Dr John Bridewell is a Professor of Aviation at the University of North Dakota. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate and has been a Certified Flight Instructor since 1972. He is the Director of the UND Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research, Education and Training and Assistant Chair of UAS for the Department of Aviation. Present research focuses on defining and refining training methodologies and technologies in cooperation with the Air Force Research Laboratory, 711th Human Performance Wing, Warfighter Readiness Research Division. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in manned and unmanned aircraft systems. Dr Bridewell is an active member and educational trustee for the University Aviation Association and promotes the development of remotely piloted aircraft systems research, education, and training within a collegiate aviation context.