|Eighteen West Point cadets arrive at UND Aerospace for helicopter training|
Eighteen West Point cadets arrived at UND this week to begin a four-week helicopter flight training program. UND’s Aerospace summer helicopter training curriculum for the Army comprises in-class academic studies and hands-on flight instruction. At the completion of their training at UND, the Army cadets will have earned a student pilot’s certificate and logged 18.5 hours of flight time.
“We are proud to have the West Point cadets attend our program again this summer,” said Mike Krotz, chief helicopter flight instructor. “The vital energy and contributions they bring to UND Aerospace is well received, and we look forward to further opportunities in the future.”
A group of 20 Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets from colleges around the country begin their helicopter training program here July 7.
This initiative is a continuation of an agreement established in 2003 between UND and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to train West Point and Army ROTC cadets to fly Army helicopters. UND Aerospace is honored in assisting the Academy by supporting its mission, instilling the values of duty, honor and country, while promoting professional excellence. To date, UND has provided helicopter flight training to a total of 179 cadets from West Point and Army ROTC.
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