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About Nihad E. Daidzic, Dr.-Ing., D.Sc., ATP, CFII, MEI

Educator, Scientist, Engineer, Inventor, and Author.

Professional and Commercial Pilot (Airplanes, Helicopters, Gliders), FAA "Gold Seal" Flight and Ground Instructor (Airplanes, Helicopters, and Gliders), Remote Pilot sUAS. FAASTeam Safety Representative for the Minneapolis FAA FSDO.

Master Scuba Diver and Divemaster with interest in decompression theory/practice, diving physiology/medicine, and technical diving.

A native Bosnian born in Sarajevo (Capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina). Lived and worked more than a decade in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. My Ph.D. (German technical doctoral degree or Dr.-Ing.) is in fluid dynamics/mechanics and D.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering. Worked at several NASA space and research centers while serving as a staff scientist on the US space program. Fluent/Bilingual in English, German, and Bosnian (also Croatian and Serbian). Limited fluency in Italian and Russian. Has been interested and involved in aeronautics, aerospace and flying since childhood.


Present Professor, Research Graduate Faculty, Minnesota State University, Mankato

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  • Aircraft Performance (AVIA 455)
  • Advanced Aircraft Systems (AVIA 338)
  • Theory of Flight (AVIA 201)

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