John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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UND Aviation – Helicopter Program in Vertical Daily News

Categories: Aviation

Degrees of Flight Posted on May 16, 2017 by Jen Boyer On the wind-swept plains of Grand Forks, North Dakota, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) south of Canada on the Minnesota border, the University of North Dakota (UND) has successfully trained professional pilots for decades. The university is primarily known in aviation circles for its […]

UND Flying Team Captures 2nd place in the Nation

Categories: Aviation

Congratulations to the UND Flying Team and the Aviation Department for capturing 2nd place in the nation  among 26 universities from around the country in the annual National Intercollegiate Flying Association SAFECON.   Dr. Lindseth had the pleasure of attending the awards banquet yesterday in Columbus,  Ohio with our Flying Team, Coach Lewis Liang and Aviation […]

UND to hold first annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Aviation, Earth System Science & Policy, Space Studies

UND will have its first annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition this Spring 2017.  The 3MT is a research communication competition, where graduate students have three minutes to compellingly and clearly present the significance and value of their research—whether thesis or dissertation—in language accessible to a non-specialist audience. By Friday 3 February, the Graduate Program Director in […]

University of North Dakota adds Robinson R44 Cadet trainer (Vertical Magazine: Robinson Press Release)

Categories: Aviation

On Jan. 13, Robinson Helicopter Company delivered an R44 Cadet to the University of North Dakota (UND). This is the first Cadet to be used in UND’s prestigious flight training program. The University of North Dakota’s Cadet is configured for visual flight rules and instrument flight rules training with Garmin’s G500H flight display, a GTN […]

UND – IAC Collegiate National Champions

Categories: Aviation

The UND Aerobatic Team scores 1st place in the IAC Collegiate Series! This is the ninth consecutive win for the Team. Our students have also captured 4 of the top 5 individual awards. Patrick Mills captured 1st, James Jacobson was 2nd in his first season, Alexander Volberding and Christiaan Schrimpf placed 4th and 5th. Scores […]

Rockwell Collins donates Virtual Avionics Procedures Trainer to UND

Categories: Aviation

Rockwell Collins recently donated the Virtual Avionics Procedures Trainer to UND for both training, research and general collaborative purposes between Aviation, Computer Science and Engineering. Located in Ryan Hall simulator area, the VAPT is a touch screen trainer with a nice outside visual package included. It is currently configured with the King Air 350 software […]