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Drew Wrigley, UND to announce UAS flight training program

Posted on 10/9/2013

North Dakota Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, along with UND, will announce on Thursday a first-of-its-kind training program for future pilots of unmanned aircraft systems. The news conference will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in 210 Clifford Hall.

Wrigley, UND President Robert Kelley and Bruce Smith, dean of the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, will provide information about the UAS flight training program and how it will support the state's overarching strategy to enhance its UAS industry. Col. Robert Becklund, director of the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Authority, also will attend the news conference and be available for questions.

Contacts: Jeff Zent or Jody Link, ND Office of the Governor, 701.328.2200.

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