Budget cuts will end manned flights for N.D. Air National Guard based in Fargo

WDAY reports that cuts to defense spending mean North Dakota will become the only state without a manned flying mission. The Happy Hooligans will continue to fly unmanned drone aircraft. (Pictured above is a C-21A Learjet taking off from Hector International Airport in Fargo. The budget cuts will end the C-21 mission.)
Author:
Updated:
Original:

WDAY reports that cuts to defense spending mean North Dakota will become the only state without a manned flying mission. The Happy Hooligans will continue to fly unmanned drone aircraft. (Pictured above is a C-21A Learjet taking off from Hector International Airport in Fargo. The budget cuts will end the C-21 mission.)

Next Up

Related

Law enforcers in Fargo area say they're open to using drones

Authorities in the Fargo-Moorhead area say they haven't yet used the unmanned surveillance aircraft to go after wanted criminals, but they also say they're not opposed to the idea. The state's lawmakers say they also would support using drones in some circumstances. Some civil rights advocates, worried about personal privacy, are pushing for strict rules governing the use of drones.