Aeronautical Education Curriculum for a Collegiate Transport Aircraft Transition Program

PI: Professor David G. Kimball, Director of Aviation, Rocky Mountain College

Rocky Mountain College, the only collegiate provider of professional aviation science in the three state (Montana, Wyoming and Idaho) region, will design an aeronautical education curriculum to minimize post-graduate flight requirements through advanced simulator training and enhanced curricula that emphasize the ab initio training concept. This advanced curriculum and implementation plan will prepare graduates to transition directly into twin-turbine transport aircraft used by regional airlines, addressing the critical shortage of pilots for regional and national carriers. Additionally, the program will establish collaborative structures with three of Montana's tribal colleges and up to seven community and technical colleges in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. This will result in an increased representation of American Indians, women, and unserved rural residents in the field of professional aeronautics.

Contact Information

Rocky Mountain College
1511 Poly Drive
Billings, MT 59102
Phone: (406) 657-1026
FAX: (406) 657-1189

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