No Drones for California - Yet

For the present, California will not directly be a part of the Drone testing and integration testing sites that the FAA has set up. Those test site slots were awarded to the states outlined here.

There is no doubt that California will continue to heavily involved in drones given the rich aerospace history and current industry located in California. Cal Unmanned Aerial Systems was one of the groups campaigning to bring a testing site to California, specifically Inyoken. This article outlines what their next steps will be given that California no longer is on the list of potential testing sites.