City of El Dorado Receives FAA Certificate of Authorization to Fly Unmanned Aircraft at El Dorado Airport

The agreement between the City of El Dorado and FHS includes the delegation to FHS by El Dorado to be the COA technical application administer as well as the UAS designated operator for the City at El Dorado Airport.

About El Dorado Kansas: With a motto “The Fine Art of Living Well”, El Dorado Kansas El Dorado is a progressive, economically diverse community located on the edge of the beautiful Flint Hills in south central Kansas where tourism thrives. From fine art museums and galleries and antiques, to respected schools, medical facilities and outstanding indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities, El Dorado has much to offer. El Dorado is served by three four-lane highways as well as both Union Pacific and BNSF rail systems. El Dorado Reservoir provides abundant water for residential use, industry and recreation. The City of El Dorado takes pride in providing high quality services and amenities to its citizens and in helping business and industry thrive. We invite you to visit our city where we enjoy the "Fine Art of Living Well". See for more information.

The El Dorado Airport is located 3 miles southeast of the city of El Dorado in Butler County, Kansas. The airport covered 220 acres and contains 2 paved runways (1 asphalt, 1 concrete).

About Flint Hills Solutions: Flint Hills Solutions (FHS) is an advanced technology company offering a broad and complete set of UAS products and services including rapid prototyping, payload and systems integration, flight operations services for emergency response and aerial inspections, FAA National Airspace System (NAS) development, training, as well as turnkey Unmanned Aerial System solutions. FHS customers include major Commercial and Defense Companies, Law Enforcement, Fire and HAZMAT Organizations, Homeland Security, State and County Emergency Management Organizations, Department of Defense, and the National Guard. Flint Hills Solutions’ technology is scalable enabling customer requirements for endurance, payload, speed and altitude to be quickly achieved on virtually any size selected platform. FHS multiple payload options include Gimbal stabilized Electro Optical, Infrared, and a wide range of commercially available off the shelf digital cameras and camcorders necessary for high-resolution inspections and surveillance. More information on Flint Hills Solutions and their helicopter UAVs can be found.

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