The Texas A&M UAS Flight Testing Facility, located at Texas A&M University’s Riverside Campus, is the operational center from which all of the Texas A&M Vehicle Systems and Control Laboratory (VSCL) flight testing and autonomous vehicle work is conducted. Originally constructed as a hangar on Bryan Air Force Base, the facility currently houses all of VSCL’s autonomous fixed-wing, rotorcraft, and rover vehicles. Numerous projects have been completed out at this facility, including: autonomous aerial refueling, flight testing of Pegasus, system identification, ground testing of the Autonomous Railroad Safety Vehicle, and precision agriculture flight testing.
This facility also hosts the UAS Test Flight and “Hug a UAS Day” for students registered for AERO 321.
DIRECTIONS NOTE: If you find yourself on Avenue A out at Riverside Campus, you will be facing the rear of the building, please continue down and turn on either 6th or 7th street and head towards the runway. Our facility is next to a large observation tower, and immediately adjacent to a selection of aircraft turbines. Please park in front of the Hangar, which is show in the photo directly below.