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Miller, Ronney

Miller, Ronney
UAS Pilot and Aviation Safety Officer
UMD Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Test Site
2W6 St. Mary's Regional Airport California, MD

Key Responsibilities 

UMD UAS Test Site

Ronney B. Miller serves as the UAS Pilot and Range Safety for the UMD UAS Test Site, responsible for the launch and recovery of all test flight operations. He is a highly respected expert in UAS flight systems, UAS aircraft and operations for both manned and unmanned operations.

Ronney is a former U.S. Army flight crew chief and current commercial pilot with over 1,000 flight hours in aircraft ranging from the Cessna 152 to the state-of-the-art Piper Saratoga. He served with several prestigious units but the most notable was his service with Delta Company 3rd of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Unit. Ronney's UAS experience includes the AAI Textron Shadow RQ-7B, Aerosoude Mark 4.7, NGA Bat-12, Insitu Scan Eagle Mark 5.7, and the Tiger shark RQ-23 Block III, IIIA and IIIA-1. He completed multiple deployments to Operation Iraq Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom as a UAS Pilot, Mission Commander, and Sensor Operator with over 2,000 UAS flight hours. Ronney has also flown remote control aircraft for more than 20 years. Ronney holds a B.S. in Aircraft Systems Flight Management from Delaware State University. In his free time, Ronney enjoys spending time with family in Huntingtown, MD being active in his ministry, and building and flying various types of Remote Control aircraft.

Research Interests 

UAV Fixed wing and Rotor wing flight characteristic, UAS Long range communications, Aviation UAS Safety, UAS Procedures and Training.