I asked Fletcher what advice he has for other aviation maintenance schools and he offered the following, “We are living in changing times so set your school and your students up for future success by considering different or multiple career paths.” As an example, he goes on to mention that aviation, UAS, and even the wind turbine industry all have similarities with cross-over skills.
It’s apparent from my visit that there is a lot of excitement surrounding the UAS program. The emerging UAS segment is interesting and I anxiously await my next visit to the NCTC UAS Maintenance Center. AMT
Hundreds of people were in attendance recently as the Red River Valley Research Corridor hosted the 5th Annual Unmanned Aircraft Systems Summit in Grand Forks, ND. High ranking military officials...
Northland Community & Technical College announces that the college’s Aviation Maintenance Program has been awarded an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (A.R.R.A.) grant which will be used to...
Grand Forks Air Force Base may be site for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
In 2006, the university was able to leverage $1 million in funding and turn that into $5.6 million in funding for unmanned aircraft research.