September 17, 2022

Unmanned Aircraft Operations   



Presented by Kevin Strange


Topic on the Table – Unmanned Aircraft Operations



Saturday September 17th  at 1:00pm         


Pilot Kevin Strange who will speak on his extensive personal experiences as an unmanned aircraft pilot.    

Kevin is a rated Commercial Pilot, a Certified Flight Instructor in single engine land, multiengine land, single engine sea, and instrument. He is a USAF Instructor Pilot in manned and un-manned aircraft, a US Air Force and U.S. Army test pilot, and a civilian test pilot. During his career, he has flown over 62 different types of airplanes to include Unmanned airplanes the Army I-Gnat, MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper, MQ-1 Avenger, and manned airplanes the Citation M2, Aermacchi MB-338, Aermacchi M-311, Cessna 340, King Airs, PC-12, Cessna 208, and more.

With over 5000 hours of unmanned flight hours in the General Atomics MQ series of airplanes. Kevin has flown the Predator and Reaper in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and various special operations theaters throughout the Middle East and North Africa. In addition, Kevin has flight tested many MQ configurations for the Air Force Research Laboratory, Navy Special Operations Command, Army Redstone, and other General Atomics specific flight tests. Kevin was also the lead test pilot and Initial Cadre for the USAF acquisition of the YMQ-1C Avenger.

A graduate of Mississippi State University and the National Test Pilot School in Mojave California, he is currently the Flight Sciences Manager and Lead Test Pilot for ICON Aircraft in Vacaville California, where he resides with his family.                        



The Inland Empire Aviation Roundtable is sponsored by the March Field Air Museum, and is dedicated to the local aviation and aerospace community. Monthly meetings are open to the public, with subjects of interest to the air-minded public presented including aviation and aerospace history, both civil and military, as well as new developments in these fields. Parking and admission are free for this event.


The March Field Air Museum is located in Riverside, California, at 22550 Van Buren Blvd. (at the intersection of Van Buren Blvd. and the 215 Freeway) adjacent to March Air Reserve Base


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