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Area Students Earn Institute of Aviation Flight Credentials
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (June 11, 2014) — John Fuller of Evanston flew solo for the first time in a Piper Archer this spring semester at the Institute of Aviation at the University of Illinois.
The Institute of Aviation has educated more than 13,000 pilots since 1945. Many graduates are employed in the aviation industry around the world.
Parkland College in Champaign will assume ownership of the Institute, starting fall semester 2014. Under a three-year agreement with the university, Parkland is leasing the university's aircraft and facilities at Willard Airport in Savoy to continue flight training.
The Parkland College Institute of Aviation at the University of Illinois will allow students to earn a two-year associate's degree in aviation as well as pilot certificates and ratings, including multi-engine and flight instructor.
Parkland College is a fully accredited public community college serving the needs of District 505, Illinois' third largest community college district. Offering 120+ degree and certificate options for career placement or academic transfer, Parkland has provided vocational/technical skills training and traditional academic instruction to more than 270,000 people since 1967. The mission of Parkland College is to engage the community in learning.