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Aviation Students Earn Flight Credentials

Institute of Aviation at Parkland College announces new solo flyers, certificates, ratings

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The following students earned flight credentials from the Institute of Aviation at Parkland College during the institute's summer session.

Flew solo for the first time in a Piper Archer (Private Pilot I):
Institute of Aviation at Parkland College
Louis Farrakhan, Crete
Jianwei Huo, Urbana
Theoplus Coleman, Urbana
Yi-Lin Chiu, Urbana

Earned a private pilot single-engine land certificate (Private Pilot II):
Dylan Clare, Savoy
Jacob Walwer, Watseka
Mickael Ashworth, Bloomington
Michael Bailey, LeRoy
Kyle Schum, Mahomet

Earned an instrument rating certificate (Commercial Instrument II):
Justin Jacobson, Downers Grove
Moises Diaz II, Schiller Park
Ivan Guan, Chicago
Parkland College assumed ownership of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Institute of Aviation in fall 2014, leasing its aircraft and facilities at Willard Airport in Savoy to continue flight training under a three-year agreement. The community college has continued the excellent instruction provided by the university's institute, which educated more than 13,000 pilots in its 70-year history. Many of its graduates are employed in the aviation industry around the world.

Along with the two-year degree in aviation, students can earn a private pilot certificate and commercial pilot ratings, including multi-engine land and flight instructor.

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