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U of M Crookston Junior Jacob Pastoors, Olivia, Minn., Completes Student Solo Flight

By ltollefs on
Monday, October 24, 2011

Jacob Pastoors, a junior at the University of Minnesota, Crookston from Olivia, Minn., pastoors_j.jpgcompleted his first student solo flight on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the Crookston Municipal Airport.  

Pastoors is an agricultural aviation major and following his first solo flight, he will continue to expand his flight skills toward achieving his private pilot certificate. His advisor is U of M, Crookston Chief Pilot Mike Vivion.

pastoors_j2.jpgThe University of Minnesota, Crookston's aviation program is a partnership in which aviation fundamentals are provided by the University of North Dakota (UND) Aerospace Foundation. To learn more, visit

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 26 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and 36 concentrations, including 10 online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,600 undergraduates from 25 countries and 40 states, 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