Monday, June 25, 2012

Florida wants drone test site

Count Florida among the states interested in landing one of six unmanned aerial system test sites. Space Florida's board recently approved spending up to $1.4 million to try to win one of the sites Congress has directed the Federal Aviation Administration to establish by the end of the year. The test sites will have the goal of finding ways to let unmanned systems operate in the same space as piloted aircraft. (Source: Florida Today, 06/23/12) Right now, drones can only fly in military airspace and locations that have received FAA Certificates of Authorization. Previous posts: Test site selection starts; Shelby picked for UAV center; Mississippi player in growth field