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Looking for an opportunity where I can share my knowledge and experience of aviation with people. I am excited about the progress we have made with drones in such a short time.  We will continue to expand the possibilites of their roles within the  commercial aviation community. I look forward to being a part of developing, implimenting and educatating people about this new technology. Having been both an airport manager and part 137 operater, I have extensive knowledge of FAA rules and regulations, including annual inspections from both the FAA and MNDOT.  While serving as president of the Wadena Pilots Association for a 2 year term, I had Rachel Obermoller with MNDOT come and do a presentation about the new weather software and apps currently availabe.  I have also did a drone presentation/demonstration for the organization. I have experience with both quadcopters and fix wing platforms.  I have also reached out to our local EAA chapter and plan on doing a presentation for them in the near future... I have about 4 years of experince as an EMS instructor.  During that time I taught everything from First Aid/CPR, First Responder, EMT, Paramedic, and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support).  I taught both refresher courses and full courses.  I have many hours in the classroom teaching.

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WORK EXPERIENCE

Apr 2011 - May 2017

Pilot/owner

Northern Blades

Menahga, MN, United States

Aerial Application company. (Both airplanes and helicopters)

Mar 2011 - Jul 2016

Airport Manager

City of Wadena

Wadena, MN, United States

Managed the Wadena Municiple Airport

Mar 2006 - Present

Contract Pilot

Aerial Application

Education

Aug 2001 - Jun 2003

Bachelor of Arts / Criminal Justice

Minnesota State University - Moorhead

Moorhead, MN, United States

Sep 1991 - Jun 1993

Associate of Arts / Generals

Worthington Community College

Worthington, MN, United States

Jun 2017 - Jun 2017

Drone Conference

Drone Focus

Fargo, ND, United States

Sep 2017 - Sep 2017

Drone Conference

InterDrone

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Skills

Commercial Pilot

Airplanes (single engine) Helicopters and Drones

  • Instrumment Rating
  • Seaplane Rating
  • Tail Wheel Endorsement
  • High Performance & Complex Endorsement
  • Aerial Applicator (Part 137 operator)
  • Drone pilot (Part 107 operator)
  • Over 2000 hours of PIC
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Model Airplane builder/flyer

Built my first flying model airplane back in 1987 for my 7th grade science project. Won first place for explaining aerodynamics.  Been building and flying model airplances ever since.

Awards

Jul 2015

Ben Wiplinger Memorial Seaplane Scholarship

Seaplane Rating Scholarship

St. Paul, MN, United States

Was the 2015 scholarship recipeant...