Sinclair opens first indoor facility for UAS flight

Sinclair Community College continues to see growth in its UAV programs.

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The ribbon will be cut on the National UAS Training and Certification Center in Dayton.

Sinclair College says it is the first facility in the nation dedicated solely to drone testing and flight operations. The opening coincides with the 112th anniversary of the Wright Brother’s first powered flight.

The 3,200 square foot flying pavilion includes a mezzanine flying deck and was built to allow GPS signal transmissions to help with navigation.

“The new UAS Indoor Flying Pavilion will give students the opportunity to test vehicles, sensors, and components as part of our comprehensive training curriculum through the National UAS Training and Certification Center,” said Deb Norris, Senior Vice President for Sinclair Workforce Development. “By partnering with industry leaders in the UAS field, this state-of-the-art facility will also support applied research and development and the advancement of technologies in this rapidly growing industry.”

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 11:00 Thursday morning. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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