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Saturday, September 27, 2008

SCSU Aviation

Mesaba Airlines has a history of turning to St. Cloud State for well-trained aviation graduates: alumni working for the company frequently refer to its Eagan headquarters as “Little St. Cloud.” Now, Mesaba Airlines is going a step farther: students who complete an agreed-upon set of aviation courses with a GPA of 3.0 or better (4-point scale) will be guaranteed a comprehensive job interview by the company.

The 12 required classes include core courses needed to earn a St. Cloud State aviation degree as well as courses in aircraft electronic systems, aviation safety, advanced aircraft systems and advanced aerodynamics. Other requirements include commercial pilot certification, an FCC radio operator’s permit and a current passport.

Mesaba Airlines operates as a Northwest Airlines Airlink serving more than 75 cities in the United States and Canada from three major hubs: Detroit, Memphis and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

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