|Aircraft accident investigation course scheduled for Oct. 7-9|
The UND Aerospace Foundation (UNDAF) and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), in a cooperative effort, will conduct a two-and-one-half-day aircraft accident investigation course at the Grand Forks International Airport Oct. 7-9. The course is designed to provide an advanced level of instruction to individuals who may participate in aircraft accident investigations conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Over 30 airline pilots and aviation professionals from around the United States and Canada are expected to participate in the course, which will use actual aircraft wreckage donated by a firm in California. The wreckage “site” will be recreated south of the flight operations’ facility and used specifically for investigative training techniques.
This course is also offered to a select group of aviation employees and a limited number of aviation students who have completed aviation safety courses at UND. Aviation aircraft manufacturers who have expressed interest in this type of course and training will also be attending.
This is the sixth year that UNDAF and ALPA have conducted the course. For further information, contact Dana Siewert at 701-777-7895 (e-mail: email@example.com) or check out http://aaic.aero.und.edu.
-- Karen Ryba, director of communications, aerospace, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4761