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U of M Crookston Freshman Jeremy Olsen, Lino Lakes, Minn., completes First Solo Flight

By ltollefs on
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Freshman Jeremy Olsen, Lino Lakes, Minn., a natural resources aviation major at the Jeremy Olsen Solo.jpgUniversity of Minnesota Crookston, recently completed his first solo flight. Olsen started flight training in mid-winter and recently completed his first solo flight.
The first solo is a major milestone in a fledgling pilot's progression to pilot certification. Olsen will now progress to cross country flights, night flying, and maneuvering flight training, all of which will culminate in his being qualified as a private pilot with single engine land privileges. The natural resource degree with an Aviation emphasis that Olsen is enrolled in will result in certification as a commercial pilot with instrument privileges upon his completion of the degree.

At the U of M Crookston, the natural resource aviation degree program offers "dual function" degree programs by combining degrees in agriculture, law enforcement, natural resources or business management with professional flight training. 
Today the University of Minnesota Crookston delivers more than 25 bachelor's degree programs and 50 concentrations, including several online degrees, in agriculture and natural resources; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,300 undergraduates, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit