SALISBURY, Md.- Drone education is taking flight at the Salisbury Regional Airport.
Construction for a $1.5 million drone testing facility is expected to start this spring. Airport Manager Dawn Veatch says the facility will teach people how to fly the unmanned aircraft and allow businesses to test products with drones.
"The big thing is we're providing a safe environment for people to operate in where its controlled," Veatch explains. "It's being used in an air traffic control environment so that we can help further the integration of drones into the national airspace."
The new drone facility is being funded by a public-private partnership and is expected to bring in $1.6 million dollars per year to Wicomico County.
Authorities expect construction to be complete by the end of 2019.