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Aviation Safety Program Scheduled for Thurs., Oct. 23, 2008 at the U of M, Crookston
October 10, 2008

Contact: Mike Vivion, chief pilot and teaching specialist, 218-281-8114 (mvivion@umn.edu), Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)


Crookston, Minn. (October 10, 2008) – Pilots or people interested in aviation may attend an aviation safety program at the University of Minnesota, Crookston on Thursday, October 23, 2008. The program will be held from 7-9 p.m. in Youngquist Auditorium on the campus. The event is free and the public is welcome.

Sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team (FAAST) and the University of Minnesota, Crookston, the program will feature Mark Schreier, a retired air traffic control specialist as guest speaker. The topic for the evening is "Evil Airspace--or How to Get ANYTHING you want from ATC". Schreier will talk about how interactions with air traffic control need not strike fear into the hearts of aviators nor should they necessarily inconvenience the savvy aviator. Attendees will learn how they can increase their experience level safely with the FAAST Team and the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

For more information on the aviation safety program, contact Mike Vivion, chief pilot and teaching specialist, at 218-281-8114 (mvivion@umn.edu).

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate degree programs and 50 concentrations, including several online degrees, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. To learn more, visit www.UMCrookston.edu.