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UAS test site could mean economic boon for region, questions about privacy

January 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Under a PowerPoint slide reading, “Congratulations, Team North Dakota,” lawmakers, economic development officials and higher education leaders exchanged congratulatory messages Monday.
They gathered after the Federal Aviation Adm…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Colleges routinely own or lease aircraft

January 14, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

Should the aircraft be used as economically as possible? Absolutely. Should North Dakota agencies share their aircraft to bring the cost-per-flight-hour down? Without a doubt. Continue Reading

ND aircraft pool contentious subject among state agencies

January 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK State agencies do not want to give up their state-owned aircraft to the Department of Transportation, many legislators found out quickly Thursday. Continue Reading

Canadian pilot lands plane on Meeker County, Minn., highway, fixes engine, takes off again

August 1, 2012 in West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD A Canadian pilot safely landed his Cessna 172 on a State Highway 24 in Meeker County Tuesday evening, then fixed an engine problem and flew on his way. Continue Reading

Cirrus promises economic impact from Vision project

April 18, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

The new Vision SF-50 light jet largely will be built in Duluth, creating more than 100 jobs, company officials say. Continue Reading

Midwest aircraft moved to Grand Forks air base as result of storm

April 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Refueling tankers have returned to the Grand Forks Air Force Base but only to wait out a storm. Base officials say 16 aircraft from the 22nd Air Refueling Wing at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan., were moved to the Grand Forks base Saturday in advance of a severe storm. Continue Reading

Decision closer on UAS tests for Grand Forks region

February 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. House of Representative and Senate on Tuesday agreed to a funding bill that requires six unmanned aircraft system test sites, and the Department of Defense and the FAA are working out selection criteria for test sites, the director of UND’s UAS Center for Excellence said. Continue Reading

U.S. weapons for future include key relics of past

January 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Due to the disappointment of the Global Hawk, U-2 spy plane will be sticking aroundThe lineup of weapons the Pentagon has picked to fit President Barack Obama’s new forward-looking defense strategy, called “Priorities for 21st Century Defense,” features relics of the past. Continue Reading

Cirrus announces leadership change; Wouters out, co-founder Dale Klapmeier in

September 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

One of Cirrus’ two founders has been named CEO of the company – based in Duluth, with a plant in Grand Forks – that is now owned by China Aviation Industry General Aircraft. Continue Reading

Flying community calls lake location ‘paradise’

September 7, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

“If you fly for pleasure or business, Sky Manor is meant for you!” a brochure advertising the “four season paradise” on Island Lake declared in 1966.
Forty-five years later, the president of Sky Manor’s Flying Club, Sandy Berg, agrees. Continue Reading