NBC to film news vehicle promo with drones at EPCAL

A bird's eye view of the Enterprise Park at Calverton site. (Credit: Andrew Lepre, file)

by Tim Gannon

Drones will soon be flying over the Enterprise Park at Calverton — only not the ones you’re probably thinking of.

Luminati Aerospace bought the former SkyDive Long Island building at EPCAL to make solar-powered “unmanned aerial vehicles” that can broadcast wireless internet. At the time, most media reports referred to the UAVs as “drones,” to the chagrin of Luminati CEO Dan Preston, who said they are not drones.

These other drones are little less high tech than Lumniati’s UAVs.

The Riverhead Town Board authorized an agreement Thursday to allow NBC Universal Media, parent company of WNBC television in New York, to film a promo at the unused 7,000-foot runway at EPCAL and a section of Hulse Landing Road in Wading River.

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