|New UND aerospace facility under construction in Lumberton, N.C.|
Construction crews will build a new flight training facility for the University of North Dakota Aerospace Foundation (UNDAF) and the Robeson Community College (RCC) Flight Training Center in Lumberton, N.C. UNDAF has partnered with Robeson Community College to provide collegiate flight training to meet the growing demands in the aviation industry in career fields such as airport management, air traffic control, and commercial aviation.
The new facility will be located on the Lumberton Regional Airport next to the terminal. The facility will include aircraft storage and additional space to provide classrooms, flight training devices, a flight planning room, instructor briefing rooms and an aircraft dispatch area.
The four-year educational options through the Lumberton Flight Training Center include commercial aviation, flight education, aviation management, and a newly-added air traffic control option. All programs are offered through articulation agreements between the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences and Robeson Community College.
The facility should be completed before the Mid Atlantic Fly-In and Sports Aviation Convention to be held May 18-20, 2007.