About Us

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Central Illinois Aviation offers flight training, aircraft rental and pilot services to the Champaign Urbana area and surrounding communities.   We are committed to providing a safe and personal aviation experience to our customers.  Based at Frasca Field (C16) in Urbana Il, we are able to give our customers the highest quality training without the distractions and delays of a busy airport.

Our instructors are fully certified and maintain the highest levels of professionalism and safety.  We are able to adapt our training and course curriculums to meet your learning style and help you reach your goals.

We look forward to serving you.



Nick Zink

Nick Zink, CIANick is our full time flight instructor and owner of Central Illinois Aviation.  He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with bachelor’s degrees in Aviation Flight Science and Aviation Business Administration.  He holds a Commercial Pilot certificate for single engine land, multi-engine land and he is a Gold Seal CFI and CFI-I.  He has been flying for over 10 years and actively instructing for 6 years with over 2,600 hours of instruction.