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The first Central Colorado Humanists Sunday Science program of 2020 will focus on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS or drones as they are more popularly called) and the impact they are having on various levels of technology.

The January 5 program at the Salida Scout Hut, 210 E. Sackett Ave., will be presented by Taylor Albrecht, president of the UAS Club of Central Colorado.

Unmanned Aerial Systems are finding many uses in industry, public safety and government. Drones are disrupting many industries, from agriculture to insurance to transportation and education. The presentation will look at a brief history of the devices, current uses, the regulatory environment and what the near future of this already-useful technology might be.

Albrecht has had a lifelong love of aviation. He is a pilot and aviation educator, having achieved his FAA teaching credentials in 2007. He has been active in the pilot community by developing proficiency programs and a unique crosswind training curriculum.

In 2017, he helped found the Central Colorado UAS Club, a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the positive promotion of drone technology to the public. He teaches several classes each year to help people achieve their FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate to fly drones.

Central Colorado Humanists sponsor Sunday Science presentations on the first Sunday of each month. Each program is informative and features a science topic understandable by both scientists and non-scientists. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. to ensure the talk can start promptly at 10 a.m.

A discussion and light refreshments will follow the talk. Admission is free and the public is welcome.