The inspiring, improbable saga of the takeoff and non-stop flight of the unparalleled John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota.
Two aircraft, two faculty, one dream.
From its very beginning in 1968, John D. Odegard molded the School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota into what it is today: the most prestigious flight school in the world. Flight of the Odegard
captures John D. Odegard as a leader and visionary who set out to change the aviation world through his passion for teaching people to fly.
Foreword by Senator Byron Dorgan
Byron Dorgan, friend and close ally of John D. Odegard, recounts his memories of the young and aspiring Odegard, and his desire to change the world of flying.
Excerpt - Flight of the Odegard
People will say about Odegard that when he walked into a room he instantly became the dominating presence. In a space as confined as a cockpit, that same mix of reputation and charisma could easily intimidate a student. One former
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