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Northland Community & Technical College Selected To Launch National Science Foundation UAS Education Initiative

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MINN. – Northland Community & Technical College (NCTC) has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program. The award provides nearly $200,000 to be utilized over three years. The project, … Continue reading

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Teaching Students, Teaching Teachers, Teaching Ourselves – A Great Glider Weekend!

by Jim Hanson I was recently reminded why I like gliding: •  It gets you into the air. • It’s a chance to improve your aviation skills and airmanship. • It can be some of the cheapest flying you’ll ever … Continue reading

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Wipaire Announces Return of A&P Internship Program

SOUTH ST. PAUL, MINN. – Wipaire, Inc. has announced the return of the Gateway to Success internship program for students pursuing an airframe and powerplant maintenance certificate. The program is comprised of several checkpoints for aspiring maintenance technicians. Interested students … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Homeschoolers Win Build-A-Plane Design Contest

WASHINGTON, DC – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and Build A Plane have announced that the CHEF Homeschoolers in Cuba City, Wisconsin, have won the third Aviation Design Challenge to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) knowledge among … Continue reading

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Avemco Supports Flying Proficiency Clinics

FREDERICK, MD. – Avemco Insurance Company will support the 2015 Bonanza & Baron Pilot Training (BPT) flying proficiency clinics that are currently being offered throughout the U.S. Designed specifically for pilots and owners of Bonanzas, Barons, Travel Airs, Twin Bonanzas … Continue reading

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An Unmanned American Dream

by Matthew Brenden The “American Dream” is the opportunity for prosperity and success through hard work for all. It means something different to everyone, but the principles remain the same regardless of who you are. Solomon (Sol) Kassaye found his … Continue reading

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Student Success Is Priority One For The Learning Jet

by Dave Weiman More and more communities are realizing the educational benefits of having an “airliner” parked on the ramp at their local airport to increase student proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering, Aerospace, and Mathematics (STEAM). A Boeing 727 has … Continue reading

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Stay Current On Technological Advances or Fall Behind

by Tom Biller These are exciting times in the world of aviation! Never have we seen so much innovation and promise of technology impacting its future. Buzz words like NextGen, sense and avoid, drones, etc., seem to jump out at … Continue reading

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Lake Area Technical Institute Thriving!

by Jim Hanson SIDEBAR: The irony of it all! At a time when pilots are in short supply, avionics technicians are in short supply, and mechanics are in short supply, many university programs are shutting down. Lake Area Technical Institute … Continue reading

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A Whole New Skill-set: Aviation Maintenance Technicians Then & Now

by Zackary Nicklin Aviation/UAS Maintenance Northland Community & Technical College 1.800.959.6282 www.northlandaerospace.com Since the time of Charles Taylor, there was a skill-set almost written in stone as to what made a good, well-rounded, Aviation Maintenance Technician. You had to be … Continue reading

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