High flying

The City of Reno sent out a press release on May 7 announcing that the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems had, earlier this year, been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to participate in a drone operation that will test flying in higher-density urban areas.

According to the press release, “The City of Reno is a participant in this program and will help facilitate testing in the downtown Reno area, from May 11-24, 2019.”

This will include street closures on Virginia Street from Mill Street to Second Street and Mastroianni Drive near Idlewild on certain days during the hours of 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flying times will be restricted in these areas to avoid interfering with Food Truck Fridays and the Hot August Nights Spring Fever Revival.