North Dakota Sheriff Blasts FAA On Nighttime Drone Waiver Wait, Asserts Preference Given To Entertainment

By April Baumgarten, Grand Forks Herald The Grand Forks County sheriff wants to know why the Federal Aviation Administration hasn’t approved a waiver for law enforcement to fly drones anywhere in the country while it took only wee ks to give a company permission to fly drones for the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Deputy Al…
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March’s Drone Biz To Feature…well…me

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — I’ve been tapped to headline this month’s Drone Biz event and regale attendees with my story of going from writing the drone news to convincing people to put my employer in it. If you’re new to the blog, I covered unmanned aircraft systems for the Grand Forks Herald for nearly three years before…
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UND Drone-driven Study Abroad Trip Seeking Applicants

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A first-of-its-kind study abroad experience is looking to take off at the University of North Dakota. A group of organizers is seeking students interested in learning more about unmanned aircraft systems in an international setting for a two-week study abroad trip centered around Oslo, Norway. As part of the Nordic Drone Exchange, students would…
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UAS Research Endeavors Set Stage For Year Of Industry Growth In North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, ND — The stage is set for a flurry of drone activity to ramp up in this year in North Dakota. On the docket are a number of major research undertakings that aim to test flying unmanned aircraft beyond the line of visual sight and the development of an research institute for unmanned and…
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‘A Whole New View’: Unmanned Aircraft Revolutionizing Engineering Sector

By Lisa Gibson Prairie Business Magazine  When GPS became available for surveying in engineering, it changed the industry, says Brady Woodard, construction engineering specialist for Moore Engineering Inc. in West Fargo, North Dakota. “I don’t think there was anyone who didn’t grasp onto it. It was just the new way of the industry.” Woodard and…
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