Benjamin Trapnell
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Associate Professor, University of North Dakota
Life Member Academy of Model Aeronautics
Former Naval Aviator, Landing Signal Officer, Aviation Safety Office
Graduate Naval Test Pilot School short course in UAS Flight Test
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Developed and implemented the nation's (maybe the world's) first undergraduate degree program in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations at the University of North Dakota.
Grand Forks, ND

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I love this time of year...

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 6:30pm 4 Comments

Be it the fall, or the spring, I welcome this time of year.  Teaching unmanned aircraft systems operations at the University of North Dakota is a lot of work.  This time of year, however, makes it all worth while.  It's the time when my students have completed their multi-rotors after having studied the components from a systems-engineering perspective.  And these young men and women are not engineers.  They are pilots that truly believe that knowledge, skills and…


UAS Education - 3DR Helps Students Get the Most of Their Learning Experiences at UND

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 9:00am 4 Comments

  The University of North Dakota has been at the forefront of UAS Operations education since 2009.With more than 130 students enrolled, and having more than 50 graduates to date, the program is continuing to advance the nature of Unmanned Aircraft Operations education. 

This semester, another fifteen students at UND had their first introduction to the myriad systems that…


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