Texas Has Lift off with Maiden Mission


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department State Fire Program Leader Chris Schenck announced this month that they had celebrated their first operational mission with unmanned R-372PW (Hans) with IGNIS 2 on August 25th.

The Department is still in the early stages of the FAA Demonstration Phase for their Part 137 certificate.

Chris said: “We flew both autonomous and manual missions with no issues. We fired the interior of a 500+ acre unit, delivering 520 dragon eggs spaced 75 feet apart in 2 missions totaling 28 minutes. This would have been 5-7 miles walking in 96F temps.”