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Johnson completes instrument rating in RMC aviation programJohnson

BILLINGS, June 28, 2015 – Eric Johnson has completed his FAA instrument rating at Rocky Mountain College. Eric is the son of Eric and Cathy Johnson of Billings, Mont., and is a junior majoring in aeronautical science at Rocky Mountain College. Eric plans to complete his commercial pilot rating this year, which will also include training in glass cockpit aircraft, as another milestone towards his goal of flying for UPS. Eric is also minoring in unmanned aerial systems. Eric graduated from DeMatha Catholic High School, Hyatsville, Md., in 2012.

The RMC aeronautical science program includes a four-year baccalaureate degree that prepares graduates for careers as professional pilots. Approximately 100 students are enrolled in the RMC aviation program, making it one of the largest academic programs at the College. Founded in 1878, RMC is Montana’s oldest institution of higher education.

A private, liberal arts-rooted college offering more than 50 major concentrations, RMC has a diverse population of approximately 1,000 students who represent 48 states and 22 countries. The College prides itself on its unique tradition of educating leaders and professionals through academic excellence, transformational learning, and shared responsibility and stewardship.

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