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POSTPONED: Aug. 24 UAV Flight Demonstration to be rescheduled

Editor’s note: The UAV flight demonstration scheduled for Wednesday, August 24 has been POSTPONED. A follow-up date has not yet been scheduled. Details about the rescheduled event will be posted on the UND Press Release webpage, when they become available.

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The GT20 Gyrotrak drone. Photo courtesy of Airial Robotics.

Airial Robotics and UND invite members of the media to attend an invitation-only flight demonstration of the GT20 Gyrotrak on Wednesday, August 24, at 1 pm. The GT20 is a next-generation UAV unlike any other commercial drone on the market. It features innovative engineering and technology concepts which allow for longer flight times, heavier payloads, less energy consumption, scalable platforms and unmatched system-inherent safety options.

Please join us as we celebrate our successful investment into North Dakota’s drone ecosystem through our expanding North Dakota team, as well as our partnership in the areas of technology research and workforce development. Together we are developing the next generation of UAV technologies and look forward to more historic-first flights that strengthen North Dakota’s position as the global leader in the UAV industry.


  • Amy Whitney – Director, Center for Innovation
  • Robert J. Kraus – Dean, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
  • William Semke – Associate Dean, College of Engineering & mines
  • Joerg Schamuhn – CEO, Airial Robotics


Date: Wednesday, August 24

Time: 1 p.m.

Duration: Approx. 1 hour

Location: West side of Robin Hall, College of Aerospace, UND

Parking: Please Park in Tech Services’ parking lots

Platform: Airial Robotics’ GT20 Gyrotrak

The event is free of charge. Refreshments will be served after the demonstration at the Aerospace Lab in Robin Hall.

Attendees are allowed to bring up to two guests. Please register for the event as soon as possible at:

Questions about attending this event can be directed to Adam Kurtz by email at: