A private project in Boulder City, Nevada is claiming the title of “the world’s first droneport.” Aerodrome, built on one of the six FAA approved US drone test sites, claims to already have limited operations. While not the first droneport we’ve covered, it’s the first “operational” droneport, and it’s these limited operations that give credence to their title claim. We are still a few years out from project completion though, the “full facility is under construction and expected to be completed by 2018.” Once completed, this new droneport will be used to complement the existing Aerodrome Henderson, Nevada facility.
Boulder City is aiming to stake a new claim to fame: home to the Aerodrome, the world’s first droneport, a facility aimed primarily at education for commercial users of unmanned aerial systems, but also recreational users and even drone racers.
“The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry envisions an unprecedented $82.1 billion growth between 2015 and 2025,” an Aerodrome document claims, “generating at least 103,000 new, high-paying jobs. But the industry faces a crippling talent gap between the number of new jobs that will need to be filled and an undeveloped pool of trained individuals and groups needed to command this bold new skyscape.”
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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) projections show the drone industry generating at least 103,000 new, high-paying jobs in an industry that “faces a crippling talent gap between the number of new jobs that will need to be filled and an undeveloped pool of trained individuals”. That means trained operators will be in high demand. If you’d like to be one of the 103,000, then enroll in drone college today. Drone Universities, a leading drone university based in La Jolla, California, is offering “Introduction to Drones” in Las Vegas, Nevada January 2nd and 3rd.
About Boulder City, Nevada
Boulder City is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States. It is approximately 26 miles (42 km) southeast of the city of Las Vegas. As of the 2010 census, the population of Boulder City was 15,023.
Boulder City is one of only two cities in Nevada that prohibit gambling and it was originally built in 1931 by the Bureau of Reclamation and Six Companies, Inc. as housing for workers who were building the Hoover Dam.
In 2009, Money magazine ranked Boulder City 6th in its annual list of the top 25 places to retire in the United States, which was based on affordable housing, medical care, tax rates and arts and leisure.
About Henderson, Nevada
Henderson, officially the City of Henderson, is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States. It is the second largest city in Nevada, after Las Vegas, with an estimated population of 270,811 in 2013. The city is part of the Las Vegas metropolitan area, which spans the entire Las Vegas Valley. Henderson occupies the southeastern end of the valley, at an elevation of approximately 1,330 feet (410 m).
In 2011, Forbes magazine ranked Henderson as America’s second safest city. It has also been named as “One of the Best Cities to Live in America” by Bloomberg Businessweek. In 2014, Henderson was again ranked as one of the Top 10 “Safest Cities in the United States” by the FBI Uniform Crime Report.