Heather McNevin is an adjunct professor for the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Heather has 25 years of aviation experience and holds an FAA commercial pilot certificate with DC3 and B25 type ratings and is a Certified Flight Instructor for single engine, multi-engine, and instrument airplane. She has flown more than 50 different types of aircraft. Her aviation experience includes FBO management, aviation security, airfield operations, flight school management, and airborne fire patrol. She has 15 years experience as an Air Traffic Control Specialist. Heather is an active FAA Safety Team Representative with the Minneapolis FSDO.
Near Midair Collisions
General Aviation Safety
Safety Management Systems
Certificates and Ratings:
Commercial Pilot, Airplane Single and Multi Engine Land, Instrument Airplane
Flight Instructor, Airplane Single and Multi Engine Land, Instrument Airplane
Type Ratings: DC3, B25
FAA Administrators Safety Award, 2010
ATO Administrative Excellence Award, 2020
NATCA Team Excellence Award, 2021
District FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year, 2016
Copperstate Aerobatic Contest Safety Trophy, 2005
Master Aviation Educator Accreditation, 2015
Master Aviation Educator Accreditation, 2018
FBI Citizens Academy Appreciation Award, 2017
Aviation Safety Day Appreciation Award, 34th Combat Aviation Brigade, 2016
First Place Sportsman, Copperstate Aerobatic Contest, 2005
High Scoring First Time Sportsman, 2005
Grass Roots Achievement, IAC, 2005
PhD in Aerospace. University of North Dakota. Estimated Graduation 2026.
Master of Science in Aeronautics w Dual Specializations in Human Factors and Aviation/Aerospace Safety Systems. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. 2020.
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics with a major in Air Traffic Control. University of North Dakota. 2004.
Cognitive Interviewing Certificate. National Transportation Safety Board. 2021
Aircraft Accident Investigation Certificate. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. 2015.
Aviation Management Certificate. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University / International Air Transport Association. 2017.
Change Management Certificate. Cornell University. 2021.
Data Analytics Certificate. Cornell University. 2020.