UND Aerospace is the leader in collegiate helicopter flight training, with more than 40 years of experience.
In addition to our undergraduate students, we have trained helicopter pilots for the U.S. Army, government services, foreign governments, and private corporations. Our alumni stretch across the globe and serve many facets of the helicopter industry.
Along with a degree from a world-renowned aviation institution, you can earn your Private Pilot Rotorcraft, Commercial, Instrument, and Flight Instructor certificates in the high-performance Robinson R44 Cadet. You will also be using cutting-edge technology like our Garmin touchscreen suite of avionics. All of this, combined with our state-of-the-art academic and maintenance facilities, provide the best environment for pilots to train. Learn more about our Commercial Aviation degree, which includes both fixed-wing and helicopter options.
Our instructors come from a variety of backgrounds and provide you with the most advanced training offered. Whether it is flying in four unique seasons or performing touchdown autorotations, you will gain the experience and the confidence you need to begin your professional career. In the classroom, you will learn from subject matter experts in virtually every field of aviation set in an intimate, diverse university environment.
Robinson R44 Cadet
The Robinson R44 Cadet is a 2-seat derivative of the venerable R44, the world's best-selling helicopter. The Cadet was designed specifically with training in mind. Our Cadets were the first to be used in a University training environment and are equipped with the latest in Garmin avionics, including the G500H 1060 TXi touchscreen glass cockpit and GTN 750 touchscreen GPS. Students will gain valuable career experience in this popular helicopter and meet SFAR 73 requirements for instruction upon graduation. A transition course is available for transfer students without Robinson experience.