World's First Airport for Exclusively Unmanned Aircraft



The British government has opened a new airport in Wales that will provide services only to unmanned aircraft. Among them is the Royal Air Force's Watchkeeper drone, which is pictured above. Before this airport opened, there were few places where the Royal Air Force could test its drones. Now the RAF will have 500 square miles of airspace accessible from this airport.

Other nations, including the US, restrict the flight of private unmanned aircraft. The Welsh government hopes to lure them to this new facility devoted to their needs.

Link -via Popular Science | Photo of RAF drone by Flickr user P.A. King used under Creative Commons license

Newest 1
Newest 1 Comment

Private unmanned aircraft? There are plenty of airpfields in the UK where you can fly such craft. Indeed you can fly them with all sorts of places just so long as you comply with the law. Heard of R/C flight have you? And some people fly huge R/C planes especially scale enthusiasts.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Commenting is closed.





Check out Twaggies' very funny clip:

Tech Fails - Twaggies by Twaggies
Email This Post to a Friend
"World's First Airport for Exclusively Unmanned Aircraft"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window