Reaper drones will begin daily flights at Syracuse’s Hancock Airport

The sight of unmanned military drones taking off and landing at Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport will become a daily occurrence beginning this week.

The Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing said today it will begin daily training flights of its MQ-9 Reaper drones from the airport on Wednesday.

The decision follows a first flight or “crawl” phase that began in December, when Hancock became the nation’s first commercial airport with federal permission to launch and land unmanned aircraft … MORE

Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard | June 14, 2016

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