Flight Training Device Fleet
Cessna 172S FTD
UND Aerospace operates three Cessna 172S Flight Training Devices. The FTDs complement training provided in the Cessna 172S in the Private, Instrument, Commercial, CFI and CFII flight courses. The Cessna 172S FTDs have a visual database containing every airport in the United States. This means that students can conduct training anywhere in a realistic scenario that will help build their aeronautical decision making in a controlled environment overseen by their individual flight instructor. These FTDs are also equipped with advanced avionics of the Garmin G1000; this gives the students an exact replica of the aircraft they are conducting their daily flight training in.
UND Aerospace operates four Seminole Flight Training Devices. The FTDs complement training provided in the Piper Seminole in the multi-engine and multi-engine instructor courses. Equipped with an Avidyne glass-panel cockpit; these training devices give the students a real life representation of flying the aircraft at a fraction of the cost. The Seminole FTDs have a visual database containing every airport in the United States. This means that students can conduct training anywhere from isolated mountain airports to the nation's busiest commercial airports.
Canadair Regional Jet FTD
UND Aerospace operates an ASCENT® Full Flight Trainer for their Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) training program. This Bombardier CRJ qualifies as an FAA Flight Training Device (FTD) Level 6. The FTD is complemented by a combination of the Aerosim FMST Flight Management System Trainer and VFD Virtual Flight Deck integrated within a CRJ-type specific environment. This comprehensive package of training hardware and software allows UND Aerospace to offer its students the ability to transition into airline training with relative ease. Many airlines have commented how well UND graduates perform during initial training as a result of UND's CRJ program.