To kick off the 10th annual UAS Summit and Expo, multiple different unmanned aerial events will take place in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The event brings together hundreds of representatives from business, government, and military organizations in order to show off new technologies coming out in the unmanned aircraft systems industry. It attracts attendees from local, national, and even international locations, making it pretty significant in the world of unmanned aircraft.
In the few days preceding the UAS summit are air shows and drone races. On Thursday, the staff of SkySkopes (an aerial inspection company in Grand Forks) flew up to nine drones at the same time, performing different feats of magnificent control from flying in a staggered, spinning formation to forming letters with their UAVs.
“It’s to get everyone in the spirit for UAS because the UAS Summit … is going on next week so you’ll see a lot of major players in the industry come out there and then a few days after that the new (federal UAS) rules take effect on Aug. 29, ” said Matt Dunlevy, president and CEO of the company.
Other participating groups holding public events, like the Red River Rotocross chapter are hosting their own events. This chapter hosted a drone race on Saturday which was free for spectators, helping display the more fun and recreational usage of the hardware.
For more information on the event, check out the original article here.
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