WMU Aviation

6:15 am
Mon December 15, 2014

WMU Aviation Considers Launching Program in Florida

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Dean of college says site could be used for international private pilot training program
Western Michigan University's College of Aviation is exploring the possibility of starting a program in Florida. Officials have eyed a vacant waterfront building in Punta Gorda, Fla., that once housed a private college. It's less than five miles from the Punta Gorda Airport south of Tampa on Gasparilla Sound, an arm of the Gulf of Mexico, where flying weather is typically better than that in Michigan.
7:45 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

Pilot killed in Southeast Michigan plane crash identified as former WMU student

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Western officials say Troy Brothers had recently enrolled in U.S. Naval Academy
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
WATERFORD, MI -- The pilot who died in a plane crash at Oakland County International Airport on Friday was a former Western Michigan University student. Cheryl Roland, executive director of university relations at WMU, confirmed that Troy Brothers, 19, completed his freshman year in WMU's school of aviation this year.
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1:12 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

WMU gets new airline pilots as instructors

WMU and American Eagle officials announce the agreement
Credit WMU Photo

A regional airline says it will “loan back” recent Western Michigan University graduates it hires to become flight instructors at the university. Western and American Eagle Airlines announced the deal Friday.

The airline says it will begin working with some students in Western’s College of Aviation when they are sophomores. They’ll become instructors at the school on graduation while being paid by American Eagle. That will give them time to add flight hours needed for an airline pilot’s license.

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