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.