Drones are focus of Y’s Women talk

weston-drone-yswomenDrones, the unmanned aerial vehicles prominently in the news, will be the focus of the first program of the Y’s Women of Westport/Weston’s new season.

The meeting on Monday, Sept. 8, will be held at the Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plain Road in Westport. It will begin at 10:45 a.m. with coffee and conversation, followed by the program at 11:30.

Guest speaker Jay Dirnberger will highlight the history of drones and their military and commercial applications. Today, drones are being used in a wide range of practical ways, including firefighting, climate study, crop and livestock monitoring, traffic surveillance, and aerial photography, to name a few applications.

Mr. Dirnberger’s presentation will feature several of the important technical developments that have accompanied the growth of a whole new commercial industry.

An infantry captain who flew helicopters with the 1st Cavalry Division, Mr. Dirmberger saw his first unmanned aerial vehicle while serving in South Vietnam in 1968.

During that time, he was given an assignment that took him aboard a U.S. Navy destroyer, the USS Mansfield. It patrolled the coast of North Vietnam and employed a crude modification to an unmanned aerial submarine detector to bomb enemy installations.

Now retired, he lives with his wife Molly in Westport, and is actively engaged in several local and state public service projects.

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