Aeronautics Commission Honors WMU Dean, Individual Dedicated to Preserving Airstrips

(Pictured above from left – MAC Chair Russ Kavalhuna, Brad Frederick, Commissioner Pete Kamarainen, and MDOT Aeronautics Commission Director Michael Trout. © 2017 MDOT Photography Unit) At its meeting recently in Escanaba, the Michigan Aeronautics Commission (MAC) presented its Award of Excellence to Capt. Dave Powell and to Brad Frederick/Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF). Capt. Dave Powell […]

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Western Michigan University Orders Additional Seminoles During EAA AirVenture

Piper Aircraft has announced an order for two new Piper Seminole multi-engine trainers from Western Michigan University. The order was received during EAA AirVenture. “Western Michigan University College of Aviation is delighted to continue to expand our multi-engine training fleet with the addition of two new Piper Seminoles,” said College of Aviation Dean Dave Powell.  […]

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Michigan Governor Makes Initial Appointments to UAS Task Force

Governor Rick Snyder announced the initial appointments to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force. Housed within the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the 27-member task force will develop statewide policy recommendations on the operation, use, and regulation of unmanned aircraft systems in this state. Individuals were nominated by their respective associations/departments for consideration by the […]

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Duncan Aviation Line Service Teams Complete Gulfstream and FlightSafety International Training

Duncan Aviation line service team members from Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Lincoln, Nebraska, recently completed specialized training from Gulfstream and FlightSafety International.  The training they received included Gulfstream aircraft parking, fueling, towing and mooring, water servicing, lavatory servicing, window cleaning, and snow and ice removal for the Gulfstream G150, G200, G280, G450, G550, […]

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MAC Honors Northern Michigan Airport Director, Airshow Committee, Marine Colonel/Astronaut

At its meeting in Gaylord, the Michigan Aeronautics Commission (MAC) presented its Award of Excellence to Matt Barresi, to the “Wings Over Northern Michigan” Gaylord airshow committee, and to retired Col. Jack R. Lousma. Matt Barresi is the Gaylord Regional Airport director, located in Otsego County. Barresi was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the […]

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Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority Is Ready to Fly

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority (GFIAA) is officially operating. The Authority transition was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today, with support from Kent County Commissioners and government officials. For 60 years, Kent County owned and operated the Airport, through its Department of Aeronautics, with major policy matters decided by the Kent […]

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Jobs Rally Showcases Aviation Impact in Michigan

U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) joined the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and industry leaders recently at a rally celebrating general aviation’s significant economic impact in Michigan. Leaders from Avfuel Corporation, Duncan Aviation, L-3 Communications, and Williams International made remarks at the rally, held at Duncan Aviation’s Battle Creek facility. The event was GAMA’s 15th […]

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