22 April 2014
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said on Monday that North Dakota will be the first of six UAV test sites around the nation to begin flight tests, with the first flights scheduled as early as next month. In that first set of flights, a Draganflyer X4ES UAV will fly at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center to examine the ways UAVs could be used to check soil quality and the status of crops. In a statement, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said, “North Dakota has really taken the lead in supporting the growing unmanned aircraft industry.” (Image Credit: Wikipedia)
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