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UND Aerospace welcomes new Chief Instructor- Helicopter

The University of North Dakota and UND Aerospace would like to announce the appointment of Mr. Wes Van Dell as the Chief Helicopter Flight Instructor. Wes graduated from UND in 2006 with a B.S. degree in commercial aviation.  As an instructor at UND, his responsibilities grew from flight instructing, to lecturing, to acting as a standardization and evaluation pilot. Since 2009, he have also been the safety officer for the helicopter department, serving on the UND Aerospace safety council and the SMS implementation team. He has over 3000 hours dual given in various airframes from the S300, to R44, to Bell 206. He brings experience from Southern California as well as extensive training time in the Northern Plains.

Wes succeeds Ron DePue whom recently stepped down as the Chief Instructor after an illustrious career spanning more than 30 years within the University. Thanks for your service Ron! Congratulation Wes!

For more information: Heli.aero.und.edu Fly.und.edu

About UND Aerospace:
The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota is a world-renowned center for aerospace learning, nationally acclaimed for our achievements in collegiate aviation education, atmospheric research, space studies, and earth system science and policy research. With over 500 faculty and staff members, over 1,800 students from around the world, and a myriad of programs and projects, the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences is setting the pace for the future of flight.

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