Central New York is home to the nation’s first air corridor where unmanned aerial vehicles can safely fly beyond visual line of sight for testing and development.  The first five miles of the soon to be 50-mile Drone Test Corridor opened in September 2017.  Currently consisting of a 5-mile circle around Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY, the corridor will stretch to Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, NY, a 50-miles testing zone where manufacturers of drones and their components and developers of unmanned air traffic control systems can safely test their hardware and systems in airways where manned aircraft also fly.