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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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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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