A dramatic landing gives student pilot a unique perspective

January 19, 2015, is a day that will forever live in the mind of Jordan Stoltzfus, a sophomore aviation student at Hesston College. On that day, Stoltzfus survived total engine failure of an airplane, followed by an emergency landing, and lived to tell about it–an experience that not many pilots, seasoned veterans or otherwise, would […]

Hesston College announces new position for Aviation

Hesston College Vice President of Academics Sandra Zerger announced the appointment of Richard Binkley to the new position of Aviation Operations Manager. Binkley will serve the college’s aviation department through financial planning and management, fleet management, curriculum oversight and classroom and flight instruction. He began his role February 11. “We added this new role in […]

Hesston College Aviation receives full-motion simulator

Hesston College Aviation and Air Traffic Control students will fly high while planted firmly on the ground when they return from Christmas break in January. As part of the college’s Delivering the Promise capital campaign, Hesston College received a generous anonymous gift which helped to fund a Redbird MCX C182 G1000 GFC700 flight simulator. The […]

Student pilot Adam Heisey earns private pilot certificate

The Hesston (Kan.) College Aviation Department announces that Adam Heisey of Elizabethtown, Pa., is the latest student pilot to earn his private pilot license on Feb. 26. Heisey is a freshman in Hesston’s aviation program. He is the son of Duane and Darlene Heisey of Elizabethtown. With his latest accomplishment, Heisey will begin work on […]

Hesston College welcomes new faculty and staff

Hesston College announces the following faculty and staff appointments for the 2010-11 school year. New faculty appointments include: Jason Barrett-Fox, English and writing. He earned a bachelor’s in English from Bethel College (North Newton, Kan.), a master’s in American studies, a graduate certificate for women, gender and sexuality studies and is pursuing a Ph.D. in […]

Photo release: Larks take flight

Hesston College flight instructors and onlookers watch approaching planes during the Aviation department’s annual Larks Flight Rally April 16 at the Newton City/County Airport. Aviation students and alumni competed in a flour bag drop competition and a landing competition. The day started with a presentation by Loren Groff, a 1991 Hesston College graduate and former […]

Aviation alumni encourage students to pursue service and relationships

by Rachel Schlegel Two Hesston College Aviation alumni were the featured speakers for the department’s annual Aviation as Mission event March 25. The evening was an opportunity for Hesston College aviation students, alumni, prospective students and faculty and staff to connect. Mark Miller and Tyson Teeter, both of Hesston, shared their stories and insights on […]