Aviation Students Earn Flight Credentials
Kate Burner
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Aviation Students Earn Flight Credentials

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

Flew Solo for the First Time in a Piper Archer
Henry Arp, Paris
Damiloa Iseyemi, Dolton
Gabriel Aaron, ChampaignInstitute of Aviation at Parkland College
Joseph Monroe, Chicago
Cullen Brucker, Melvin
Paul Hildebrandt, Bethany
Bryson Chancellor, Tolono
Trevor Dittmer, Champaign
Kelsey Engstrom, Tolono
Andrew Greene, Urbana
Evan Baker, Danville
Colin Rudicil, Mahomet
Paul Burk, Champaign
Dylan Retzolk, Tolono
Jake Renfrew, St. Joseph
Jorge Carrillo, Champaign
Stretton Beal, Mahomet

Earned a Private Pilot Single-Engine Land Certificate
Nevin Rangan, Palatine
Louis Farrakhan, Crete
Trenton Edelman, Forrest
Theoplus Coleman, Urbana
Patrick Berdan, Champaign

Earned an Instrument Rating Certificate
Jacob Walwer, Watseka

Earned a Commercial Pilot Airplane Single-Engine Rating
Brook Van Gundy, Arcola

Earned a Flight Instructor-Instrument Airplane Single-Engine Rating
Edward Tirpack, Sparta, NJ

Earned an Airplane Multi-Engine Land Rating Certificate
Connor Sheehan, Bloomington

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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