|UND Aerospace publishes book on Odegard School|
UND Aerospace announces the publication of "Flight of the Odegard," the inspiring, improbable saga of the takeoff and non-stop flight of the unparalleled John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota as part of the upcoming 40th anniversary of the Odegard School.
The UND Aerospace Foundation commissioned author Patrick McGuire to write the narrative, which is scheduled for release on Sept. 6.
"Flight of the Odegard" is a rendition of the journey of aerospace sciences at UND. From a meager beginning with two donated aircraft and 12 students, to the emergence as a worldwide leader in aviation education, the book outlines how one man’s passion and dedication helped create the most prestigious flight school in the world. The book highlights John Odegard’s commitment as a teacher, visionary, entrepreneur and leader in the field of aerospace, and tells the incredible story of how these attributes contributed to the formation of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.
U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan provides the foreword detailing his personal relationship with John and the many experiences they shared, from flying together in rural North Dakota, to John’s dream of creating “…an aviation school on the prairie…” Dorgan captures John’s enthusiasm and charisma for aviation and speaks of the self-confidence Odegard portrayed that made his dreams reality.
The full media kit for "Flight of the Odegard" is available online at www.flightoftheodegard.com. The kit contains bios of John Odegard and Pat McGuire as well as Sen. Dorgan’s foreword and ordering information. -- UND Aerospace.