Second to none: UND and the Northern Plains UAS Test Site

Apr 27, 2021

April 27, 2021 - Given that the Northern Plains UAS Test Site has its fingers on the pulse of a $100 billion industry, Executive Director Nicholas Flom feels lucky to have friends only five keypad digits away. From his office at the UND Tech Accelerator, Flom presides over one of the nation’s seven unmanned aircraft systems test sites supporting the Federal Aviation Administration’s charge to integrate drones into the national airspace system. So, when a new task or initiative lands on the Test Site’s doorstep, it’s meaningful that experts at the University of North Dakota can be there at moment’s notice, whether by a five-digit phone number or a brisk walk across the parking lot.

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