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Monday, December 30, 2013

FAA selects Central New York as national test site for drone research

Updated 12/31/13
6:53AM
The Syracuse Post Standard is reporting that The Federal Aviation Administration selected Central New York today as one of six national test sites where researchers will figure out how to integrate drone aircraft into the national air space. Continue...

The Watertown Times adds local interest to this story by noting that Fort Drum will be part of FAA drone test in civilian airspace.

The bid from Central New York-based Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance, or NUAIR, will put the drone flights in multiple areas of central and Northern New York, including Fort Drum, along with portions of Massachusetts. NUAIR includes 40 academic institutions and private and public entities from the two states.Continue...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Somewhat incompatible with large wind farms, I would think.

Anonymous said...

Good grief, 500 ft industrial wind turbines with a blade sweep bigger than a football field, and now drones flying around unmanned for testing??

We might as well just shoot all the birds and bats now ,and forget forever about any piece and quiet!!