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Air base projects ‘on track’: Pushing UAS activities critical to Grand Forks region, Hoeven says

May 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Two unmanned aircraft systems projects centered on the Grand Forks Air Force Base are on schedule, according to officials. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., met with industry and local representatives Wednesday to discuss an application to make the base a test site for integration of unmanned aircraft in commercial airspace and the development of a technology park on the grounds of the base. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: A UAS topic that’s ripe for exploration

May 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

UND should consider strengthening its own coursework and research in the field of UAS/civil liberties, given the field’s dynamism and cutting-edge relevance as well as UND’s superb resources in unmanned aircraft systems and in aviation law. Continue Reading

First class of UAS techs graduate from Northland Community and Technical College

May 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Tyler Beckman, Joe Moore and Solomon Kassaye are entering into some rare air without ever leaving the ground. They’ll graduate tonight from Northland Community and Technical College, becoming the country’s first unmanned aircraft system maintenance technicians certified by the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies, an industry group. Continue Reading

FAA official overseeing UAS coming to Grand Forks

May 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

One of the keynote speakers at this year’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Summit in Grand Forks is the top Federal Aviation Administration official overseeing unmanned aircraft regulations, according to Sens. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and John Hoeven, R-N.D. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Another UAS effort takes wing

March 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

We’re no Warren Buffets, but the unmanned aircraft field’s growth and promise sure make it look like one of those Next Big Things. And the Red River Valley already is strapped in for the ride. Continue Reading

In Grand Forks County, smile for the camera overhead

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As an ACLU writer put it, “the bottom line is that domestic drones are potentially extremely powerful surveillance tools, and that power like all government power needs to be subject to checks and balances.” Grand Forks County should enter the domestic UAS era with that in mind. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Lawmakers help GF’s UAV efforts take flight

May 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

What do these and many other unmanned aircraft system developments in Grand Forks have in common?
A seamless web of civic support that includes the North Dakota congressional delegation, Grand Forks city government — and, importantly, the governor and Legislature of North Dakota. Continue Reading