Parkland College Students Earn Flight Credentials
Twenty credentials earned during summer term
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]