Archive for skyskopes

Drone Service Provider Spreads out Across Home State

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 19, 2016

Marking its first location outside of Grand Forks, N.D., drone service provider SkySkopes is expanding its North Dakota operations and opening an office in Minot. According to Matt Dunlevy, Minot – a “military-friendly community” – is a “perfect staging location [Read More]

U.S. Air Force Vet Joins N.D. Drone Company SkySkopes

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 15, 2016

Lt. Gen. Vern M. “Rusty” Findley II, a highly decorated retired member of the U.S. Air Force, has joined SkySkopes as a senior consultant for business development. SkySkopes was the first North Dakota start-up legally approved by the Federal Aviation [Read More]

N.D. Drone Company OK’d for Night Flying; Utility Signs Up Right Away

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 16, 2016

Grand Forks, N.D.-based SkySkopes has inked permission from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at night. The flight services firm completed its first set of nighttime operations on Nov. 10 in cooperation with Minneapolis-based Xcel [Read More]

Safety Audit a Success for North Dakota UAS Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 07, 2016

Grand Forks, N.D.-based SkySkopes says it has earned a passing grade on a safety audit conducted by the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation and Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service. SkySkopes says the National Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems [Read More]

U.S. Air Force Vet Joins Civil Drone Sector at SkySkopes

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 07, 2016

Grand Forks, N.D.-based SkySkopes recently hired a U.S. Air Force vet, Mike Johnson, to take on the role of director of flight operations. According to a local North Dakota blog, the 2004 Air Force Academy graduate started his new job [Read More]