Botlink Uses Its Drone Software To Capture Aerial Images At IPP Event

For Immediate Release

Fargo, ND (September 29th, 2018) -- Today, Botlink receives the first waiver for sustained operations over people from the FAA. Also, Botlink and Cable News Network (CNN) are the first two companies to operate simultaneously in shared airspace performing commercial operations over people.

Botlink, along with the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) is pleased to announce the first public mission of North Dakota’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integrated Pilot Program. Working in partnership with the NDDOT, NPUASTS, CNN, and ParaZero. Today, Botlink demonstrated sustained drone operations over people in controlled airspace at the NDSU/SDSU football pregame tailgating event.

“Botlink’s mission from day one has been to develop tools and processes that allow drones to be safely operated in any environment. Authorization to operate drones over people is a major limiting factor for drone use by media and law enforcement organizations. We’re excited to be working with the FAA and our partners in developing technology, procedures and regulations to allow those organizations to benefit from drone operations.”
— Terri Zimmerman - CEO Botlink


About Botlink
Botlink was founded in Fargo, N.D. by military pilots and engineers with the intent to safely share the benefits of drones. Botlink is a cloud-based operations platform that links drones to industry in real time. The platform allows users to capture, process and deliver aerial imagery. Botlink also provides automated drone control and safety features allowing operators to remain safe and compliant with complex flight regulations. For more information visit

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