SIU Carbondale to Start New Aviation Program

CARBONDALE, Il. (KMOX) – Trans States Airline is set to sign an agreement this week with Southern Illinois University in Carbondale providing students a path to becoming professional pilots.

Aviation management and flight professor José Ruiz says more than 600,000 aviators are going to be required over the next 20 years.

Under the new program, students must have at least their F.A.A. private pilot license, agree to get their certified flight instructor license and work as a flight instructor at SIU Carbondale to meet Trans States Airlines’ hiring requirements.

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