SkySkopes, Inc


Our mission is to increase the reliability and efficiency of the national energy grid by utilizing unmanned aircraft.

SkySkopes is a professional UAS flight operator headquartered in Grand Forks, ND, with a team of highly certified UAS pilots. SkySkopes flies a wide variety of advanced sensors and unmanned aircraft for transmission/distribution line inspections, oil and gas applications, and other innovative use cases that focus on adding value within the energy sector.





Matt Dunlevy
CEO & Chairman of the Board
Cory Vinger
Kasey Gorman
Chief Sales Officer
Dan Daffinrud
Chief Financial Officer
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SkySkopes brings the most certified pilots to the region and provides safe and effective inspections for the energy sector of the Bakken region. MADC is proud to partner with SkySkopes under the MAGIC Sky Initiative that provides a platform for the Minot operations by purchasing new assets to help SkySkopes be the leader in asset inspections in Western ND.

Stephanie Hoffart


Minot Area Development Corporation

SkySkopes is a terrific example of the growing cluster of UAS/drone companies in North Dakota.  It is developing strong partnerships within the industry and a track record of delivering results for its customers.

Brian Opp

Manager, Aerospace Business Development

North Dakota Department of Commerce

We were very impressed with SkySkopes. The level of professionalism they exhibited from the time we first contacted them through the completion of the project was fantastic. The quality of the products exceeded our expectations as well. We will be using them again as well as recommending their services to other utilities we work with.

Chris Arneson

GIS Developer and Project Manager

Powder River Energy

I got to know the entire organization at SkySkopes and was very impressed with their equipment, their attention to details, their knowledge and their professionalism. I would recommend SkySkopes for a wide variety of aerial services.

Gene Payson

Chief Pilot

Unmanned Vehicle University

Skyskopes' relentless focus on safety means that their operators possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude to operate UAS professionally and responsibly.  We are proud to have them as a client and a partner. By employing remote pilots who hold USI's Professional Remote Operator (PRO) certification, Skyskopes is demonstrating that it adheres to the most stringent safety and training standards in our entire industry.

Aaron Greenwald


Unmanned Safety Institute

SkySkopes has been a fantastic partner of ours over the years. Their pilots are world-class and extremely professional. If you have a unique or challenging mission, SkySkopes is the company that will produce results!

David Dvorak


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Dan Daffinrud

Chief Financial Officer