The Warm Springs FAA UAS Test Range is part of the Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex, one of six official FAA test sites in the United States. The Complex spans seven climate zones, allowing UAS manufacturers and potential users to test their equipment in the Arctic, the tropics and arid environments.

Managed by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the test site builds upon ongoing work of the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration, which is part of the UAF Geophysical Institute.

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We have valuable features that set us apart from the others.

Target Applications

Transmission Line and Linear Infrastructure Inspection

We have 10 miles of de-energized high-voltage transmission lines and 150 circuit miles of high-voltage lines.

Natural Resource Conservation

Our test range has resident populations of a wide variety of wildlife and includes watershed areas  and native plant populations.

Wildland Firefighting

Testing can be conducted in conjunction with controlled burn operations by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Branch of Natural Resources.