Innovations in Aerospace


It was a real pleasure working with both the Georgia Centers of Innovation (COI) and AREA-I to produce this video.

The COI are an integral part of the Department of Development (GDEcD) and its ability to help companies in grow and compete. They offer expertise and connections to Georgia’s vast network of business, academic and government resources.

One of the six centers is focused specifically on Aerospace. A fine example of the type of companies they assist is AREA-I. Under a supporting grant from the Center of for Aerospace, Middle College entered into a joint research & program with AREA-I for flight of an advanced UAV, the Prototype Technology Evaluation Aircraft (PTERA), to demonstrate a wide range of cutting-edge technologies.

Through this public/private partnership, the MGC-AREA-I team has a two-year window to fly PTERA at the Middle College Aviation facilities in Eastman, Georgia. As a result, MGC is gaining valuable expertise to support the of future UAV curriculum while AREA-I has gained additional contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA and the United States Air Force.

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