|Flight Training Center in North Carolina opens new hangar|
The UND Aerospace Foundation and Robeson Community College (RCC) Flight Training Center in Lumberton, N.C., recently celebrated the opening of a new 8,000-square-foot hangar. More than 100 people attended the unveiling of the new hangar, which has 1,540 square feet of office space, a 560-square-foot classroom, and a state-of-the-art flight simulator. This facility emits the kind of quality, excellence, and safety that UND Aerospace is known for, said Paul Snyder, assistant director for the UND Aerospace extension programs. Snyder further added that the collaboration among the two schools and government is evidence of the healthy can-do attitude needed for a successful program.
In 2006, UNDAF partnered with RCC to provide a 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 RCC/UND Flight Training Center in Lumberton intends to use the new facility to educate and prepare young people interested in aviation. Aeronautics education camps will be held at the facility, said David Thompson of the State Aviation Division, with a week-long overnight program for high school students from across the state, and a week-long day program for middle school students.
Robeson Community College is a supporter of the Mid-Atlantic Fly-in and Sports Aviation Convention that takes place at the Lumberton Regional Airport each May. The college is currently working closely with the Lumberton Regional Airport Commission on a $5.0+ million runway improvement project that will give RCC/UND flight training students and other general aviation traffic fresh runway facilities for business endeavors.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, email@example.com, 777-3621