Paul R. Snyder is an Assistant Professor for the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. He is an FAA Designated Pilot and Instructor Examiner, Insitu-Certified ScanEagle UAS pilot, and a UND Chief Flight Instructor. As a DOT-certified SMS trainer, Snyder is an active member of UND Executive SMS committee and Events Review Team (ERT), analyzing flight data and conducting safety risk assessments to reduce risk within the organization.
Snyder has been a leader in working with the FAA to establish Level 3 SMS acceptance of UND's Part 141 Pilot School and Part 145 Maintenance Repair Station under the FAA Pilot Study Program. Snyder actively teaches Safety Management System (SMS), advanced flight courses, and training seminars for the University of North Dakota. Past research activities include FAA Industry Training Standards (FITS)--Scenario Based Training, UAS curriculum design, and helicopter approach and landing lighting systems.
Associate Professor Gary Ullrich joined UND Aerospace in 2006. In 2014, helping to achieve their FAA-recognized SMS Level 3 status in 2014. He currently teaches Aviation Safety, Safety Management Systems, Aircraft Accident Investigation, Advanced Aerodynamics, and Long Range Navigation and International Procedures. He is a commercial pilot with multi-engine, instrument, and Boeing 720/707 type ratings. Ullrich was previously a Test Group Pilot for FlightSafety, Adjunct Assistant Professor for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and Chief of Safety/Instructor/Evaluator Pilot with the United States Air Force. While working at FlightSafety, he helped to create their ISO 9001 Program.