First Large Drone Flown By Grand Sky Tenant Takes To The Skies

As Dave Alexander tells it, every second of every day there are 60 aircraft built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. flying worldwide. On Thursday, one of those aircraft spent a few minutes in the air over Grand Sky business park to mark the first flight of a large unmanned aircraft by one of the…
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Dedication Of Robin Hall Marks Continued Growth Of Unmanned Aircraft Opportunities At UND

It was hard to tell whose smile stretched the farthest Tuesday among supporters at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Robin Hall, UND’s latest aerospace building. Larry Martin, chairman of the UND Aerospace Foundation Board of Directors, surmised that it would have belonged to the late John Odegard, the namesake and founder of the university’s school of…
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Wave Of Prospective Drone Pilots Expected To Seek Out Regional Testing Centers In Coming Months

Come Aug. 29, the Federal Aviation Administration testing center at UND is expected to get a little busier. That date marks the day when federal regulations go into effect for commercial and government operators of unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones. Under the new rules, those wanting to pilot these aircraft will need to…
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SkyOp Makes Stop In North Dakota For Training Mission

The hum of flying unmanned aircraft has been audible on the Alerus Center event floor this week in Grand Forks. Local interns have been completing flight exercises and navigating obstacles placed by SkyOp, a training solutions company based in Canandaigua, N.Y. The business offers courses in small unmanned aircraft systems at community college locations throughout New…
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General Atomics Announces First Flight July 28 At Grand Sky

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. is marking the start of classes at its Grand Sky training academy location with its first flight at the site. The private event, scheduled for July 28, will feature a Predator A aircraft flying over the business park, which is located on Grand Forks Air Force Base. The company is opening the academy near Grand Forks…
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