At Ohio Air Taxi Symposium, Policy Seen as Far Behind Technology

The governor’s order also created sister effort FlyOhio, a project to “make Ohio airspace among the first in the nation ready to fly beyond line of sight,” according to the Ohio UAS Center’s website…

Working with the Dayton-based Air Force Research Lab, the UAS Center developed SkyVision, an asset located at Springfield-Beckley Airport that is used to manage a 200-square-mile parcel of unrestricted airspace between 1,000 to 10,000 feet above ground level (AGL), enabling drone flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and providing deconfliction services to unmanned and manned aircraft.

In conjunction with The Ohio State University (OSU) and many other partners, the UAS Center also developed the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor, a 35-mile stretch of highway used for autonomous ground and air vehicle testing. Three radars installed along the corridor enable safe BVLOS flight and airspace management up to 2,000 feet AGL.