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Sandstead completes instrument rating in RMC aviation program


BILLINGS, May 19, 2015 – Michael Sandstead has completed his FAA instrument rating at Rocky Mountain College. Michael is the son of Kevin and Teresa Sandstead of Huntington Beach, Calif., and is a freshman majoring in aeronautical science at Rocky Mountain College.  

The Aeronautical Science program includes a four-year baccalaureate degree that prepares graduates for careers as professional pilots. Michael plans to complete his commercial pilot rating this year, which will also include training in glass cockpit aircraft, as another milestone toward his goal of flying for a regional airline in the western U.S. Michael graduated from Billings West High School in 2014.

About 100 students are enrolled in the aviation program at Rocky Mountain College, making it one of the largest academic programs at the college.  For more information visit