So what's it like working as a flight instructor at UND? Check out some highlights in the image gallery below.
UNDs fleet of over 100 aircraft includes the Cessna Skyhawk, Cessna 150, Piper Seminole, Piper Archer, Schweitzer 300, Bell 206, Beechcraft King Air C90GTi, Cessna Citation II, Piper Super Cub, American Champion Super Decathlon, and Insitu ScanEagle.
Nearly all of UND’s aircraft are equipped with ADS-B, adding an additional level of safety and traffic awareness for our instructors and students.
UNDs well-trained Line Operations team employs a fleet of five fuel trucks, seven tugs, and various other equipment to turn aircraft around quickly, maximizing utilization and getting you back into the air on time.
UND Flight Operations encompasses the eastern half of the Mark Andrews International Airport in Grand Forks, ND. Ten heated hangars and a large maintenance facility allow the entire fleet to be stored indoors overnight and provide protection during inclement weather.
Our CFIs average over 100 billable hours per month, with no shortage of students to fly with. We have a scheduling and dispatch system that establishes a regular flight schedule, helping to ensure that students stay on track. Instructors and students also have the flexibility to add additional launches or adjust their flight schedule as needed.
UND has its own award-winning maintenance department, which allows us to minimize aircraft down time during routine inspections so you and your student can spend more time in the air.
Our students and instructors need someplace to do their work, and UND offers plenty of open airspace. With 20 practice areas and 12 uncontrolled airports within a 60 mile radius of Grand Forks, our students have incredible opportunities to learn efficiently and safely.
Our primary training aircraft are Garmin G1000-equipped Cessna 172s that are only a few years old. Our newest Piper Seminoles also have G1000 panels with fully integrated autopilot systems.
We experience all four seasons here at UND Aerospace, and our students reap the benefits, learning how to successfully operate in a wide variety of flight conditions.
The many nearby uncontrolled airports allow for a variety of learning experiences, including excellent turf runways for practicing soft field operations.