Aurora Flight Sciences is to base a Centaur optionally piloted aircraft at Lonesome Pine Airport in Wise County, Virginia, in a move to help develop the unmanned systems industry in the state. The goal is to establish rural Wise County as a hub for UAV research, development and operation. The Centaur, a modified Diamond DA42 twin-engine light aircraft, will be used to collect data for the state and to support a drone geospatial mapping and surveying course being developed by Mountain Empire ...


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