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UND touts new training for drone pilots

October 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The University of North Dakota announced Thursday a new program to train pilots of the Predator unmanned aircraft using a full-size simulator. Continue Reading

Column: Junior college prepared pilots for WWII

May 31, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON A Worthington boy was telling his dad about Pearl Harbor as they drove home from the cemetery on Memorial Day. He had watched a Pearl Harbor DVD he said. “The Japanese missed our carriers, but we had no way to fight back. We weren’t ready for a war.” Continue Reading

UND students eyeing new FAA rules as future pilots

November 23, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Approaching his last semester of classes at University of North Dakota, aviation student Randy Lewis hopes to join a regional airline but isn’t sure his friends will follow. Continue Reading

Captain disrupts diverted Vegas-bound JetBlue plane, passengers say

March 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The captain of a JetBlue aircraft yelled about a bomb and had to be locked out of the cockpit and restrained today as the Las Vegas-bound flight was diverted to Texas, passengers said.
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GFK Flight Support to award $10,000 in landing contest

March 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

GFK Flight Support of Grand Forks will host a precision landing competition this summer that will award one pilot $10,000 for their landing prowess. Continue Reading

‘Heartless’ Heartland: After trouble paying rent on time, couple with handicapped son told to leave

February 24, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

A couple living in a local trailer park said management is kicking them out of their home of 13 years and robbing their handicapped son of vital health requirements. Continue Reading

Learning pilot pairs math, art for 2nd-graders

January 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Math and art come together in a new program introduced by Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center. Math SmARTS uses math and art to teach the concepts and enhance positive attitudes toward the subjects. Two second-grade classes at Sartell’s Pine Meadow and Oak Ridge elementary schools are part of the pilot project. If it succeeds, it could be implemented on a larger scale, said Jane Oxton, education outreach coordinator at the Paramount Theatre. Continue Reading

New FAA rules to help end flying while sleepy

December 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The government told passenger airlines today they’ll have to do more to ensure pilots aren’t too tired to fly, nearly three years after the deadly western New York crash of a regional airliner flown by two exhausted pilots. Continue Reading

New FAA rules limited airline pilots’ hours

December 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In a move safety advocates have been urging for more than two decades, the Federal Aviation Administration is imposing new rules aimed at preventing airline pilots from flying while dangerously fatigued. But cargo carriers, which do much of their flying overnight when people naturally crave sleep, are exempted.

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Asian, Middle Eastern airlines looking for pilots

December 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Fast-growing Asian and Middle Eastern airlines that have signed orders for hundreds of new airplanes now must find enough pilots to fly them. For safety-conscious travelers, that means sticking with the big, well-known airlines who can afford to lure the best staff as the scramble to fill the cockpit intensifies. Continue Reading