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 (beyond visual line of sight) network (Vantis), first UAS pilot undergraduate program, and first UAS business and aviation park.

Grand Forks Advantage

Companies Take Flight Here

Airspace & BVLOS Network


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


Statewide BVLOS network, Vantis


UAS pilot undergraduate program


UAS maintenance training program


Geospatial and imagery analyst training programs


Dedicated UAS business & aviation park, Grand Sky


National UAS Summit




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

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