As the world continues to get in terms with Covid-19, Robinson Helicopters is doing all it can to make enhance the knowledge on helicopters to the students admitted to the University of North Dakota’s aviation department. In a recent press statement from Robinson Helicopter’s business relations department, the helicopter manufacturing company said it has gifted the school with two latest cadets to enhance the training of new recruits with the latest knowledge on handling modern helicopters. “As was the case with the previous present we gave the school, we’ll expect that these latest gift will also go towards enhancing education on the new students who are joining the helicopter department,” said Kurt Robinson, the company’s president. The two cadets will be parked at the school’s Grand Forks field.
The two helicopters will also paint the school with two unique colors of yellow and green. This is not the first time Robinson helicopter is gifting UND with helicopter, in the past two years, the helicopter company has delivered two cadets that the company purchased between 2017 AND 2018. With four cadets, UND’s helicopter division will now be better equipped to train as many students as possible. Although more is needed going forward, it is evident that Robinson Helicopter’s contribution has shown how the helicopter company is committed to helping as many students as possible learn how to operate the cadets especially the R44 types.
Wes Van Dell, who heads UND’s helicopter division as the chief instructor said that it is a great deal that Helicopter is gifting the school with the four cadets. “We can be grateful enough. This is a clear indicator that your company is after our good. We will not let you ‘down. Plans are underway that all students admitted to the division will now train solely on these cadets and we cannot complain of want. We thank you very much for this selfless contribution,” Wes told Kurt Robinson during the day the cadets arrived at the school’s yard. In 2018 approximately 30 students who had enrolled in the school’s helicopter department received quality ratings that ranged between private and CFI. All the students recorded over 1200 hours operating cadets.