drones

Preparing for a New Reality: Teachers Learn New Skills at Metro Tech Camp

Teachers attend workshops about how video games, virtual reality could be added to curriculum

MOORHEAD, Minn. — School might not be in session at Horizon Middle School, but hundreds of teachers flood the hallways to learn how virtual reality and video games could impact their students. “Technology is used every day in the classroom, and it’s just important to learn the updates and all the new things out there for the kids,” said Cari Lake,…

Senator Hoeven and Governor Burgum Talk Drone Focus

They were highlighting all of North Dakota's initiatives in the industry

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota has become a national leader in unmanned aircraft systems. A huge part of that is because of the state’s devotion to drone technology. Senator John Hoeven and Governor Doug Burgum highlighted all of North Dakota’s initiatives in the industry at Fargo’s annual drone conference. The state has been selected as one of ten national sites for…

North Dakota Picked For Drone Pilot Program

North Dakota is one of 10 participants selected by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

North Dakota DOT has been selected for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program. The initiative is aimed at shaping the future of drones in America. The DOT will work with the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in Grand Forks and city, state and tribal agencies. North Dakota is one of 10 participants selected by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao….

Company Uses Drone Technology to Evaluate Scheels Arena

RJ Energy Solutions partnered up with SkySkopes Inc. to use drone technology to evaluate Scheels Arena

FARGO, ND — Drones are becoming more prevalent in everyday life and now one local company is using them to help find problems. RJ Energy Solutions partnered up with SkySkopes Inc. to use drone technology to evaluate Scheels Arena by connecting a thermal energy camera lens to a drone. After flying the drone over the building, it is able to…

LIVE: Drone Evaluation Part 2

KVRR's Jackie Kelly Talks With SkySkopes Inc. About How They Help Companies Use Drones

KVRR’s Jackie Kelly talks with SkySkope Inc. about their collaboration with RJ Energy Solutions to evaluate Scheels Arena. Categories: Morning – Features, Morning – In The Community Tags: drones, RJ Energy Solutions, Scheels Arena, SkySkopes

LIVE: Drone Evaluation Part 1

KVRR's Jackie Kelly Talks With RJ Energy Solutions About Using Drones

KVRR’s Jackie Kelly talks with RJ Energy Solutions about using drone technology to evaluate Scheels Arena. Categories: Morning – Features, Morning – In The Community Tags: drones, RJ Energy Solutions, Scheels Arena, SkySkope

Grand Forks Air Force Base Forecasters Help Keep Military Missions Flying

Also Keeps People Who Live And Work On The Base Informed Of The Latest Weather

GRAND FORKS, ND — Every day there is a lot riding on a weather forecast. For the weather team at the Grand Forks Air Force Base that includes the landing and takeoff of some the Air Forces most sophisticated aircraft. Even on a grey November day with some light snow falling, the view from the control tower at the Grand…

General Atomics Celebrates Grand Opening of Training Hanger at Grand Sky

The hangar will serve as a flight test and training center

GRAND FORKS, ND — General Atomics has completed its flight test and training center in Grand Forks. The 24,000 square foot facility is a 10 year lease between Grand Sky and General Atomics. Grand Forks joins the big leagues. “When they sell an aircraft to England or to Australia or some other country, they train the pilots here,” said Senator…

Sanford Urges Awareness of FAA Drone Regulations

Drone sightings near Sanford Health MedAir helicopters in Fargo, Sioux Falls

FARGO, ND — Anyone can buy a drone. It’s as simple as going on Amazon and having it delivered to your doorstep the next day. While it can be easy to get them in your hands, not everyone knows the rules. It’s posing a threat for some pilots. “There’s a 400–foot rule whether you’re doing it commercially or for your…

Sanford AirMed Helicopter and Drone Nearly Collide

They say the drone was flying well above the 400 foot ceiling allowed by federal rules

  SIOUX FALLS, SD — The medical crew on board a Sanford AirMed helicopter says a drone nearly hit them while they were transporting a patient over central Sioux Falls. The medical crew says they were flying at about 700 feet when they spotted the drone only about 50 feet away from them. They say the drone was flying above…