RC Aerodyne’s 38 acre Searchlight Airpark in Searchlight, Nevada and its runway are being developed into a center for commercial drone testing and development. Available uses include preparation for drone certification, law enforcement, agricultural, and an area for recreational RC flying.

With 300+ days of flying weather annually, Nevada is one of the most promising locations for UAS testing and development. The State has designated UAS development as one of the major goals of economic diversity within the State. Searchlight is one of very few airports which has no restrictions due to airport approaches and flight paths preventing, limiting or restricting UAS testing and development.


• Groomed and paved runway.

• No airspace restrictions, no nearby airport or approaches (Clean Class G).

• 125 mile FAA approved corridor for unmanned flight testing.

• 38 acres with both Design Manufacturing and Residential zoned lots.

• Build to Suit.

• Power and Water available.

• Paved roads to each lot.


UAS Manufacturing in the U.S.

Build to suit your office and manufacturing facility needs. Searchlight is close to the Colorado River and Cottonwood Grove State Park. Exceptional river fishing, historic town with museum, with a legacy of silver and gold mining, home of Senator Harry Reid (ret.). 45 minutes to Las Vegas with the new 49er Field, and 1 hour to Laughlin. Two hours to either Utah or Arizona. Close to the Grand Canyon. Short drive to California.

U.S. Distribution

Highway 95 access directly from the site.
Easy transport to Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix.

Drone Testing

Our airfield supports full development and testing of UAS vehicles, featuring a 125 mile long FAA approved corridor and non-interference with any airport approach patterns.

Drone Approval Process

Our associates can help guide your drone through the entire approval process for sale and deployment in the United States. From design, machining and production of new parts to actual test flying, all these tasks can be accomplished at the Searchlight Airpark.

Hobby Flying and Events

In addition to commercial projects, the air field is also available for RC Events and Hobby Clubs. Fly your personal RC helicopters and airplanes without limits in the unrestricted airspace over the Searchlight Air Field. Please contact our airport manager for more details, pricing, and availability.


Impressive manned aircraft also say “Hi” from time to time.


RC Aerodyne is a division of Trade Associates, Inc. based in Kent, Washington. Since its launch in 2008, RC Aerodyne has been a recognized leader in radio-controlled aircraft technology. In early 2018 we began expanding into commercial drone development and other products. As we continue to grow, our new Searchlight facility will prove to be a premier destination for commercial unmanned aircraft testing of all stripes.


Phone: (253) 854-0090
Email: JT4310@Gmail.com

Business Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm PST

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