Urban Drone Test Site Planned In Nevada | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne Unmanned-
Alt. Wednesdays

Airborne Flight Training-Alt. Wednesdays

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne Special Programs!
Airborne-YouTube Airborne Unlimited--10.19.20 Airborne-Unmanned--10.14.20   Airborne-Flight Training--10.21.20 Airborne Unlimited--10.23.20  The 2020 Avionics Innovation Preview!

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited--10.19.20

Airborne-Unmanned--10.14.20

Airborne-Flight Training--10.21.20

Airborne Unlimited--10.23.20

Airborne's Annual April 1st Episode

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Urban Drone Test Site Planned In Nevada

Will Be Developed Through A Grant Received By Nevada State College

An urban drone testing site is planned for Henderson, NV on property owned by Nevada State College thanks to a grant received by the school.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that ground was broken on the Henderson Unmanned Vehicle Range test site last week. The city of Henderson, the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development have partnered with the school on the project.

The site will have a 150-foot runway, as well as VTOL pads and an observation tower, according to the report.

Barbara Coffee, director of economic development and tourism for Henderson, said that the location is ideal for the UAS industry. "It's close to a major urban center ... the Las Vegas Strip ... and provides support that this growing industry needs," she said.

The college received a $24,000 grant to work with 30 teachers in the Clark County School District on STEM education, including hands-on experience with drones. The grant is expected to have some impact on more than 1,000 students.

The Institute for Autonomous Systems will provide guidance on FAA regulatory issues and flight support. It will also coordinate with companies conducting the testing and training.

While the overall goal for the grant is to get more students interested in STEM-related activities, the UAS industry will likely greatly benefit as well.

(Image from file)

FMI: https://nsc.ed

Advertisement

More News

Airborne-Unmanned 10.14.20: KBYF Adds CTA, Sonin Hybrid, NRC: Drones v Planes

Also: Patented: uAvionix UAS RID, Fortress UAV, Drone Bridge Inspection, DroneSeed FAA Approval AUVSI and AMA, along with the FAA have confirmed that the Consumer Technology Associ>[...]

Airborne 10.19.20: Raptor 1st Flt, P92 Echo MkII, Jetpacks v LAX

Also: 'Top Gun' Pays Off, Edwards AFB, 'Women in the Air Force', FAA Proposes $464,300 Penalty We have a packed episode today filled with the latest news, let's start with a video >[...]

Klyde Morris (10.23.20)

Klyde Can Find The Downside to Anything... FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.23.20): Center Weather Advisory

Center Weather Advisory An unscheduled weather advisory issued by Center Weather Service Unit meteorologists for ATC use to alert pilots of existing or anticipated adverse weather >[...]

Airborne-Flight Training 10.21.20: CAP -- USAF, IMC Club, Online Upset Training

Also: Second Amendment to SFAR 118, West Houston Airport, Space Test Fundamentals, Adversary Training We have a packed episode today filled with the latest news in flight training,>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2020 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC