Somerset economy takes flight with drones

MAIN le- unmanned aircraft systems 3093.jpgSomerset County’s economic outlook soared to a new height with the inaugural launch of an unmanned aircraft at the Crisfield-Somerset County Municipal Airport.

Not since uncles Charles D. Briddell and Simmons P. Tilghman helped found the public airspace outside the city has Crisfield Mayor Kim Lawson known of so much aviation excitement in the county.

Friday’s unveiling of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site at the city-county airport teams academia, industry and government, creating one of six University of Maryland aviation partnerships for drone research in the United States.

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