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Parkland College Students Earn Summer Flight Credentials

Aviation Students Earn Summer 2021 Credentials

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The following students earned flight credentials from the Institute of Aviation at Parkland College during the college's summer semester.

Soloed for the First Time in a Piper Archer
Nicholas Anderson, Winthrop Harbor
Nathan Smith, Mahomet
Remy Smith, Rantoul

Earned the Private Pilot Airplane Single-Engine Land (ASEL) Certificate
Dawson Kostenski, Decatur
Emily Plauck, DeKalb
Coalton Camden, Mt. Zion
Abel Verbeek, Crete
Evan Blakey, Findlay

Earned the Instrument Airplane Rating
Parker Allen, Galesburg
Zeth McCloud, Saint Joseph
Maximus Torres, Park Ridge
Robert Knight, Champaign
Benjamin Williams, Downs
Amara Rahman, Springfield

Earned the Commercial Pilot ASEL Certificate
John "Hans" Dee, Champaign
Andrew Laub, Oregon
Peter Herrmann, Rockford

Earned the Flight Instructor ASE Certificate
Lucas Charles, Sidney

Earned the Flight Instructor-Instrument Airplane
Dongjin Shin, Champaign
John Kolis, Springfield
Daniel Wyckoff, Buckley


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. The 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.

[photos from top: Remy Smith, Parker Allen, Amara Rahman]

Aviation Students Earn Fall 2020 Flight Credentials

Institution of Aviation students earn credentials for fall semester

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The following students earned flight credentials from the Institute of Aviation at Parkland College during the college's fall 2020 semester.

Soloed for the First Time in a Piper Archer
Benjamin Barker, Rantoul
Jacob Beuttel, Decatur
James Boyd, Tuscola
Coalton Camden, Mt. Zion
Rylee Defebaugh, Clinton
Charles Evans, Chicago
Arthur King III, Tolono
Dawson Kostenski, Decatur
Zachary Megginson, Springfield
Christopher Murphy, Chicago
Juan Portillo, Champaign
Abel Verbeek, Crete
George Wilson, Urbana

Earned the Private Pilot Airplane Single-Engine Land (ASEL) Certificate
Adrian Bituin, Rantoul
Zeth McCloud, St. Joseph
Albert Mowatt, Oakwood
Anna Nielsen, Mahomet
Logan Threlkeld, Benton
 
Earned the Commercial Instrument Rating ASEL Certificate
Daniel Filips, Gurnee
Paolo Kinsella, Bement
Tallon Myers, Clinton
Julia Williams, Northbrook
Nicholas Wolff, Mattoon

Earned the Commercial Pilot ASEL Certificate
Leonardo Andrade, Champaign
Timothy Arp, Decatur
Lucas Charles, Sidney
John Kolis, Springfield
Ian Kunz, White Heath
Daniel Wyckoff, Buckley

Earned the Instructor-Instrument ASEL Certificate
Jake Fredericks, Danville

Earned the Commercial Pilot Multi Engine Land Certificate
Jeffrey Stimson, Park Ridge

The Fall 2020 students are the last to achieve certifications under the leadership of Chief Pilot Don Talleur before his retirement, effective at the end of 2020.

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. The 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.

Parkland College Students Earn Spring 2020 Flight Credentials

Parkland students earn spring 2020 flight credentials

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After a temporarily halt at the mid-point of their spring semester training due to the pandemic shutdown, the following students returned on June 1 to earn their flight credentials from the Institute of Aviation at Parkland College during the college's spring (and into summer) semester. 

Soloed for the First Time in a Piper Archer
Anna Nielsen, Mahomet
Stephen Harkness, Platteville WI
London Rouley, Elliott
Adrian Bituin, Rantoul
Conner Dircks, Bartonville
Zeth McCloud, Sidney
Ryan Hauge, Bartlett
Canyon Richardson, Durand

Earned the Private Pilot Airplane Single-Engine Land (ASEL) Certificate
Bongkyun Park, South Korea (completed January 31)
Maxwell Moews, Bloomington (completed February 7)
Patrick Kehias, Bloomington
Taylor Watts, Champaign
Zachary Chalk, Mahomet
Andrew Perry, Effingham
 
Earned the Commercial Instrument Rating ASEL Certificate
Aubrey Glennon, Bement
Evan Burge, Mahomet
Andrew Laub, Oregon
Logan Dirr, Bloomington
Amina Jackson, Chicago
Cody Pankau, Tuscola
Landon Tate, East Peoria
David Ghantous, Bloomington
Alexander Ashworth, Downs
John Dee, Champaign

Earned the Commercial Pilot ASEL Certificate
Andrew Greene, Champaign

Earned Certified Flight Instructor License
Maxwell Neville, Geneva (completed March 13)
Heather Czech, Champaign
Jeffrey Stimson, Park Ridge
Louis Farrakhan, Crete

Earned the Instructor-Instrument ASEL Certificate
Louis Farrakhan, Crete

Earned the Commercial Pilot Multi Engine Land Certificate
Bryson Chancellor, Tolono
Andrew Greene, Champaign (completed in July)
Cullen Brucker, Melvin

Photos of the flight students who earned awards are available on the institute's Facebook page. [Pictured: Amina Jackson (main image), Zachary Chalk, Louis Farrakhan, and Heather Czech]

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. The 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.

Parkland College Students Earn Fall Flight Credentials

The fall 2019 Institute of Aviation students earn their credentials

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The following students earned flight credentials from the Institute of Aviation at Parkland College during the college's fall semester.

Soloed for the First Time in a Piper Archer
Patrick Florey, Lombard
Patrick Kehias, Bloomington
Albert Mowatt, Ogden
Andrew Perry, Effingham
Logan Threlkeld, Benton
Josh Kerner, El Paso
Taylor Watts, Champaign
James Sharpe, Champaign
Zach Chalk, Mahomet
Joseph Burris, Pekin
Ben Clifton, White Heath
Braden Harris, Watson

Earned the Private Pilot Airplane Single-Engine Land (ASEL) Certificate
Samuel Arend, Urbana
Paolo Kinsella, Bement
Tallon Myers, Clinton
Damilola Iseyemi, Dolton
Myles Spence, Champaign
Ben Williams, Downs
Patrick Florey, Lombard
Clayton Pforr, Humboldt
Lukas Wright, Fairmount
 
Earned the Commercial Instrument Rating ASEL Certificate
John Kolis, Springfield
Adam Cafin, Champaign
Daniel Wyckoff, Buckley
Jiayang Tan, China
Leonardo Andrade, Champaign
Timothy Arp, Decatur
Peter Herrmann, Rockford
Ian Kunz, White Heath

Earned Certified Flight Instructor License
Dongjin Shin, Champaign
Cullen Brucker, Melvin
Bryson Chancellor, Tolono

Earned the Instructor-Instrument ASEL Certificate
Andrew Frey, Champaign
Bryson Chancellor, Tolono
Cullen Brucker, Melvin

Earned the Commercial Pilot Multi Engine Land Certificate
Colin Rudicil, Mahomet
Maxwell Neville, Geneva

Photos of the flight students who earned awards are available on the institute's Facebook page.

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. The 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.

Parkland College Students Earn Flight Credentials

Twenty credentials earned during summer term

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The following students earned flight credentials from the Institute of Aviation at Parkland College during the college's summer 2019 session.

Soloed for the First Time in a Piper Archer
Myles Spence, Champaign
Benjamin Williams, Downs
 
Earned a Private Pilot Airplane Single-Engine Land Certificate
Alexander Ashworth, Downs
Evan Burge, Mahomet
Ryan Coulson, Mahomet
David Ghantous, Bloomington
Aubrey Glennon, Bement
Andrew Laub, Oregon
Jacek Madrawski, Champaign
Julia Williams, Northbrook
Nicholas Wolff, Effingham
 
Earned the Commercial Pilot Airplane Single-Engine Rating
Cullen Brucker, Melvin
Bryson Chancellor, Tolono
Dylan Clare, East Hampton
Heather Czech, Champaign
Louis Farrakhan, Crete
Colin Rudicil, Champaign
 
Earned the Instructor-Instrument ASEL Certificate
Brook Van Gundy, Arcola

Earned the Commercial Pilot Multi Engine Land Certificate
Theoplus Coleman, Champaign
Spencer Mohr, Campton Hills
 
Photos of the flight students who earned awards are available on the institute's Facebook page.

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. 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.

 

[Image: Aubrey Glennon]

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