The aviation industry is rapidly growing, providing a wide range of career opportunities. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport alone hosts more than 40 companies and is developing as an international aerospace center with aircraft maintenance, modification, testing, and pilot training.

As the foremost flight training provider in the Valley, our aviation program is second-to-none. An aggressive placement program includes thousands of alumni who serve as a valuable networking resource. UND graduates are employed by major and regional airlines throughout the world, as well as corporate flight departments, aircraft manufactures, NASA, and the FAA.

Whether you are looking for a change in career, or looking to start your formal education, UND Aerospace has the right program to meet your needs and help you fulfill your dreams


Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is located in the southeast corner of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Training at Gateway airport provides exceptional services with the controlled Delta airspace. This airspace is home to charter companies and airlines providing you opportunities to get real world flying experiences. You may taxi to the active runway behind an Airbus 320 or land behind a military jet departing to military airspace located throughout the southwest. The Gateway airport will have you fully immersed in a truly professional piloting setting. Both towered and non-towered airports are spread across the Phoenix Valley providing excellent learning opportunities for every level of your pilot training.

In the Phoenix Metro Area, you’ll find everything from fine dining to exhilarating recreational adventure activities, breath-taking golf courses, trendy shopping, modern nightlife, and enriching culture. No matter what time of year it is you can count on exceptional weather as you experience the rich diversity the Phoenix area has to offer. Phoenix celebrates over 340 days of beautiful sunshine and warm weather. This unique desert climate provides numerous opportunities to complete flight training ahead of, or on, schedule. Looking for winter weather flying experience? Northern Arizona offers seasonal winter weather beginning only an hour north of the Phoenix area.


UND Aerospace has a sprawling campus located at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. With multiple buildings there is always space for everyone to train. The aviation training devices, or simulators, are housed in a separate room designed to provide the best atmosphere for the visual screens. The multiple buildings house rooms for briefing or studying, classroom spaces, and office spaces for flight leadership and support staff. The Dispatch center will issue you your aircraft for the day, help you set your flight schedule, and monitor all aircraft statuses to ensure safe, timely returns to base. Inside the hangar the UND Aerospace onsite maintenance department ensures that aircraft are ready to fly to meet our students needs and our high aviation safety standards.


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