Archives: Minnesota Education Section

The Sky Brings The Crops

by Kathryn Brown Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue With the retreat of snow and ice, the Midwest’s empty fields come to life, and as they do, so too do the skies above them. Spray pilots look forward … Continue reading

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Trends Show Increased Numbers of Women Entering Careers In Aviation Maintenance

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue According to the FAA’s Aeronautical Center, the estimate of certificated aviation mechanics on record is 292,002 as of December 31st, 2018. Women represent only 2.44% of these certificate holders for a grand … Continue reading

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Futuristic Inspection & Maintenance Management System Uses Drones & Geospatial Technology At US Bank Stadium

by Jonathan Beck UAS Technology Instructor Northland Community and Technical College Principal Investigator-DroneTECH National Science Foundation ATE Program Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue A first-of-its-kind cutting edge concept and technology received media attention in December 2018, as … Continue reading

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Drone Racing Comes To School

by Zackary Nicklin Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue Imagine shrinking yourself small enough to sit atop a six-inch drone and racing along at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour through an obstacle laden course. … Continue reading

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Drone Summer Camp For High School Teachers & Their Students

Students and educators get hands-on experience with building, flying, and understanding what makes a drone tick. by Thomas Biller Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue Drones are everywhere now! No matter how many airshows we attend, information booths … Continue reading

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Australia’s First Maintenance Technician Training For Unmanned Aerial Systems To Be Provided In Partnership With Northland Community & Technical College

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue Aviation Australia of Brisbane, Australia, has partnered with Northland Community & Technical College (NCTC) of Thief River Falls, Minnesota, to provide Australia with its first unmanned aerial systems (UAS) maintenance training program. … Continue reading

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Drone Restrictions In Federal Wilderness Areas

by Jonathan Beck UAS Instructor Northland Community & Technical College NSF ATE DroneTECH Principal Investigator Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue I was recently asked the question, “What are the restrictions for flying drones in federal wilderness areas?” … Continue reading

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Northland Community & Technical College Takes Geospatial Intelligence Program Online To Train Students Worldwide For Next-Gen Aerospace Careers

by Jonathan Beck UAS Instructor Northland Community & Technical College NSF ATE DroneTECH Principal Investigator Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue THIEF RIVER FALLS, MINN. – With drone technology advancing into more and more industries, the aerospace department … Continue reading

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Uses For Drones Continue To Grow

by Jonathan Beck UAS Instructor Northland Community & Technical College NSF ATE DroneTECH Principal Investigator Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 issue Through partnerships, Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC), along with St. Cloud State University (SCSU), are advancing … Continue reading

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Boundaries Defined by Technology

by Jonathan Beck UAS Instructor Northland Community & Technical College NSF ATE DroneTECH Principal Investigator Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue It was the shoot down of a Korean passenger jet in 1983 that prompted President Reagan … Continue reading

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