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Gallatin College MSU aviation graduate receives award for excellence in flight training

October 15, 2013 -- MSU News Service

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A Gallatin College Montana State University aviation graduate who now serves as a flight instructor with Summit Aviation has been recognized for his excellence in flight training.

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, or AOPA, recently named Randall Holliday an Outstanding Flight Instructor and a finalist for the 2013 Flight Training Excellence Award. He is one of only 12 flight instructors in the U.S. to earn the recognition.

Holliday is a 2010 graduate of Gallatin College MSU. In addition to his work as a flight instructor, Holliday is also the flight safety manager for Summit Aviation, a flight school based at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.

To select the award winners, AOPA invited those who have taken flight training in the past two years to complete a poll and submit nominations for one flight instructor and one flight school. Holliday and the other winners were recognized at a training summit held in Fort Worth, Texas, earlier this month.

Gallatin College MSU offers an associate’s degree in aviation, among other degrees. Students completing the degree have all the credentials required to pursue a career as a professional pilot.

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