Precision Flight, Precision Win
The Sky Broncos, Western Michigan University's Precision Flight Team, has once again walked away from the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's Championship competition with an award. The Sky Broncos took fifth place at this year's competition, held at Ohio State University. In the last 22 years, WMU has finished
First in the Nation
The Pilot Pipeline Program, announced in early April, will join American Airlines affiliate American Eagle and Western Michigan University in an effort to streamline the student to pilot transition. The WMU College of Aviation is the first collegiate program in the nation to partner with American Eagle
Mr. & Mrs. Mullett
Clare and Pat Mullett are another great Bronco couple. After graduating from WMU, Clare went to work for Uniroyal and became manager
Tackling Flight Cabin Fatigue
In an effort to support the College of Aviation NatureBright has donated sky effect lights to replace the overhead florescent lights in classrooms, and select offices, as well as the recent light bar for the student lounge. NatureBright products have recently been applied to fatigue, jet lag, and disturbances of the sleep-wake cycle
Sky Broncos Back in Flight
The Sky Broncos are back in the air. WMU's Precision Flight Team took third place in the National Intercollegiate Flying Assocation Region III Competition—which means they will compete with the best collegiate flight teams in the nation next spring. The National competition will be held in May at Ohio State University
Sailor of the Year
Greg Gaylor (BS '05, Aviation Flight Science) instructed flight for WMU's College of Aviation, but in early November, he was honored at the Annual USO "Spirit of the USO Award" Gala. EOD2 (EWS) Gregory F. Gaylor is attached to EODMU Three, Naval Base San Diego, California. EOD2 stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Western Michigan University is among 12 Universities selected by the FAA to help enhance safety in the nation's aviation sector. The Center for Excellence Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS) was established to lay the groundwork
Up in the Air
Ken Dombrowski has had just about every job in the airline industry, from fueling to flight attending, flying, and now managing a shuttle
Forty-pound flight bags are a thing of the past—thanks to the iPad. The days of pilots carrying maps and navigational materials are
It's All About Networking
Johnson Controls has a program called Blue Sky Involve—which encourages employees to reach out to non-profits or other groups with leadership development. Employees may apply once a year with an organization in mind, and the organizations selected receive $1000. Good news for the College of Aviation
Future Air Traffic Controllers
Western Michigan University is one of only 36 schools in the country—the only one in Michigan—to participate with the Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AC-CTI). The program allows Aviation majors to get a jump start on careers as Air Traffic Controllers. Four recent Alumni of the College of Aviation
Flying cars and jet packs used to be a thing of the future—well, ladies and gentlemen, the future has arrived. In 2001
Aviation Hall of Honor Inductees
The College of Aviation (COA) Hall of Honor has inducted three more aviation professional who have dedicated much of their professional lives to Western Michigan University. These three men all made a lasting impact on their careers and the aviation program at WMU
Sky Broncos on Top at Nationals
The Sky Broncos, Western Michigan University’s precision flight team, attended this year’s National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s championship competition at Kansas State University – and brought home fourth place.
Top Quality Pilots
A new agreement with ExpressJet and Delta will help WMU College of Aviation students get one step closer to achieving their career goals before they even step foot off campus.
College of Aviation to Expand
Flying Wild Alaska
Sky Broncos Take First Place!
Aviation Gets a Lift
Internationally Recognized Bronco
WMU's Partnership With Charter School—Takes Flight!
Alum Flying High!