A drone is flown by employees of Blue Chip UAS of Wichita. The company specializes in topographical survey work and 3D mapping of locations.
A drone is flown by employees of Blue Chip UAS of Wichita. The company specializes in topographical survey work and 3D mapping of locations. Travis Heying File photo
A drone is flown by employees of Blue Chip UAS of Wichita. The company specializes in topographical survey work and 3D mapping of locations. Travis Heying File photo

Wichita’s heavy aviation presence affects drone operators

January 03, 2016 08:43 PM

UPDATED January 04, 2016 01:02 PM

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    Spirit AeroSystems plans to add more than 1,000 jobs over the two years, President and CEO Tom Gentile announced Wednesday. It also plans $1 billion in new capital investment at its Wichita site over five years, he said. Gentile said the company needs to grow and is out of room. ( Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle/Dec. 6, 2017)