Chilson and team represent OU at 10th Annual Aviation Festival

Chilson and team represent OU at 10th Annual Aviation Festival

The School of Meteorology was well represented at the 10th Annual Aviation Festival October 1! This event was held at the Max Westheimer Airport and drew about 3000 visitors. The School’s UAV Research team, led by Dr. Phillip Chilson, showcased the small UAS (unmanned aircraft system) platforms being used in weather research.

Shown in the pictures from left to right are Santiago Mazuera (Aerospace Engineering undergrad) along with School of Meteorology undergrads on the team: Austin Dixon, Dan Cornish, Erin Burns, and Tyler Wawrzyniak.

Senator Inhofe (R-OK), stopped by to speak with the team and was duly impressed with their work.

Phillip Chilson is a professor in the School of Meteorology. He has a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Clemson University. He also has a Master in Physics from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Physics from Clemson University.