Parkland College Students Earn Fall Flight Credentials
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Parkland College Students Earn Fall Flight Credentials

Aviation Students Earn Fall 2021 Credentials

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
Eduardo Acosta, Alsip
Beau Atchison, Sullivan
Andrew Green, Arcola
Aiden Tilstra, Onarga
Daniel Crowe, Princeton
Cameron Baker, Savoy
Micah Hortega, Ottawa
Jacob Dunklau, White Heath
Victor Strong, Fairbury
Hunter Austin, Gerlaw
Mya Cobb, Mattoon
Matthew Zinchuk, Champaign
Peter Gallagher, Chicago
Rohit Khanal, Chicago
Elliott Clark, Chicago
August Stauffer, Urbana
Brody Doyle, Evergreen Park

Earned the Private Pilot Airplane Single-Engine Land (ASEL) Certificate
Benjamen Barker, Rantoul
Chris Murphy, Chicago
Mutawakkil Farrakhan, Chicago
Nathan Smith, Mahomet

Earned the Instrument Airplane Rating
Arthur King, Tolono
George Wilson, Champaign
Canyon Richardson, Durand
Carson Cuevas, Peoria
Kaden Clark, Mount Zion
Tyler Thomas, Chicago

Earned the Commercial Pilot ASEL Certificate
Paolo Kinsella, Bement
Patrick Kehias, Bloomington
Zach Chalk, Mahomet
Tallon Myers, Clinton

Earned the Flight Instructor ASE Certificate
Aubrey Glennon, Bement
Armando Collazo Garcia, Champaign
Logan Dirr, Bloomington

Earned the Flight Instructor-Instrument Airplane
Ian Kunz, White Heath
Lucas Charles, Sidney

Earned the Commercial Pilot Multi Engine Land Certificate
Landon Tate, East Peoria
Ian Kunz, White Heath

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: Mya Cobb, Patrick Kehias, George Wilson]
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