Aviation Day at the Capitol

    Aviation Day at the North Dakota State Capitol Tuesday, March 17th, 2015   9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Join the Aviation Community of North Dakota in celebrating aviation in our State with the 64th Legislative Assembly. The following entities will be representing Aviation in North Dakota: ND Pilots Association, ND Aeronautics Commission, Civil Air […]

FAA Releases New Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Regulations will facilitate integration of small UAS into U.S. aviation system WASHINGTON – The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining flexibility to accommodate future technological innovations. The FAA proposal offers safety […]

NDAC Response to Powder River

The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission has crafted a response to the FAA’s proposed Powder River Training Complex for Military operations in North and South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming. The North Dakota Pilots Association fully supports the commission’s stance regarding this pressing issue for aviation in North Dakota. The comment period for the new Powder River […]

Senator Dorgan to hold hearing on UAVs in Grand Forks

Senator Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) will be holding a hearing in Grand Forks regarding the effort to integrate unmanned aircraft into the national airspace system. As we in North Dakota know, unmanned aircraft cannot fly in the regular national airspace system.  Restricted airspace must be created for them to fly which places an unacceptable burden on […]

Unmanned Aircraft in North Dakota

Unmanned aircraft, now called remotely piloted vehicles, have been a hot topic in aviation, particularly in North Dakota.  With the University of North Dakota, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Air Force all involved with remotely piloted vehicles in our state we are on the forefront of this emerging technology.  It is important that […]