Vigilant Aerospace recently participated in UAS Integration Pilot Program unmanned aircraft flights over people at the Sept. 29, 2018 football tailgate at the FargoDome in Fargo, North Dakota.
The flights were led by the North Dakota Department of Transportation and monitored onsite in real-time with our FlightHorizon airspace awareness and management system.
Watch our short, 1 minute 30 second recap video:
From the video:
Vigilant Aerospace Systems has recently participated in a ground-breaking unmanned aircraft flight that helps to pave the way for routine flights over people, a major milestone in the development of commercial drone regulations in the US.
Recently, the company used its FlightHorizon system to provide airspace monitoring for drone flights over crowds of people at a large annual tailgate party at the FargoDome in Fargo, North Dakota.
Two drones, operated by CNN and Botlink, provided live video to the media and local law enforcement while Vigilant Aerospace monitored nearby air traffic to alert the pilots of any potential conflicts.
The drone flights were led by the North Dakota Department of Transportation and observed by officials from the Federal Aviation Administration.
The flights were carried out with a special waiver as part of the FAA’s new unmanned aircraft Integration Pilot Program and marked the first major drone flights over people carried out under the program.
Vigilant Aerospace is a member of the Integration Pilot Program teams in North Dakota and Alaska.
Read more about the flights:
- “Vigilant Aerospace Uses FlightHorizon to Monitor Airspace for North Dakota UAS IPP Flight-Over-People with FAA Observation,” Oct. 1, 2018.
- “North Dakota IPP Flights Over FargoDome Tailgate to Help Build Safety Case for Flights Over People,” Sept. 25, 2018.
About the North Dakota Integration Pilot Program:
The North Dakota Integration Pilot Program (IPP) is led by the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). All flight operations are carried out by NDDOT and partners with the approval of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Vigilant Aerospace is a North Dakota IPP partner, providing FlightHorizon detect-and-avoid and airspace management for flight safety for the program flights. For more information on the North Dakota Integration Pilot Program, visit www.DOT.ND.gov/uas.