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Name: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Institute of Aviation


Historical Note:

Established as the Institute of Aeronautics in 1945,1 the Institute of Aviation is responsible for fostering and correlating education and research activities related to aviation in all parts of the University.2 The Director administers the Institute and the University Airport.3 Opened in 1945, the University-Willard Airport provides commercial service, research and education facilities and private service.4

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 43rd Report, February 24, 1945, p. 376-80.

2. University of Illinois Statutes, June, 1958, p. 28.

3. University of Illinois Statutes, June, 1958, p. 28.

4. Board of Trustees Transactions, 43rd Report, February 24, 1945, p. 376-80.






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