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Grand Forks boasts open skies for aviation, UAS success


The Grand Forks Advantage

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Vast land and open skies converge in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

In addition to a solid foundation and history of aerospace excellence, in this Northern Plains city you’ll find a region poised to successfully support the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) evolution.

The Grand Forks Advantage

  • Unencumbered air space is suitable for training and testing.
  • There is access to robust network of knowledgeable personnel.
  • The community has a demonstrated commitment to aerospace research, training, and support.
  • The Grand Forks International Airport is one of the busiest in the United States, with nearly 350,000 take-offs and landings each year.
  • The region is committed to supporting the U.S. Air Force’s Grand Forks Air Force Base, which is one of our leading employers and a stellar example of public-private partnerships.
  • The University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences is the country’s preeminent flight training program and one of a handful to offer a bachelor’s degree in aviation.
  • Northland Community & Technical College supports the industry with maintenance training programs that are preparing airline and unmanned aerial system professionals.
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