• Brother Martin Senior Evan Illg took his first solo flight in Phase 5 of a 10-phase course. Evan is projected to finish up his flight school before Mardi Gras and will be granted his pilot license.
  • Evan Illg

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.



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