Some of the locations are very interesting. Mostly due to where they are not flying.
There are at least 63 active drone sites around the U.S, federal authorities have been forced to reveal following a landmark Freedom of Information lawsuit.
The unmanned planes – some of which may have been designed to kill terror suspects – are being launched from locations in 20 states.
Most of the active drones are deployed from military installations, enforcement agencies and border patrol teams, according to the Federal Aviation Authority.
The map of site locations looks like the Red/Blue voting map, only in reverse. Expired licenses in Arizona and Southern California indicate no drones are currently being used there (legally, anyway) to monitor the southern border with Mexico. New Mexico and Texas have southern border sites listed as "active" but they are universities. Most of the sites are in the middle of the country or clustered around New York and Washington DC.
In fact, according to the Google Maps site, the only active Border Patrol drone site is in North Dakota, next to Winnipeg Manitoba. Apparently Canada needs watching more than the Mexican drug cartels. Which is interesting, to say the least.