Robinson Helicopter Company received orders for additional R44 Cadets from the universities of North Dakota and Southern Utah.
This will be UND’s second Cadet and SUU’s third.
UND’s Chief Helicopter Instructor Wes Van Dell is eager to welcome a second R44 Cadet to the fleet. Having evaluated the Cadet over the past year, it was decided that the R44 was an outstanding aircraft for their flight training. UND is an all-weather flight school, flying in conditions from 100°F in the summer to -25°F in the winter with winds as high as 30 knots.
Richard Cannon, SUU’s Director of Flight Operations, stated, “We have found the Cadet to be a very safe and capable training aircraft, especially at our altitude [5,846 ft] in Cedar City, Utah. With the advanced avionic options, students receive relevant industry training starting with their initial flight.”
Scheduled for delivery in September, both aircraft will be equipped for VFR and IFR training with a fully integrated glass cockpit featuring Garmin’s 1060 TXi (touchscreen) flight display, Garmin’s GTN navigator, and Garmin’s GTX 345 transponder with ADS-B In/Out.
The two-place Cadet offers a spacious baggage compartment, increased performance margins at high altitudes, and a 2400-hour time-between-overhaul.
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