City to launch drone pilot training

February 25, 2014 • Local News

A private training site at the Roswell International Air Center plans to launch a new program to begin training pilots to fly government and law enforcement drones.

Officials are expected to announce Friday the opening of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems pilot training center at MISTIC, a special 2,500-acre compound at the airport.

Roswell-Chaves County Economic Development Corporation’s Executive Director John Mulcahy touted the importance of grabbing a piece of the UAS market earlier this month.

Airports in other cities were selected as drone bases to experiment with new designs. But Roswell has an opportunity to become a center to provide pilot training, maintenance and payload configuration for the aircraft, Mulcahy said.

“I think Roswell has an extraordinary opportunity to be Login to read more

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