Professional Pilot Services in Springfield, Illinois and surrounding areas

McClelland Aviation Company can provide pilots to aircraft owners needing the services of a professionally trained crewmember. Our pilots are qualified in many different types of aircraft some of which are listed below. Whether it be for a day, week or month, McClelland Aviation Company can assist you with the safe operation of your aircraft. The owner tells us the departure time, destination and number of passengers. Our personnel will then do their best to complete the mission per the owners request while, at all times, operating within the Federal Aviation Regulations.

  • CAE trained Embraer Phenom – Captain qualified single pilot
  • Sim Com trained Socata TBM – Captain qualified
  • Sim Com trained Piper Meridian – Captain qualified
  • Flight Safety trained Citation 650 – Captain qualified
  • Flight Safety trained KingAir 90/200/300 – Captain qualified single pilot
  • Cirrus trained – Cirrus Standards Instructor Pilot
Forrest McClelland

Forrest McClelland, President of McClelland Aviation Company, Inc., is an honors graduate of the University of Illinois. Forrest completed his Master's Degree in Finance at Sangamon State University. As a commercially rated pilot and flight instructor, Forrest served as the Director of Flight Operations for his company's FAR 135 charter operations from 1986 through 2016. During that thirty year period, McClelland's pilots flew hundreds of thousands of miles and maintained a spotless safety record. A licensed aircraft mechanic since 1974, McClelland's aircraft management customers benefit from Forrest's unique blend of talents.

Andrew L. Hamm

Commercial Pilot Single/Multi-Engine Land
Certified Flight Instructor

A graduate from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Mr. Hamm provides training in technologically advanced aircraft and pilot services to owners in the central Illinois region. Trained by the Cirrus Aircraft Corporation, Mr. Hamm is a designated Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP). Andrew can help aircraft owners get the most out of their Cirrus Perspective systems and Garmin's G1000 avionics suite. In addition, Mr. Hamm can provide training to applicants seeking a Private, Commercial or Flight Instructor Certificate. Several Springfield area pilots have obtained their instrument ratings with Mr. Hamm's assistance.

Call us today at 217-554-9027 to schedule an appointment.