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Student Pilots to race across the country
Air Race Classic an All Woman Contest
An article in the Mankato Free Press on June 17, 2016 highlights the Wright Women from the Department of Aviation in the Air Race Classic beginning this weekend with takeoff on Tuesday. See article here.
With high hopes, aviation students flock to MSU Mankato
Elizabeth Baier · Mankato, Minn. · Oct 27, 2015 MPR
Aviation newsletter, Summer 2014
The Department of Aviation is thrilled to launch a new aviation alumni newsletter
A 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Jeff Peterson saw a faculty position in Mankato’s aviation program as an opportunity to continue to serve.
Heidi De Hoogh ’99 serves as the Director of Safety and Security for Sun Country Airlines and brings a wealth of experience to Mankato’s aviation program advisory board.
New opportunities come with the aviation program's staying power.
MSU Aviation Class Helps Sun Country Airlines
Off to an incredible start for the Maverick Flight Team
Real-World Research for Sun Country Airlines
Finish was team's best ever at the national competition.
Aviation in the News
Demand for airline pilots set to soar
By Charisse Jones, USA TODAY
For as long as he can remember, Costas Sivyllis has dreamed of becoming a pilot.
There was no specific moment," says Sivyllis, 20, a junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. "I've grown up my whole life knowing this was it."
Sivyllis hardly could have picked a better time to enter his chosen profession, and he knows it. "I'm very excited about the future … because we've never really seen anything like this," he says.
After nearly a four-year drought of job openings, the airline industry is on the brink of what's predicted to be the biggest surge in pilot hiring in history. Aircraft maker Boeing has forecast a need for 466,650 more commercial pilots by 2029 — an average of 23,300 new pilots a year. Nearly 40% of the openings will be to meet the soaring travel market in the Asia-Pacific region, Boeing predicts, but more than 97,000 will be in North America.