GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Piper Aircraft Inc. has delivered three twin-engine piston-powered training class Seminole aircraft to the UND Aerospace Foundation, which provides training and aircraft for the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences in Grand Forks, N.D. The pilot training aircraft delivered in December of 2014, are now part of the aviation department’s training fleet of more than 120 aircraft. Piper Seminoles are the training aircraft of choice for UND’s multi-engine and multi-engine instrument flight courses.
The new Seminoles are fully IFR equipped with Garmin G1000 avionics and GFC 700 autopilots. Delivery of these three new trainers adds to the university’s fleet of 17 Avidyne-equipped Seminoles that UND plans to replace with Garmin G1000-equipped Seminoles over coming years.
Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., manufactures the single-engine M-Class series that consists of the Meridian, Mirage and Matrix; the Twin Class that consists of the Seneca V and Seminole; and the Trainer Class that consists of the Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, Seminole and Seneca V.
For Piper aircraft sales, service and parts in the Midwest, contact Des Moines Flying Service and Chicago Piper at 800-622-8311 (www.dmfs.com).