Tag Archives: Northland Community And Technical College

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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Celebrating The 50th Anniversary of The Minnesota Aviation Maintenance Technician Conference

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue As you have read in recent Aeronautics Technical Bulletins, we in the Minnesota Office of Aeronautics are celebrating 75 years of partnerships with … 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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The Push For An Avionics Hands-On Performance Certification

by Thomas Biller Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 The road to aircraft mechanic certification is well established and straightforward: Attend a Part 147 school or train on the job to meet established FAA hands-on experience requirements. Once complete, … Continue reading

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UAS Pathway To Success

by Jonathan Beck Published in Midwest Flyer – Aug/Sept 2016 issue A page has turned and a new chapter has begun as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the long-awaited small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Final Rule, known as Part … Continue reading

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Model Building… Why It Is So Important

by Tom Biller Model aircraft building used to be a very common activity when I was young in the late ’70s early ’80s. My school actually had a model-building club that met during vacation times when kids were out of … Continue reading

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