What do these and many other unmanned aircraft system developments in Grand Forks have in common? A seamless web of civic support that includes the North Dakota congressional delegation, Grand Forks city government -- and, importantly, the governor and Legislature of North Dakota.
Within North Dakota airspace are four military operation areas bigger than three states. This airspace should be used rather than creating more restricted airspace, a change that would be an obstruction of commerce and highly unlawful.
We are at war. Those who harbor or give refuge to those who would kill us are not civilians. They are just as guilty as those who actually commit acts of terrorism. If columnist Ayesha Shahid’s countrymen turned these villains into the proper authorities or refused to give them refuge, there would be no sense in further drone attacks. Unfortunately, that has not happened.
Unmanned aircraft and manned airplanes are not allowed to share the same airspace. Therefore, in order for unmanned aircraft to be flown, a “Restricted Area” must be created, closing that airspace to everyone else.
This creates an excessive burden on the traditional users of the aviation system.
“The path to stronger economies in the rural Midwest is plain.
“Partnering regionally to compete globally is what’s needed. This pathway will lead to scores of multicounty, self-defined regions across the Midwest. Only by combining their forces to create new businesses and good jobs at home will the towns and counties of the rural Midwest compete and thrive in a global economy where this sort of collaboration is fast becoming the norm.”
UND’s ScanEagle soars near Oslo to gather flooding data On a dry road surrounded by miles of floodwaters from the Red River, with 20 mph winds gusting to 30 mph, UND researchers Wednesday successfully launched ScanEagle, a small remotely piloted aircraft that will help gather flood data.
No permanent damage, but manufacturer must update UAS program The two Predator B unmanned aerial vehicles housed at the Grand Forks Air Force Base and used for about a year by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to patrol the northern border region, haven’t flown since mid-November.
Bad weather prompts officials to postpone public hearing The scheduled federal environmental impact hearing Monday in Grand Forks on several Air Force options to restrict airspace over much of northeast North Dakota to facilitate the proposed mission of unmanned aerial vehicles at Grand Forks Air Force Base had to be postponed at the last minute.
On Sunday, the two historic sites will cease to be separate bases, merging into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. They will be among 26 installations across the country that are combining to form 12 joint bases as the military strives to become more efficient.
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