Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Aviation Firm Offers Degree for Pilots.

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski Journal Staff Writer

The need for commercial airline pilots has never been greater, says Will Ferguson, owner of West Mesa Aviation at Double Eagle II Airport.

"The airlines are screaming for qualified pilots," Ferguson said Wednesday at West Mesa Aviation.

And with a new program at West Mesa Aviation that allows students to earn an aviation degree over the Internet while completing their flying time locally, a career as a pilot is more attainable than ever before, Ferguson said.

West Mesa's new program, the first of its kind in its 11-year history, allows students to enroll in two- and four-year aviation science degree programs at Utah Valley State College without having to relocate, Ferguson said. …

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