Illinois Aviation AcademyKDPA
16 reviews

Illinois Aviation Academy operates out of at one the best airports in the Midwest - Dupage Airport (DPA). It's one of the few airports that has multiple runways with multiple approaches and a 24hr/day tower. It's location and proximity to Chicago O'Hare and Midway make it a convenient and economical way to avoid all overlying airspace quickly, easily, and without any unnecessary risks.

Illinois Aviation Academy offers a large selection of aircraft that are safe and reliable at an unbeatable price. In addition, it is one of the few flight schools that services all available aircraft with an 100 hour Inspection. Here, at Illinois Aviation Academy, your safety and satisfaction are our top concerns.

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• Rentals
• Headsets ($25 per flight)
• Flight instruction
• Elite AAFTD
• WiFi
• Pilot Supplies
• Pilot Lounge
• Flight Planning Room
• Laser grade testing
• Fly outs
• Social events

CFI Rate: $60.00/hr
CFI Ground Rate: $60.00/hr


Operator Procedures

Fueling Aircraft

Front desk will call the fuel truck over. Please be present when fuel is going in.

Accessing aircraft

During business hours: Dispatched from the front desk.

After business hours: By prior arrangement with chief pilot

Returning the Aircraft

During business hours: Bring hobbs book back to front desk, with hobbs and fuel remaining noted.

After business hours: Leave the book in the plane, must be chocked and with the gust lock installed, secure all windows.

Mechanical Problems at another airport

Call immediately

Caution areas where hangar rash is most likely

Park parallel to the taxiway and we’ll help you push it back into the perpendicular parking in front of the flight.

What fuel load to expect and how to change it

Plan fuel for flight, don’t just top off.

Local Airspace Considerations

Standard departure procedures

Be aware of the class bravo in all directions, going west stay below 4,000 until you get 25 miles away

Local reporting points

-The river 3.5 due west

-Covered racetrack 10 due west

-Fermi Lab 3 miles final for 2l

-Bend in the river, 4nm due NW

-Aurora ARR 10 SW

Local Airfield Operations

Taxiway/runway incursion hotspots

Taxi E crosses whiskey / will go to 10

Taxiing to the runways

Taxi to the edge of the hanger before calling ready for taxi.

Tell tower you're taxiing to/from "Illinois Aviation Academy"

Local Flight Planning Tips

Local Hazards

Everyone is below 4,000 ft so maintain extra vigilance for traffic

How to easily identify boundaries of overlying or nearby airspace

Safe to climb once past Dakalb

Best airports to visit in the area

Rochelle Schaumburg Janesville (Ask for the golf club will send a cart) Madison Milwaukee

Best sights to see nearby from the air

Chicago Skyline

Nearby stadiums

Wrigley field United Center Soldier field US Cellular

March 26, 2014, 5:24 p.m.

Illinois Aviation Academy is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from 16 reviews.
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Operator Info

West Chicago, IL 60185
Illinois Aviation Academy
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