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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…

NDSU & MSUM Encourages Spring Break Travelers To Exercise Caution

As NDSU and MSUM prepare for Spring break, the Universities are encouraging travelers to take the necessary safety precautions

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – As spring break approaches for NDSU and MSUM, the schools are encouraging anyone traveling to exercise caution, taking the precautions many have become familiar with over the last year: social distancing, mask wearing, and hand washing. But for travelers, it’s even more essential. “If you’re going to go out of town and travel for spring break,…

Aviation Industry Sees Rapidly Growing Demand for Pilots

UND hopes to get people interested in aviation early on

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — If you think there have more delayed or canceled flights over the past few years, there are several reasons for that. “It’s not just the pilot shortage, it’s even the number of routes, size of airplanes that are being used today, so there’s multiple factors that are being looked at,” Jeremy Roesler, chief flight instructor at UND,…

TSA Precheck Appointments Being Accepted For June 3-7 At Hector International Airport

You must bring proper ID and pay an $85 fee for five years of service

FARGO, ND — If you fly often you might want to consider enrolling in the TSA Precheck program at Hector International Airport. You can make an appointment from June 3-7 to enroll in the TSA’s expedited screening program. It allows identified low-risk air travelers to enjoy a more efficient screening experience, including keeping your shoes on. Appointments will be held in…

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…

More Passengers Expected to be Traveling for Holiday Season

TSA agents are working without pay during the government shutdown

FARGO, N.D. — Lots of people are flying to different holiday destinations this weekend. With more passengers traveling close to Christmas, planning ahead will make your trip go smoother. “The holidays tend to have travelers that maybe don’t travel as much as the business travelers and so forth. It is how they pack at the checkpoint. I can’t stress enough to…

New TSA Proposal Could Do Away With Security at Smaller Airports

Hector International Airport would not be affected

A new TSA proposal could do away with security at some airports. The plan would only affect about 150 small-to medium-sized airports across the country, not including Hector International Airport. “I think it’s a mistake. I think there has to be a continued surveillance, not because the danger is always there, but because people make mistakes,” Michael Yellowbird, a frequent flyer,…

Fargo Man Hopes This Year’s AirSho Captivates a New Generation of Pilots

Paul Bernabucci has been on the AirSho committee since 1995

FARGO, N.D. — Every spin of the propeller and roar of the engine gives many people different reasons to be excited about the Fargo AirSho, ranging from the Blue Angels to the people and new technology. But for one man, the mere mention of an airshow revs up his engines. “Oh I can’t miss an airshow. I’ll drive long distances to…

Drone Racing is Taking Flyers to New Heights with the Fargo-Moorhead Quad Squad

That's how flyers feel when they are 20 feet in the air, whizzing 80 miles an hour

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Whether you enjoy thrill seeking adventure or looking down from tree top heights, drone racing could be your new favorite sport. This one of a kind experience is taking flyers to a new level. “They’re excited; it’s fun, it’s exhilarating, adrenaline rush,” said Tony Bjerke, the President of the Fargo Moorhead Quad Squad. That’s how flyers feel…

Fargo Jet Center Named Top Aviation Service Company

The Center landed in the top five percent of all businesses

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Jet Center has been ranked one of the top aviation service companies in the world. The ranking is based on a survey from the publication Aviation International News. The survey asked people to rate fixed–based operators in categories including flight line service, amenities, and customer service. Fargo Jet Center’s overall score was 4.69 out of…