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Published April 28, 2010, 01:40 PM

UND Aerospace Announces New Director of Flight Operations

UND Aerospace has a new Director of Flight Operations. After an abrupt exit by Al Palmer last month, it appeared things may have been up in the air for the flight school.

By: Jen Dame, WDAZ

UND Aerospace has a new Director of Flight Operations.

After an abrupt exit by Al Palmer last month, it appeared things may have been up in the air for the flight school.

Not so.

Palmer has been replaced by former Associate Director for UND Aerospace Dick Schultz.

Schultz started out at UND in 1982, quickly became a flight instructor and has held almost every position available within the Aerospace school.

Schultz says long term commitments to the program, like his, is one of the reasons the school is so successful.

With over one hundred airplanes and one thousand students it doesn't show signs of slowing down.

"My first goal is really to make sure we have the infrastructure in place for our growth, to make sure that we can do things safely and keep our students happy and our clients happy so that they continue to come back because that is very important to us," says Schultz.

The flight school recently re-upped a contract with Tokai University for four more years of pilot training as well as another contract with M-O-I out of Saudi Arabia for helicopter training.

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