UAV046 Roger Connor Curates UAVs at the Smithsonian


While at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Become a Pilot Day, David and Max spoke with Roger Connor, who curates the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

In this recorded conversation with Roger, we talk about the history of UAV’s and how the Museum selects aircraft for display. The Museum exhibits include a number of Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, including the QH-50 Dash, MQ-1L, and Dark Star.

We also learn about planned future exhibits, and Roger is beginning to explore the possibility of adding a DJI Phantom or Phantom 2 to the National Collection. He would like to hear from people who might be willing to donate one and have accomplished something interesting or significant with their example. Contact him at

RQ-2A Pioneer

RQ-2A Pioneer

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