Sinclair Community College has earned clearance to fly unmanned aircraft at Wilmington Air Park.
The school announced Thursday it has received two Certificates of Authorization— or CoA’s — from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly UAVs in limited airspace in Wilmington. The two CoA’s allow the school to fly two unmanned aircraft; the Vireo and the SPEAR. Unmanned aircraft are typically called UAV’s or UAS’.
“UAS is a key industry moving forward for the Dayton Region and for the entire nation,” said Steven Johnson, president of Sinclair, said in a statement. “Our role as part of the UAS team here in Southwest Ohio is to serve as a convener and as a supplier of the workforce that this quickly developing industry will desperately need in the coming years.”