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Aviation Division courses and flight operations

  1. NMC classes will be delivered via online learning if possible. Many of our faculty have substantial experience with remote instruction, but there will no doubt be a learning curve for some. Don’t worry, we will work through any issues and do the best we can to provide the high quality education to which you are accustomed.
  2. Part 141 ground schools (Private, Instrument, and Commercial) will also be delivered remotely during this period. We have requested an exemption from the in-person requirements from the FAA and hope to hear soon whether that request is granted. If the FAA denies our request, the 141 ground schools will continue to operate remotely and additional consolidated/condensed courses will be held when able to satisfy FAA requirements once in-person instruction is allowed to resume. Contact individual course instructors for further details.
  3. Flight training will continue as normal. We have briefed NMC executive leadership and anticipate that our plan to continue flight training will remain approved unless extenuating circumstances change. This plan includes enhanced sanitation and screening procedures to keep our students and instructors safe. The plan will apply to manned and unmanned flight training utilizing aircraft and FTD’s.
  4. Operations staff may be working from both home and office. Contact either the Director, Chief, or Assistant Chief with any questions. Contact information for Division faculty and staff can be found at Dispatch.
  5. One of the best ways pilots can mitigate risk is to use the IMSAFE checklist to determine physical and mental readiness for flying. Use this checklist before every flight or training event, and ground yourself if you are ever in question. Refer to chapter 2 of the Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge for additional decision making resources.
  6. This disruption will be considered when assigning grades.
  7. Please remember that the main goal of these precautions is to increase social distancing. Meetings, advising sessions, and other similar activities should be conducted with this in mind. Use Zoom, email, phone calls, etc. when possible.
  8. Please contact the instructors and faculty members teaching your courses for specific class related information. Please keep them informed if you need health or travel related accommodations.
  9. This is a very fluid situation. The one thing to be certain of is that things will change. We will keep you up to date as best we can. Please monitor your NMC email and the hub pages for more information as it becomes available.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at or (231) 995-2929. Again, our top priority has been, and always will be safety. By working together with that in mind, we will weather this storm.

Online LEARNING orientation

Nervous about online classes? An online learning orientation is available with tips and hints for success. It should take 45 minutes to one hour to complete. 

Check out online learning FAQs here 

Resources are also available through the Student Success Center and your individual instructor. Please reach out with concerns.