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By Lou Marzeles

Murray comes to county for Insitu briefing


Lou Marzeles

AT THE CONTROLS: Sen. Patty Murray gets a briefing on Insitu’s flight simulator from trainer Steve Langham.

Washington Sen. Patty Murray was at Insitu in Bingen last Wednesday, getting the grand tour of the unmanned aircraft builder. Demonstration teacher Steve Langham coached Murray through a session with a flight simulator that provided a hands-on feel for guiding one of the company’s aircraft.

“This is a company that I really learned about back in 2003, 2004,” Murray said. “I think it was four guys in a garage at the time. I helped get them some federal money for research, and to come here today with 800 employees, really being a critical part of our military security is a great opportunity. It is totally exciting to watch it grow.”

Murray said she was particularly impressed with I...

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