March 12, 2013
There’s a a new type of aircraft flying around the former Detroit City Airport.
One man is pursuing drone operations at the airport that closed to commercial passenger traffic, but has to stay functioning per FAA regulations.
John Rimanelli, president and CEO of Detroit Aircraft Corporation, revived the business that was initially founded in 1922 to develop and build unmanned and remotely-controlled autonomous aircraft, or drones, in two rented hangars at Coleman A. Young International Airport, formerly Detroit City Airport.