Drone training begins in Oregon

ISR operations:  Eye in the sky


PENDLETON, Ore. — Federal officials have approved a plan by The Oregon Army National Guard to use drones from the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport at Pendleton as a training

The Guard’s plan is to fly unmanned aerial vehicles over a 100-square-mile area of mostly wheat fields north of the airport to train troops. Local officials also hope to get federal approval in a separate filing so they can set up a testing area to attract drone manufacturers.