About the Institute

The University of Illinois Institute of Aviation is now a part of Parkland Community College. Founded in 1946, it is located at the university-owned and operated Willard Airport in Savoy, Illinois. The Institute was the first aviation school in the United States to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct all tests leading to the issuance of civilian pilot certificates.  We are proud to be a part of Parkland College and look forward to continuing our tradition of excellence in flight training.