Facilities & Fleet

You’ll find the Institute of Aviation located at Champaign’s Willard Airport—about 8 miles from Parkland College’s main campus. The airport is a class C airspace with radar approach control, and our facility houses classrooms, student offices, various flight simulators, and air fleet.


  • 12 single-engine Piper Archers (6 with 500 TXI Garmin Glass)
  • 4 Piper Arrows
  • 2 multi-engine Piper Seminoles
  • 2 Cessna 152s
  • Coming Soon - Decathlon Extreme


An integral component of the training experience, our flight simulators replicate the internal and external conditions you’ll experience in the air, including normal, abnormal, and emergency procedures.

  • Frasca Warrior with 180-degree visual & control loading
  • Frasca Archer AATD with Garmin G500 PFD with Garmin GTN 750 MFD
  • Frasca RTD Archer with Analog and G1000 NXi
  • Frasca RTD Seminole with Analog
  • Frasca 141 trainer
  • Frasca 142 multiengine trainer