Commercial aviation students at UND’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences have seats waiting for them in the cockpit of industry-leading airline, United Airlines.
The UND Career Pathway Program (CPP) with United, announced Monday, offers defined steps for aviation students to become United Airlines pilots, as long as they continue to meet a set of University and airline eligibility requirements.
The announcement was made jointly by UND Aerospace officials and United Airlines and UND Aerospace officials before about 350 prospective students and their parents during a student orientation event at Robin Hall on campus.
The program is slated to kick off at UND in the fall.
“As we celebrate 50 years of aviation education excellence at UND, the Odegard School is very proud to offer this innovative program to our students,” said Paul Lindseth, dean of the Odegard School. “The program helps solve our ongoing need for flight instructors while providing United Airlines with experienced and well-trained first officer candidates.”