A New Drone Facility for Covington?

Less than a month ago, we highlighted the kickoff of the Flying Circus FPV Festival's second annual drone race, and the growing popularity of drones and drone racing in Covington, Virginia. More recently, as hobby drones and drone racing continue to captivate imaginations around the world, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced he would be recommending $100,000 in funding that would be invested towards a drone research and recreational facility. Recognizing the unsuitability of densely populated urban areas, the aim of the designated "Drone Zone" would be to serve "a niche market with drone racing, business start-ups and training". The hope is that such a facility, and the business and recreational drone activities it presents, would draw addition ventures, such as the Flying Circus FPV Festival drone race.