About Us

John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences


“Working together, we will deliver the highest quality education, research, and service in aviation and related disciplines to our students, our college, and the worldwide aerospace community”


  • – The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota is a world-renowned center for aerospace learning, acclaimed for our aviation education, atmospheric research, space studies and computer science applications.

    – Dozens of colleges with aviation programs now offer courses in unmanned aerial systems, and several universities have recently added majors; however, the University of North Dakota was first.

    – Our expertise for the past 40 years has been, and continues to be, aviation. UND Aviation sets the standard that all others are measured by.

  • – We operate from a base of 40 years of manned flight instruction experience, as well as establishing the first degree program in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations. Our experience, paired with the Center for UAS Research, Education and Training at UND Aerospace uniquely establishes our programs as the “gold standard” for UAS training.

    – FAA Regulations “Part 107” refers to the rules that specifically govern operation of commercial small UAS in the National Airspace System within the Federal Aviation Regulations. The Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) are rules prescribed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) governing all aviation activities in the United States. The FARs are part of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Course Instructors


Trey Langaas


Multi-Engine / Instrument Rated Commercial Pilot & CFII

Ryan Walsh


Multi-Engine / Instrument Rated Commercial Pilot