Governor Names Leader Of Drone Effort

Aug 15, 2013

The Springfield center leading Ohio's joint venture with Indiana to develop the region's drone aircraft industry has its first director.

Dick Honneywell will lead the Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aerial Systems and Test Complex. The retired U.S. Air Force Reserve colonel most recently was vice president of aerospace at the Dayton Development Coalition. The center hopes to become one of six national test sites for drones. The Federal Aviation Administration will select those centers to be used for studying how best to integrate drones into U.S. airspace.