25 March 2014
The drone settles back on the cracked asphalt after a brief ascent into the lower reaches of the suburban troposphere.
“Yeah, it flies,” says Christopher Vo, director of education for the D.C. Area Drone User Group. His thumbs release the remote-control levers that animate the three-pound vehicle, which is the size of a large pizza.
“Right now?” Vo says, a bit incredulous. “Have you flown in the simulator?”