Dec 30, 2013 at 11:21 am
The federal aviation administration has selected grand forks as one of six test sites for integrating unmanned aircraft into the national airspace. F-a-a administrator Michael huerta made the announcement. Huerta says north dakota's application was the only one to offer a test range in the temperate climate zone and offers a variety of different airspace.
U-s senator john hoeven (nd) says the selection enables the region to further become a premier northern hub for u-a-s activity. hoeven says it’s aslo a boost to grand sky the new aerospace technology and business park to be located on the grand forks air force base. Senator heidi Heitkamp (nd) says the designation will make the u-a-s industry is a key part of north dakota’s economy. Congressman Kevin cramer (nd) says a clear unified voice was a major factor in the f-a-a decision. grand forks county commissioner john schmisek says the announcement is a nice way for grand sky to enter the new year.