No fair weather pilots trained here!
Be trained to fly in all types of weather with your instructor. The one known fact about aviation is that weather is unpredictable. Be a pilot that can “master the skies” in all sorts of weather. Your career will thank you for it!
Spring brings warmer temperatures, melting snow, and rain showers. Many of our pilots use this time to build their flight experience while flying in the clouds, while other pilots enjoy flying in the sun. It also provides opportunities for students to practice their flying skills in challenging windy conditions.
Summers in Grand Forks are very pleasant. Temperatures range from 70º to 90º allowing students to experience flight in a warm atmosphere in addition to the challenges of navigating amongst the occasional thunderstorm.
Fall brings cooler temperatures, autumn colors, and longer nights to Grand Forks. This allows students to experience diverse changing weather patterns, beautiful scenery, and more night training opportunities.
Winters in Grand Forks are typical of the northern plains. As the temperatures drop, students gain the valuable experience of operating in the true winter weather. Snow and Ice are “ratings” that you can add to your all-weather pilot experience. Great aircraft performance is the benefit of cold weather training. Only a handful of schools like UND have the unique opportunity to teach you cold weather operations.