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Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport hosts drone demonstration

Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport hosts drone demonstration

Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport hosted a public drone demonstration on Saturday, and at times, you could glimpse both a drone and an airplane in the same field of vision, albeit at much different altitudes.

This doesn't happen often.

Drones usually aren't allowed in flight near airports, much less at them, without certain permissions and regulations. Saturday's event, airport owner Larry Waltrip's idea, was arranged in partnership with the Virginia Department of Aviation and Federal Aviation Administration's Flight Standards District Office in Richmond, as well as the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

With safety regulations in place, Tidewater Drone Club members demonstrated...

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