Parkland College Students Earn Spring 2020 Flight Credentials
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Parkland College Students Earn Spring 2020 Flight Credentials

Parkland students earn spring 2020 flight credentials

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.

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