Sinclair Community College wants to fly drones

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Sinclair Community College wants to fly drones

A drone could be whirling over Fairborn in the future.

Sinclair Community College wants federal authorization to fly an unmanned aerial vehicle — the vertical takeoff and landing Lockheed Martin Indago — at the National Center for Medical Readiness, otherwise known as Calamityville, according to the college.

The facility trains first responders how to react in a disaster scenario.

The college also has asked the Federal Aviation Administration for two Certificate of Authorizations to fly the small, quad-rotor drone out of Wilmington Air Park and Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport. The FAA sets civilian drone flight operational conditions.

Sinclair has six Certificates of Authorization to fly three drones in both Wilmington and Springfield-Beckley, according to the college.

The university has education and training courses on UAV operations and maintenance.

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