General Atomics Beyond Visual Line of Sight Flight at Grand Sky

August 20 2018 10:30 AM

Senator Hoeven will host U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson at Grand Sky, North Dakota’s unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research and development park, as General Atomics flies the first UAS beyond visual line of sight flight. Earlier this week, Hoeven announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved a two-year certificate of authorization for the Northern Plains UAS Test Site to fly large unmanned aircraft beyond the visual line of site of the operator and without a chase plane.

The event will be led by Hoeven and feature remarks from Secretary Wilson and other officials from the federal government, North Dakota, the test site and tenants at Grand Sky. A media availability with Hoeven and Wilson will immediately follow the event program.

When: 10:30 a.m. CT – Event Begins
           11:45 a.m. CT – Media Availability w/ Hoeven and Wilson

Where: Grand Sky UAS Technology Park
            122 Grand Sky Boulevard