Date:September 6-8, 2017
Location:Rio Hotel - Las Vegas, NV.
Las Vegas, N.V. (July 18, 2017) - The FAA-Designated Nevada UAS Test Site and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) have entered into a partnership with New York based training and education provider, SkyOp LLC, to offer drone training programs and courseware to the West Coast. Las Vegas will serve as the West Coast affiliate training center to proactively prepare and train the next generation of the workforce to answer future demand for highly specialized drone-enabled employment opportunities.
June 22, 2017 by Kristy Totten NASA doesn't have a space center in Nevada, but the agency is doing work here. https://knpr.org/knpr/2017-06/nasa-drones-drone-package-delivery-tested-reno
Reno-Stead Test Range, Reno, N.V. (June 5, 2017) – On May 25, 2017, the FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Site and its NASA Partners flew five different Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones) demonstrating multiple operational scenarios, including parachute initiated emergency supply deliveries and aerial survey operations. In addition to flying the specific NASA Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) missions, the UAVs were flown beyond the pilot’s visual line of sight. This was accomplished using strategically placed visual observers (VO) and sophisticated Command and control (C2), communication, detect, and avoid technologies.