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Drone Launched At Grand Sky In Grand Forks Lands In Southern England

The flight took 24 hours and covered more than 3,000 miles

Twitter/@PlanesTVENGLAND — Officials say the first trans-Atlantic flight by a medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft has successfully landed in England. The General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. drone departed from the Grand Sky park at the Grand Forks Air Force Base Tuesday afternoon. The flight took 24 hours and covered more than 3,000 miles before landing in Gloucestershire, England, where the Royal…

Historic Flight for Unmanned Medium Altitude Aircraft Takes Off in Grand Forks

The flight is expected to land in Fairford in the United Kingdom

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — An unmanned aircraft that took off near Grand Forks is on pace to complete a historic flight to the United Kingdom. The product of a partnership between Grand Sky and General Atomics Aeronautical evolved into plans for the first transatlantic medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft flight. “We wanted to be the first MALE RPA to fly across the…