Andrew Wentworth

Andrew Wentworth is a UAS pilot and researcher for the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  His ACUASI experiences include flight test and operation of the SeaHunter UAS, test and documentation of proof of concept UAS initiatives, and UAS crewmember curriculum development.

Before joining the ACUASI family, Andrew’s UAS experience entailed: U.S. Army service as an RQ-5A Hunter UAS pilot and mission commander, manufacturer flight test and development for DRS Technology’s RQ-15 Neptune and Sentry HP UAS programs, UAS flight instruction with Sinclair Community College’s UAS Training and Certification Center, and commercial small UAS flight operations with 3D Aerial Solutions LLC.  Altogether amounting to 17 years in the UAS field.

He possesses an A.A.S. in UAS Operations from Cochise College, a B.S. in Aeronautics with a minor in Management, and an M.S. in Unmanned Systems with an emphasis in Education, the latter two both from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Andrew holds: an FAA private pilot airplane with single engine land rating, sUAS remote pilot certificate, and is pursuing an instrument rating.