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Remote UAS Pilot Test Prep

By Cassandra Morthera on
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Commercial pilot and certified flight instructor, Jason Bensley, will host a workshop to study and prepare for the written Unmanned Aircraft General – Small (UAS) UAS certification exam on Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24, 2019, at the University of Minnesota Crookston. The cost of the workshop is $550 which includes a box lunch for both days, the 2019 UAS Test Prep Study Guide, and in-class instruction.  

The classroom portion of the workshop will cover knowledge areas listed in the Remote Pilot Airmen Certification Standards, which include 14 CFR part 107 regulations, airspace, aviation weather sources and weather effects on UAS, and more. All portions of the course will be taught by certified UAS pilots that are also manned aviation instructors.

To sign up for the workshop, use the link: The deadline to sign up is March 15, 2019. Contact Michelle Christopherson at (218) 281-8369 with any question or for more information. 

About UMN Crookston

One of five campuses that comprise the University of Minnesota System, the University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 35 bachelor's degree programs and 25 minors on campus as well as 16 degree programs entirely online. These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology. With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree. Visit

About UMN

The University of Minnesota System, with campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities, is driven by a singular vision of excellence. We are proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education, groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota.


Cassandra Morthera

University Relations


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