Jeju's first pilot flight of'Drone Taxi', which is attracting attention as a means of air transportation in the future city center, ended in limbo.

The'Jeju Drone Vision Declaration Ceremony' held at 2 pm today (21st) at Seogaloreum parking lot, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si, was disrupted by half the event.

At today's event, a pilot flight could not take place as more than 20 residents of Hamori, who oppose the policy of designating a cultural property in Songaksan, Jeju Island, which has nothing to do with the drone vision declaration ceremony, occupied the drone takeoff site.

Tao was planning to conduct a pilot flight using four types of drones, such as a two-seater class aircraft from China's Ehang, which has a maximum take-off weight of 650 kg and a maximum speed of 130 km/h.

The drone taxi departed from Seotaloreum parking lot in the re-flight this morning and flew over the sea to Gapado.

After that, the flight of about 5km was completed safely, passing through Songaksan Mountain, Seotaloreum 4·3 Ruins, and returning to the starting point, Seotaloreum Parking Lot.

However, the demonstration was not possible at this event due to the residents who occupied the venue.

Jeju Governor Won Hee-ryong said at the proclamation ceremony, "Jeju has the advantage of conducting more diverse drone-related tests unlike large cities such as Seoul, and Jeju will strive to foster and develop the drone industry by enacting relevant ordinances and budgeting." The Jeju Drone Special Self-Governing Province declared that it has emerged as a drone mecca and opened the skies of Jeju."

Today, residents said, "Jejudo opposes the designation of a cultural property around Songaksan without resident consent," and asked for a 30-minute interview with Governor Won intercepting the vehicle in all directions.

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