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Silver Springs Airport selected as official drone test site

SILVER SPRINGS - Silver Springs Airport, LLC has been selected by the Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems (NIAS) as an operations location for Un-manned Autonomous Vehicle Systems (drones), calling the site "ideal" for testing purposes. 

The effort came about through the partnership of Lyon County, the Governors Office of Economic Development (GOED), and Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA).

Selection of the Silver Springs Airport hinged on its strategic location off Highways 50 and 95, its airport facilities, surrounding open space, and proximity to Lake Lahontan and NAS Fallon airspace.