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NDOT, Division of Aeronautics
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Frank E. Sorenson, the dean of Nebraska air education, advanced the understanding of aviation and aerospace for countless Nebraska students and teachers. Born in Phillips, Nebraska, he earned his bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees from the University of Nebraska, then joined its faculty.

His accomplishments were many and nationally recognized. Sorenson organized an annual teacher workshop on general aviation, co-sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Aeronautics, and a student flight program. He served for many years on the Civil Air Patrol education committee with the rank of colonel, on NASA’s education advisory committee, and as an officer of the Link Foundation (a long-time underwriter of aerospace education).


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