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Buffy Quinn’s Story

Tell us about yourself and your backgroundPeople always ask me about my name, Buffy. I was named after the singer Buffy Sainte Marie. If you haven’t heard of her, she is a fold singer, popular in the 60s. My parents wanted me to have a “revolutionary name.” People usually think it is a nickname, but …

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Shawn Shields Lyons’ Story

Tell us about yourself and your backgroundOne of my favorite quotes is by Arnold Edinborough, “Curiosity is the very basis of education, and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say the cat died nobly.” This kind of sums up my outlook on both education and life, and it also adds a …

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Caleb Dyrud’s Story

Tell us about yourself and your backgroundI am an Inclusive Flight Advocate and USAF veteran from Waynesboro, My name is Caleb Dyrud and I’ve lived in the Thief River Falls, Minnesota area all my life. My family moved to the area so my dad could teach Aircraft Maintenance at Northland Community & Technical College. Growing …

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Rob Corbett’s Story

Tell us about yourself and your backgroundI am an Inclusive Flight Advocate and USAF veteran from Waynesboro, Virginia. After suffering a catastrophic spinal cord injury in 2016, I have devoted my time in educating and training individuals of all “Abilities” in assistive technology, vocational skills, and adapted sUAS operations. I am paralyzed from the chest …

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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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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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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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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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