Aviation Student Stories

University of Minnesota Crookston Student Brock Wood Completes First Student Solo Flight

Brock Wood, a freshman at the University of Minnesota Crookston with flight instructor, Brandon Curry


Brock Wood
Freshman - Agricultural Aviation
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Kaitlyn Linde
Kaitlyn Linde '11

Natural Resources Aviation

In order for a pilot to take off, the conditions have to be favorable. Junior Kaitlyn Linde, Apple Valley, Minn., found the perfect conditions for the takeoff of her collegiate career when she discovered the University of Minnesota had a campus that combined both natural resources and aviation in a degree program. Learn more >>>



Alvin Tong
Alvin Tong '12

Business Aviation &
Natural Resources Aviation

I would recommend others study aviation at UMC because the school fees are less expensive, the teaching faculty and staff are willing to help students, the facilities are great, and the classroom size is small, which allows more student-teacher interaction. Choosing to come to UMC for my aviation major was a choice I will never regret. Learn more >>>



Amy Brown
Amy Brown '09

Natural Resources &
Law Enforcement Aviation

Boredom won’t be a problem for Alumna Amy Brown. At any given moment, the 2008 graduate may be driving through North Dakota terrain, boating across a river, or watching from above in her 2006 Cessna 182. Originally from Lake George, Minn., she finds herself living a life she has dreamed about for a long time. Learn more >>>



Jacob Hindberg

Jacob Hindberg '08

Law Enforcement Aviation

Jacob Hindberg graduated in 2008 with a degree in Aviation with an emphasis in Law Enforcement. Recently, he completed the US Border Patrol Academy program in Artesia, New Mexico, and will be initially assigned to a training officer position in Texas. Learn more >>>



Karl Syverson '10
Majors: Aviation & Business Management
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN