiled in Airbeat Magazine and is used as a template for many federal, state and local public safety agencies. Jason Day has assisted more than 50 public safety agencies to develop their UAS program.
Jason Day is very active in the UAS community and has a strong working relationship with the Federal Aviation Administration. As a member of the Texas HB2340 Committee, Jason has assisted in the development of policy, procedures and training standards for the use of UAS by public safety agencies in Texas during a disaster.
Jason Day is an UAS instructor for the Airborne Public Safety Association, a member of the HAI UAS working group, a member of the MITRE drone advisory group. Jason works closely with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and is a member of the ASTM International Standards Committee on Homeland Security Applications; Response Robots (E54.09).