States Regulate Drone Use in Hunting

May 11, 2016

Drones are gaining in popularity.   They are seeing increased use in commercial applications like real estate.  And, even some use in law enforcement.   But there is one thing many wildlife officials say drones shouldn’t be used for… hunting. Wyoming just passed a restriction on drone use in hunting.  Other states are considering proactive measures to maintain ethical hunting practices.

WWII RAF fighter pilot John Wilkinson is speaking this Saturday at the regular meeting of the Black Hills Veterans Writing Group.  Wilkinson, now an American citizen living in Spearfish, flew the historic Spitfire and Hurricane fighters.  He joined Dakota Midday to share some of his experiences and discuss his flying technique.  Wilkinson's presentation on Saturday begins at 9:30 a.m. at Ellsworth Air Force Base's South Dakota Air and Space Museum.

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When World War I began 100 years ago, air forces were made up of a few rickety biplanes with opposing pilots occasionally taking pot shots at each other with rifles. But by the end of the war the basic blueprint of the modern fighter had emerged.

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The South Dakota Air National Guard in Sioux Falls continually trains for emergency situations. Thursday the National Guard invited emergency personnel to the Joe Foss air base to show others what kind of technology they are using. Some of the technology and equipment used is very advanced, similar to equipment seen in popular crime shows.

"Thunder Over Dakota"

Aug 29, 2013

"Thunder Over Dakota: The History of Ellsworth Air Force Base 1941-2011" is the latest book by Lt. Col. George Larson (USAF-Ret.).  Larson returned to Dakota Midday to discuss his research about Ellsworth's units, planes, personnel and place in history.

Vintage Aircraft Visits South Dakota

Jun 27, 2013

The volunteers of the Experimental Aircraft Association are traveling around the United States this summer to give the public a taste of the “old days” with aviation. For 75 dollars, people can take a ride on a 1929 Ford Tri Motor Airplane and see a stepping-stone in avionics history. The Tri Motor was the worlds first mass-produced airliner.

"666 The Devil's Number"

Feb 7, 2013
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Military historian and artist John Mollison talked about his new project, "666 The Devil's Number: The Amazing Service of Col. Hank Snow," a look into the military service of a man who endured three wars and 666 combat missions.  Snow received the Legion of Merit, six Distinguished Flying Crosses, The Bronze Star and 24 Air Medals during his service in WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

NOVA "Rise Of The Drones"

Jan 23, 2013

Peter Yost's NOVA documentary, "Rise of the Drones," airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV.  NOVA gained unprecedented access to engineers and labs, military experts and pilot training facilities to show how engineers are taking the pilot out of the cockpit with stunning new advances in this game-changing technology to explore if drones could become part of our everyday lives at home.  Yost joined Dakota Midday earlier Wednesday.