North Dakota is located in the Midwestern United States and shares a border with Canada to its north. It is one of the least densely populated states in the country but boasts abundant fossil fuels. Natural gas, crude oil and coal are plentiful in the state and helped North Dakota survive and succeed during the Great Recession of the early 21st century, a time when many states experienced economic downfalls. In addition to petroleum and other fossil fuels, agriculture is an important industry to residents: it is the largest producer of many cereal grains such as barley, oats and durum wheat. Many of the cereal grains grown in the stateare used to feed livestock.
North Dakota is a popular state for outdoor enthusiasts. During the summer, hunting and fishing are favorite activities. Lake Sakakawea is the third largest man-made lake in the country and it is located in western North Dakota. Devils Lake, located in the eastern portion of the state, is the largest natural lake in the state. Both are popular attractions for visitors and residents alike. During the winter, ice fishing, skiing and snowmobiling are favorite activities.
The aviation industry is vital to North Dakota’s success. It allows visitors to travel into the state and enjoy the hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities available across the state. Helicopters and small airplanes allow hunters to reach remote areas that are difficult to access in a car, or are too far to drive for a short weekend.
Aerial spraying is another popular use for aviation. Over three million acres are sprayed each year. North Dakota is a large producer of corn and aerial spraying assures that crops are not affected by pests, resulting in a healthy harvest for farmers and consumers. There are approximately 143 aerial spray companies in North Dakota and around 250 general aviation airplanes are utilized by the companies.
Air ambulances and medical transportation use airplanes and helicopters to transport critically ill and inured persons to hospitals around the state. Many hospitals have heliports on their property allowing air ambulances to land easily. These aircraft can also access remote places if a hiker, hunter or someone who lived a long way from the nearest hospital were ever critically ill or injured. A high-functioning medical transportation department provides quick access to medical care in states like North Dakota, where the population is spread out across the state.
North Dakota Airports
In the capital city of Bismarck, residents and visitors use Bismarck Municipal Airport for travel. Bismarck Municipal Airport is the most used airport in western North Dakota and has the second highest passenger volume in the state. United Express, Delta Airlines and American Airlines are a few of the airlines that serve Bismarck. Hector International Airport is located in Fargo, North Dakota. It is a civil and military public airport that serves the largest city in North Dakota and surrounding areas. Hector International Airport experiences the largest number of travelers coming in and out of the state. Grand Forks International Airport just outside of Grand Forks and Minot International Airport are the other notable airports in the state and serve the northern part of North Dakota.
North Dakota Airplane Crash Lawyers
For over 20 years, the aviation attorneys of Slack Davis Sanger have been high-level resources in the field of aviation. Founded in 1993, the law firm of Slack Davis Sanger has helped numerous people affected by airplane and helicopter crashes in North Dakota. Our attorneys fight for the rights of airline passengers and their families. If you have been injured in a plane crash, or experienced the loss of a loved one due to a plane or helicopter crash call us today to set up a free case consultation. We can be reached at 800-455-8686.