Month: September 2021

Alumni Feature – Tyler Beckman, Northland

Tyler Backman attended Northland Community and Technical College and was one of the first students to be enrolled in the Unmanned Aerial Systems Maintenance Certificate program, graduating in 2012. When asked about his experience at Northland in the UAS program, Tyler said, “The UAS program provided me with the knowledge and training needed to understand …

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Standards and Synergies in the Autonomous Technologies Technical Workforce

The Northland/NCAT Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) team has been hard at work with several initiatives that have the potential to impact multiple autonomous technology industries.  The first initiative is being done in collaboration with ASTM, formally known as American Society for Testing and Materials. ASTM is an international standards organization with offices in six countries and …

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Collaboration Effort Between FAA, Industry, Academia, and Other Federal Agencies Will Provide Updated UAS Occupational Data

Background A concern for lack of UAS job data was discussed during the Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI) kick-off meeting last year. This resulted in a praiseworthy collaboration between professionals from industry and academia, U.S. Department of Labor, O*NET, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Transportation and FAA to address the concern.    Why is …

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Rob’s Story: Flight Takes Many Forms

As a part of NCAT’s “What’s Your Story” initiative, we would like to introduce Rob Corbett, Career Programs and Business Development Director for Drone Forward Inc and Adaptive sUAS Advisor for Wounded Eagle UAS, Flight Crowd. Rob is an Inclusive Flight Advocate and USAF Veteran from Waynesboro, Virginia. After suffering a catastrophic spinal cord injury …

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