The path to becoming an airline pilot is a long and intense journey but MSU Mankato students may have a fast track into the cockpit.
 
Delta Air Lines is launching an accelerated pilot training program called 'Propel' and MSU Mankato is one of 8 colleges participating.  Students can apply and if they meet certain stringent criteria, they will end up with a job offer.
 
Emily Coaker, a pilot for Delta Air Lines, said, "We've realized that in the next decade, Delta needs to hire approximately 8,000 pilots to staff the thousands of daily flights we have across the world.  That's just due to the mandatory retirement age of our current pilot workforce." 
 
Over 150 students attended the hour-long presentation at the Centennial Student Union.