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Virginia Tech cuts ribbon on tallest drone park in U.S.

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Virginia Tech is now home to the tallest drone park in the country. The university officially opened the 85-feet above ground, football-field-sized park Thursday. The tallest netted facility of its kind, the drone park has almost 3 million cubic feet of room to fly around.


The drone park is a collaboration among various university entities, including the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership and cost about $1 million to build. Since the park is outdoors, it provides a research environment with realistic weather conditions, and with the net enclosure, research can occur without being subject to FAA regulations.

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