Soaring Accomplishment: Senior Evan Illg Takes Flight

“A mile of highway  will take you a mile.  A mile of runway will  take you anywhere.”

For Senior Evan Illg, this quote contains words to live by. With a passion for aviation and the calm demeanor and courage to fly, Evan has begun the process of completing flight school to acquire his pilot license as a senior in high school.

Ever since he can remember, he has wanted to fly. As a little kid, Evan looked up to his father and uncle who are both pilots. Evan’s father, David Illg, is a private pilot and primarily flies a seaplane which seats just a few passengers and has the capability to land on water. Evan’s uncle, Walter Illg, is a retired cargo pilot who flew for DHL for several years.



To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.


Plaquemines Gazette

7962 Hwy 23
P.O. Box 700
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
Phone: 504-392-1619
Fax: 504-392-7526