Hesston College Aviation student, Gracie Hochstetler (Leesburg, Ind.), goes through pre-flight checks on one of the college’s planes. Hesston College Aviation recently entered into a partnership with passenger airline company SkyWest Airlines that will give Hesston graduates connections and a more streamlined and efficient pathway to transition into a flying career.

Aviation program finalizes first industry partnership

In an effort to provide a variety of continuing education and career opportunities to students, Hesston College Aviation recently established a partnership with SkyWest Airlines, a passenger airline company that operates in partnership with Delta Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. As an official SkyWest Airlines Partner School, students from Hesston’s aviation program […]

Mike Baker

Hesston College Aviation prepares to welcome new program director

Hesston College Vice President of Academics, Brent Yoder, has announced Mike Baker, Andover, Kan., as the new director of aviation. His first day will be July 9. Baker comes to Hesston from the U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – Wichita Flight Standards District Office (US DOT/FAA – FSDO) where he has served as […]

Alex Hunter, Aviation - Air Traffic Control

Air traffic control with a side of ham radio: A recipe for success

Someday in the not too distant future, Alex Hunter ’18 plans to be sitting in a radar control room, directing airplane traffic between its starting point and ending destination. Before Hunter had even earned his Hesston College degree in Aviation – Air Traffic Control (ATC) on May 13, he’d already moved part way through the […]

Jordan Stoltzfus, Hesston College sophomore aviation student

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 program director Dan Miller (right) and flight instructor Travis Pickerill (center) get maintenance tips about the college’s new Redbird MCX C182 G1000 GFC700 flight simulator.

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 […]

Adam Heisey, a freshman in Hesston College’s aviation program, earned his private pilot license Feb. 26.

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 […]