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Drones Used to Test Natural Disaster Response

Xcel Energy Pairs Up With Pilot Program and Emergency Responders in Mayville to Test Drone Natural Disaster Response

MAYVILLE, N.D. — With drones becoming more accessible, they are being used for many different reasons, including to help in a natural disaster. To test how drones would be used in a tornado, Xcel Energy teamed up with a pilot program, and emergency responders in Mayville. The drones left from the Hillsboro Municipal Airport, took images and picked up thermal…

North Dakota Drones Can Now Fly “Out of Sight”

North Dakota becomes the first state to operate drones that go out of sight.

North Dakota becomes the first state to operate drones that go out of sight. Senator John Hoeven says the FAA has approved the Northern Plains Test site to use aircrafts that go beyond the visibility of the operator. Senator Hoeven has been working to secure this request that widens the opportunity to test and evaluate different locations. He says this…