Community Partners


Hands On Battle Creek

The College of Aviation works with the Intern program at Hands On Battle Creek to provide a young student, with an interest in aviation, the opportunity to intern in every area of Aviation at Western Michigan University. Visit their website Hands On Battle Creek for more information.


Kalamazoo Air Zoo

Founded in 1977, the Air Zoo has a rich history of honoring and celebrating air and space flight. The Air Zoo offers a highly charged, multi-sensory atmosphere that goes beyond anything you've ever seen. Voted the "Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners" and "Best Place to Spend a Day with Your Family", the Air Zoo features many amusement park-style rides, full-motion flight simulators, 4-D Missions Theater, Magic Planet, Space Ball and a Zero Gravity Experience, as well as historical exhibits and educational activities. Please visit their web-site Kalamazoo Air Zoo.

The College of Aviation and the Air Zoo work together in a variety of capacities, specifically in the ability to offer overnight aviation camps. Campers attending the multi-day event will immerse themselves into mission specific activities, allowing the exploration into all components of aviation. Days will be spent discovering the importance of crew resource management (CRM), flight planning, systems orientation, and much more. Also, campers will be provided the opportunity to fly in the College of Aviation's state of the art Cirrus SR20! More information to come!


Education for Employment

Through cooperative efforts with area school systems, Kalamazoo Valley Community College and business and industry, Education for Employment provides today's students with the skills, abilities and knowledge needed to succeed. Education for Employment creates well-marked paths students can follow to move from school to work and from school to continued education and training. The system combines quality academic classes at school with hands-on learning and training in the workplace. For more information, please visit their website Kalamazoo RESA or watch the introductory video.

College of Aviation
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5314 USA
269-964-6375 | 269-964-6473 Fax