First segment of NY’s 50-mile drone corridor gets FAA clearance

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CENTRAL NEW YORK (WSYR-TV) — A big step forward for the 50-mile drone corridor in Central New York. The FAA will now allow pilots to fly their drones beyond their visual line of sight.

This is the first such authority granted to the FAA-designated test site. Current drone regulations require operators to keep their drones in line of sight unless they have approval from the FAA. 

Nuair and its partners have been demonstrating scenarios to the FAA to get this approval, all to show technologies that can lead to a drone traffic management system.

So far, more than 2,500 test flights have been conducted.

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