Members of the team are: Aaron Fettig, Bismarck; Ben Thomas, Fort Collins, Colo.; Alexander Sachs, Oregon, Wisc.; Jonathan Sievert, Anoka, Minn.; and Andrew Davidsmeyer, Jacksonville, Ill.; the coaches are Mike Lents, Algonac, Mich.; Greg Gilmer, Lander, Wyoming; and Jonathan Sepulveda, and the faculty advisor is Joe Vacek, assistant professor at UND Aerospace.
"Ben, Jonathan, Alex, Andrew and Aaron proudly represented and demonstrated the best that UND has to offer," said Lents.
The aerobatic tradition is long and strong at UND. Former UND student and current airline captain Jeff Boerboon is a clear testament to this: Boerboon is a U.S. and international aerobatic champion with many top trophies to his name.
The UND Aerobatic Team competes at the collegiate level at aerobatic competitions around the United States at International Aerobatic Club-sanctioned events.
UND operates two American Champion Aircraft Super Decathlons for its aerobatic team (video), aerobatic courses, tail wheel training and spin training.
David L. Dodds, Media Relations/Writer & Editor, Office of University Relations