Drone Testing in Central New York

February 05, 2014 at 12:07 pm

New York NOW‘s Jenna Flanagan travels to Central New York, a site chosen by the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct research on how best to safely fly drones in public airspace.

Drones. The word conjures up a scary image. But now that Amazon says it can use them to deliver packages and the government has approved the testing of unmanned aerial vehicles, can we live with drones?

In New Jersey, Rutgers is partnering with Virginia Tech on a drone test project. And in New York, Syracuse is one of six places in the country chosen to actually study the safety of flying unmanned aircraft.

But as Jenna Flanagan of Albany public TV reports in this Innovation Trail segment, safety isn’t the only concern about drones.