SkySkopes Opens UAS Training Academy In Grand Forks, N.D.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — SkySkopes, a national leader in unmanned aircraft system flight operations, has established a training academy at the University of North Dakota Center for Innovation. The academy is geared toward anyone with a desire to learn more about unmanned aircraft and the overall industry, whether they are currently a hobbyist or an…
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North Dakota Test Site Receives BVLOS Permissions

Drone research in North Dakota is about to take a big step forward. U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., announced today that Federal Aviation Administration approved a certificate of authorization for the Northern Plains UAS Test Site to oversee beyond-visual-line-of-sight operations, according to a news release. This means North Dakota’s test site is the first in the nation…
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Promise Of Securing BVLOS Flight Permission Highlights Goldfein’s Grand Sky Visit

Two years ago, snow-covered fields and concrete would have greeted those overlooking a 217-acre area southwest of Grand Forks Air Force Base. After years of planning and partnerships, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein instead found himself inside multi-million unmanned aircraft systems facilities Thursday. The buildings are the result of two defense contractors,…
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SkySkopes Announces Expansion To Minot, N.D.

MINOT, N.D. — SkySkopes, a leading drone service provider, is expanding its North Dakota operations and opening an office in Minot, which marks the company’s first location outside of Grand Forks, N.D. “Minot represents a military friendly community and is the perfect staging location for flight operations in western North Dakota,” SkySkopes President and CEO…
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Wrigley, Anderson Honored As Champions Of North Dakota Drone Industry

FARGO, N.D. — It wasn’t politicians and lobbyists that assembled for Drew Wrigley’s last speech as lieutenant governor of North Dakota. Instead, a host of entrepreneurs gathered Dec. 14 at a Drone Focus meetup heard Wrigley recount progress he has seen the unmanned aircraft systems industry make in the years since his election in 2010. Joining…
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