Kishwaukee College to offer aviation programs at Aurora Airport

By on August 16, 2011

SUGAR GROVE—The Kishwaukee College Aviation Flight Program is collaborating with Waubonsee Community College’s Aviation Program to offer classes at the Aurora Municipal Airport. The classes will be available in the fall 2011 semester.

The program helps local aviation education programs address an increasingly urgent need within the field: a shortage of pilots. The aviation industry estimates that nearly 5,600 pilots will be needed over each of the next 20 years in this country alone.

The Kishwaukee College program offers ground school classes on the school’s Malta campus and flight training at several nearby airports, including DeKalb’s Taylor Municipal Airport. The addition of Aurora Municipal Airport to the program increases student options.

Aurora Airport offers several opportunities for pilots-in-training in both schools’ aviation programs: face-to-face ground school classes, state-of-the-art flight simulators and multi-faceted training platforms allowing students to have a broader selection of style and cost of available pilot training programs.

For students who begin their aviation education at Kishwaukee or Waubonsee with plans to explore other careers in aviation—air traffic controller or airport management—the degrees are fully transferable to Lewis University, Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and Embry-Riddle.

Call Steve Durin at Kishwaukee College at (815) 825-2086, ext. 2850 or e-mail For information about the Waubonsee Aviation Pilot Associate of Science degree, contact Dr. Paul Hummel at (630) 466-2319.