Why fly at parkland college?


Parkland College’s Institute of Aviation is a restricted ATP-approved school. That’s big. It means that the FAA authorizes us to certify graduates with fewer than 1,500 hours of flight time to obtain a restricted privileges ATP certificate. That certificate lets you serve as a co-pilot until you obtain the necessary 1,500 hours. And as an aviation student, you’ll also benefit from the rigor and quality of a Part 141 FAA-approved program. 

Students must complete the Associate of Science in Aviation as well as a minimum of 30 qualifying training hours, which will include additional courses outside of the degree requirements, to qualify. If you meet all the requirements you will receive the restricted ATP.

Need even more reasons? Parkland College primes you for success at a fraction of the cost of a four-year school. With small class sizes, you’re not just a number—you get one-on-one attention. Highly qualified instructors bring professional expertise and innovative teaching to the classroom.

Okay, just one more: Our proximity to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers the opportunity to transfer into some of the world’s best academic programs as well as other aviation opportunities with Lewis University, Western Michigan University, and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

What are you waiting for? Read on.

Better yet, apply!