FLIGHT

Hector International Airport sees more people flying

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Hector International Airport passenger numbers are trending upwards since January. According to the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission, more than 73,000 passengers used all eight airports in North Dakota in January. That’s 73 percent more than January 2021, but below 100,000 passengers in January 2020. Lack of commercial flights during COVID-19 hurt the state’s largest airport and…

Temporary flight restriction near Medora is cancelled

MEDORA, N.D. (KVRR) — The temporary flight restriction (TFR) issued Thursday for the 10-mile radius around Medora has been cancelled. Officials say pilots of manned aircraft, as well as operators of unmanned aircraft systems, should continue to exercise caution while flying in the area. The TFR may be reinstated on little to no notice at any time if fire-fighting operations…

UND Gives Kids The Chance To Try Out Aerospace Technology

The department will be hosting an Air Race Classic on June 23rd.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The University Of North Dakota Aerospace Community Day is getting kids in the pilot seat and into dozens of careers using VR technology, real life space suits for NASA, and flight simulators. I even tried my hand at becoming a pilot in one of the simulations. While my chances of becoming a pilot are slim, staff…

October is REAL ID Month in North Dakota

starting October 1, 2020, travelers will need a REAL ID-compliant form of identification to board a commercial flight

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum has proclaimed October as North Dakota REAL ID Month. It is a reminder that starting October 1, 2020, travelers will need a REAL ID-compliant form of identification to board a commercial flight. You’ll also need a REAL ID to gain access to secure federal facilities, including military bases, nuclear facilities and some federal offices….

Travel Agents Busy As People Look to Escape Winter

Normally during this time of year, they say they're helping travelers book summer vacations instead

FARGO, N.D. — During this time of year, travel agents say they typically see things calm down and start helping people plan their summer vacations. “The snow’s a little higher than I remember,” said Tony Heinbaugh. But after even more snow and the frigid temps in North Dakota and Minnesota, everyone seems to be either wishing they could go back in…

UND’s Aerospace Community Day Gives Kids One-of-a-Kind Experiences

Aerospace Day is a way to inspire the next generation to pursue careers in the field

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — If you’re fascinated by flight, UND’s Aerospace Community Day is the place to be. From touring airplanes to control tower simulations to weather broadcasting, kids get to have one–of–a–kind experiences. “We decided to make it a pop-up science museum and open the doors and come together and have an exciting day for kids,” Elizabeth Bjerke, associate dean…

Flights Either Canceled or Delayed: How Flyers are Handling Schedule Changes

Since last week's blizzard, flyers haven't had an easy time getting to their next destination

FARGO, N.D. — Almost every flight flying in and out of Hector International Airport has either been delayed or canceled. Since last week’s blizzard, flyers haven’t had an easy time getting to their next destination. One family has been trying to leave the Fargo area for almost 3 days, unable to get a flight out of the city. Another passenger…

88 Veterans Experience Day One of the Honor Flight: KVRR’s TJ Nelson is Live from Washington D.C.

These 87 men and one woman chosen for this flight served their country and this is just one more way to say "Thanks"

WASHINGTON D.C. — Eighty-eight veterans from North Dakota and Minnesota are in Washington, D.C. on the latest Honor Flight. KVRR Anchor TJ Nelson and Chief Photographer John Hanson are traveling with the veterans as they visit the memorials in their honor. It has been a whirlwind day of travel, sightseeing and getting to know one another. These 87 men and…

UND and Delta Partner Up to Develop the Next Generation of Pilots: One of 8 Universities

With students from every state in the nation and many countries around the world, the Delta Propel Program will be another reason for students to travel near and far for the aviation program

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It is the 50th anniversary of The University of North Dakota’s School of Aerospace Sciences and they are celebrating with a new partnership. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how the Delta Propel program will help develop the next generation of pilots. “Over the next decade, half of Delta’s current pilot workforce will reach mandatory retirement age…

Allegiant cancels flights for lack of planes

(AP) – Allegiant is canceling more flights because, it says, new planes didn’t show up when expected. Customers are venting on social media, demanding reimbursement for things like last-minute hotel stays. Allegiant canceled 16 flights Friday after scrapping about 21 on Thursday. Allegiant spokeswoman Krysta Levy says delivery dates for some new planes were missed, leaving the airline with limited…