Unmanned & Autonomous Systems

Fly High in Grand Forks

Droning Out the Competition

We’ve taken our pioneer spirit to a new level, leading the development of a UAS ecosystem that is the most robust in the country. Our region had the foresight to establish expertise in the industry when it was in its infancy and today, the strength of our vision is your advantage. We are the nation’s UAS trailblazer with many firsts including the first statewide BVLOS network, first UAS pilot undergraduate program, and first UAS business and aviation park.

Grand Forks Advantage

Companies Take Flight Here

Airspace & BVLOS Network

Unencumbered

Innovative UAS Business & Aviation Park

Grand Skies

Leading UAS Test Site

Paving the Way

University of North Dakota

World Class UAS Research University

Grand Forks’ signature golf course, King’s Walk, was the site of the August launch of the first fully operational golf course drone delivery system in the U.S. In partnership with Flytrex and Ease Drones, course patrons are able to order food and beverages from the clubhouse restaurant, Eagle’s Crest Bar & Grill, and have items delivered to them on the course.

Fast Facts

1st

Statewide BVLOS network, Vantis

1st

UAS pilot undergraduate program

1st

UAS maintenance training program

1st

Geospatial and imagery analyst training programs

1st

Dedicated UAS business & aviation park, Grand Sky

1st

National UAS Summit

911

Employment

40.9%

5 year % change

$65,870

Wage Average

1st

UND Aerospace was the first four year degree UAS Operation program to receive Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) Accreditation for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

Major Employers

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