With an estimated 700,000 drones to be sold in 2016, it’s clear drones are here to stay. Recently in Reno, Nevada, NASA and NAASIC hosted the second Drone Zone event promoting drones and drone education. It seems Reno is aiming to be the “drone hub for the world.”
While the crowd filled the grandstands at the Reno Air Races on Saturday, a small group of educators and enthusiasts hosted an expanded drone exhibit for thousands of visitors.
NASA and the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center, known as NAASIC, hosted the second annual Drone Zone for unmanned aircrafts of all kinds. Vendors and educators set up a tent to introduce the still somewhat niche but increasingly expanding industry to the general public. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, one of the premier flight schools in the country, set up a netted area with an obstacle course for people to test their flight skills and hold competitions.
About Reno, Nevada
Reno is a city in the US state of Nevada near Lake Tahoe. Known as “The Biggest Little City in the World”, Reno is famous for its casinos and as the birthplace of Caesars Entertainment Corporation. It is the county seat of Washoe County, located in the northwestern part of the state. The city sits in a high desert at the foot of the Sierra Nevada and its downtown area (along with Sparks) occupies a valley informally known as the Truckee Meadows.
Reno is the most populous Nevada city outside of the Las Vegas metropolitan area, with an estimated population of 233,294 in 2013, and is the third most populous city in the state after Las Vegas and Henderson.
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