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North Dakota drone facility to test day and night

Of the six sites in the U.S. where researchers are trying to figure out how to integrate unmanned aircraft into civilian airspace, only North Dakota's can fly high both day and night.


August 24, 2015
By The Associated Press

The Federal Aviation Administration approved a plan last week that allows drones to be flown up to 1,200 feet above the entire state and permits flights at night, a combination that makes North Dakota unique, since other test sites are limited to a 200-foot blanket and daylight hours.

“It really expands the type of operations you can conduct,” said Nicholas Flom, director of safety for the Northern Plains UAS Test Site. | READ MORE