Aircraft

Fargo Air Museum unveils flight simulator lab

The flight simulation has over 30 virtual aircrafts to choose.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — If you’ve ever wanted to experience what it is like to be an airplane pilot, well, you’re in luck. In a ribbon cutting ceremony, Fargo Air Museum unveils a new flight simulator lab. It gives people a virtual reality experience of what it’s like to fly an aircraft. You can choose from more than 30 airplanes…

Police Want To Find Person Pointing Laser At Aircraft In Devils Lake

Tips may be given anonymously

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Someone pointed a laser at a medical helicopter Sunday night in Devils Lake. Police say it is just the latest in a series of such reports. Interfering with a flight is a federal crime. Police say anyone providing information that leads to an arrest may qualify for a reward through Devils Lake Crimestoppers. Tips may be…

“Clow Fire” That Spread From Kittson County Into Manitoba Is Nearly Contained

One cabin was destroyed and other structures were threatened

KITTSON COUNTY, Minn. — Dry conditions and winds gusting to nearly 40 miles per hour fanned a wildfire that burned about 1500 acres of grassland in Kittson County. The “Clow Fire” about 10 miles northwest of Lancaster was 70% contained as of Wednesday morning. DNR fire crews were on scene overnight watching for more flare-ups. The half-mile wide wildfire was…

UPDATE: No Injuries in Emergency Landing at Hector International Airport

The plane circled the airport a few times before landing to burn off some fuel

FARGO, ND — A small plane had to make an emergency landing at Hector International Airport in Fargo. The plane touched down around 5:45 this evening and ended up on its belly after a problem with the landing gear. The plane circled the airport a few times before landing to burn off some fuel. Four people were on board the…

Traveling This Thanksgiving? Don’t Let the Germs Travel With You

Will all of those people moving about, especially during flu season, how do you keep yourself protected from the spreading of germs?

  NATIONAL — Nearly 29 million people will take to the skies between now and November 28th, making it the busiest travel period of the year. Will all of those people moving about, especially during flu season, how do you keep yourself protected from the spreading of germs? Health experts suggest sitting toward the front of the airplane because air…

Flight Forecasting with Unmanned Aircraft at the Grand Forks Air Force Base

The team also conducts weather observations to go along with data gathered by automated observations to insure flight safety

GRAND FORKS, ND — While manned missions are no longer flown out of the Grand Forks Air Force base, unmanned aircraft still require flight forecasting. A team of air force personnel make sure that pilots of remote controlled aircraft are aware of weather conditions that could impact take offs and landings at the base as well as day-to-day operations. The…

ND National Guard’s 119th Wing Unveils MQ-9 Reaper

The 119th's Wing held an open house to showcase their new remotely piloted aircraft.

FARGO, ND — It’s an exciting day for the 119th Wing of the National Guard as they presented their latest hands free aircraft model, the MQ-9 Reaper. “This is an immense opportunity and event for us,” said Colonel Britt Hatley. “I arrived in 119th Wing a year ago this week and I knew that this was coming and I knew that…

Two Unmanned Aircraft for North Dakota National Guard

MQ-9 Reaper to be used for training

Happy Hooligans will return to the skies above Fargo. The North Dakota National Air Guard’s 119th Wing will receive two unmanned aircraft this summer. It’s part of the U.S. Air Force’s larger plan to upgrade its remotely piloted capability. The aircraft is called the MQ-9 Reaper. It will be used for training purposes. This will mark the first time military…

Head of Air Force Talks Drones in Grand Forks

Grand Forks is going into uncharted territory in UAS research.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. The Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force made a stop in Grand Forks to talk about the ground–breaking drone research going on in the city. “I do believe that there are areas that you’re looking at that are going to have applications across the commercial, civil, private, military aviation business,” says US Air Force…