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Grand Sky announces beyond-visual-line-of-sight flight milestone
May 8, 2017 - 2:17pm
GRAND FORKS — Grand Sky, the nation’s first commercial UAS business and aviation park, announced today it will begin beyond-visual-line-of-sight...
Northrop Grumman holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for Grand Sky facility
April 21, 2017 - 2:32pm
GRAND FORKS — Northrop Grumman held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today for its new facility in the Grand Sky Unmanned Aerial Systems Business...
Minot prepares to become hub of Bakken UAS operations
April 5, 2017 - 4:15pm
MINOT — Minot is poised to become the headquarters for UAS activity in the Bakken, and has $375,100 approved by Minot City Council to do it....
Drone-catchers emerge on a new aerial frontier
March 21, 2017 - 1:39pm
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. - The enemy drone whined in the distance. The Interceptor, a drone-hunting machine from Silicon Valley startup Airspace Systems,...
'A Whole New View': Unmanned aircraft are revolutionizing the engineering sector
February 28, 2017 - 8:58am
When GPS became available for surveying in engineering, it changed the industry, says Brady Woodard, construction engineering specialist for...
UPS tests drone deliveries, eyes future price changes
February 22, 2017 - 9:21am
Package delivery company United Parcel Service said on Tuesday, Feb. 21, it will consider raising prices across the board in coming years to...
Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
February 21, 2017 - 2:55pm
GRAND FORKS — A regional electricity provider will work with the Federal Aviation Administration to help form policies for inspecting electrical...
Taking flight: SkySkopes opens first-of-its-kind drone academy to public
February 21, 2017 - 9:44am
GRAND FORKS — North Dakota’s first-of-its-kind drone academy open to the public is ready to accept potential unmanned aircraft system pilots....
Drone Biz luncheon focuses on beyond-line-of-sight rules
February 9, 2017 - 4:13pm
GRAND FORKS - With initial approval to fly unmanned aerial systems beyond line of sight coming from the Federal Aviation Administration in December,...
Ag drones: They can’t do it all, but they can do quite a bit
January 18, 2017 - 8:44am
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Drones aren’t going to deliver seeds or zap weeds from the sky — at least not yet — but there are plenty of things...
Northern Plains UAS Test Site expected to be first place to fly beyond-line-of-sight
December 22, 2016 - 5:00pm
GRAND FORKS — The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce next week that the Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Site,...
Drone test site sees sharp growth in flights
November 21, 2016 - 10:13am
GRAND FORKS — The federal government’s choice of North Dakota as one of six unmanned aircraft test sites in late 2013 was greeted with plenty...
Five years after its inception, Grand Sky continues to take shape
October 18, 2016 - 10:55am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Tom Swoyer Jr. can recall in 2011 sitting around a boardroom table in the University of North Dakota Center for Innovation...
Researchers explore technology that could prevent midair conflicts between drones, other aircraft
October 18, 2016 - 8:39am
GRAND FORKS — A team of North Dakota researchers is testing technology that will allow airplane pilots and others to detect the presence of...
Davenport, N.D., native launches drone business
October 11, 2016 - 9:21am
FARGO -- Sen. John Hoeven thinks drone technology will be North Dakota’s “next big thing.” He shared his belief at the DroneFocus 2016...