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15th Annual UAS Summit & Expo Set to Begin This Week

Produced by UAS Magazine, UAS Summit will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the unmanned aircraft systems industry. Grand Forks, ND – (10/8/21) – The 15th Annual UAS Summit & Expo and Expo, the upper Midwest’s premier unmanned aircraft systems event produced by UAS Magazine, is set to begin this week. Taking place October 13-14, …

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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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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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Safe Fliers Take TRUST – What to Know About the FAA’s New Recreational Flyer Requirements

As of 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is requiring all recreational drone flyers to pass an aeronautical knowledge and safety test, providing proof of the test passage (the TRUST completion certificate) to the FAA or law enforcement upon request. What is TRUST? TRUST is “The Recreational UAS Safety Test”. It provides education and testing …

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2021 ACE Camp Days

In light of COVID-19, the Minnesota Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp was transformed into a day-camp, offering three days this summer for students grades 9-12 to attend and learn about the different career options in the aviation field. Founded in 1991 with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), MN …

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More Powerful Batteries Will Be “Game-Changer” for Aerospace

Todd Colten, chief Aerospace engineer and director of Flight Services at Sentera, envisions a “big revolution” in the aerospace industry as a result of advances in battery manufacturing infrastructure. Sentera is a global technology company that devises hardware and software to interface with precision agriculture equipment such as planters and fertilizer applicators. “There’s a lot …

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Ag Tech Company Leader Shares Insights about Trends for 3 Types of Technicians

Sentera, a global technology company that devises hardware and software to interface with precision agriculture equipment such as planters and fertilizer applicators, employs three types of technicians: engineering technicians who work in the Minnesota company’s lab to build prototypes of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), sensors, and cameras; geospatial information systems (GIS) technicians who create maps …

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Girl Scouts Drone Programming Challenge Hosted by CAAT

The Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) was pleased to work with the Girl Scouts of Southern Michigan and Women Who Drone organizations to provide 35 local Girl Scouts with an exciting opportunity to learn how to program and fly a drone. Girl Scout Cadettes explored the world of microcontrollers and learned how to program …

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