How to Get Prospective Aviation Students to SIU? October 27, 2013 admin Leave a comment Why fly them there on an American Airlines MD-80 piloted by an SIU grad, of course! American Airlines MD-80 Captained by SIU alum Jay Rud. '83 at the Southern Illinois Airport. CLICK for the story from the DE. Share this:TwitterRedditPocketPrintLinkedInPinterestTumblr Related Post navigation Previous PostIt’s a BIG Freshman Class this Semester at SIU.Next PostOne Way to Promote SIU!