Office: 1510 AEC Nilsson
Phone: (269) 964-4964
Fax: (269) 964-4674
Standards and Quality Instructor
Mike joined WMU in 1999 with the International Pilot Training Center as a Jet Orientation Course (JOC), 737 simulator and course instructor. Since that time he is instructing in the COA’s Jet Equivalence Training program (JET). He is involved with curriculum development, supporting and instructing AVS courses, JTAO, NIFA and special interest groups. Prior to joining WMU, from 1967-1971 Mike served in the Air Force based in Maine and Alaska where he received his Private and Commercial ratings. 1971-1972 he continued his aviation education in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 1973-1976 Mike flew as a captain and first officer based in Florida with a commuter airline, flying Cessna 402 and DC-3 aircraft. From 1976-1978 Mike flew charter flights based in Cleveland, Ohio aircraft flown included, DC-3, Hansa Jet, and Cessna Citation. From 1978-1998 Mike flew Hawker Siddeley and Lear Jets domestic and international as a captain for a major corporation. As senior base pilot, responsibilities included oversight of daily aircraft operation and personnel. From 1998 to 1999 he was an instructor and a Training Center Evaluator (TCE), in the Lear Jet program under part 142 for a major training center, based in Dallas, Texas. Over his 37 year career Mike has logged over 11,700 industry flight hours. His qualifications include an ATP, ASEL, AMEL and Lear Jet type rating, as well as CFI/CFII/MEI instructor certificates. He has also been certified by the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority under JAR-FCL as a MCCI (Multi Crew Co-operation Course Instructor).
Office: 1510 AEC
Phone: (269) 964-5680
Fax: (269) 964-4674
Dennis joined the College of Aviation in 2000 as a Jet Orientation Course academic and synthetic flight instructor. To serve in this position, he was certified by the U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority as a multi crew co-operation course instructor. Currently, Dennis instructs in the college’s Jet Equivalency Training program and provides labs for a variety of other AVS courses. Prior to joining the college’s staff, Dennis served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force until he retired in 2000 with the rankof Lieutenant Colonel. During his time in the Air Force, Dennis flew the C-141 and achieved qualification as an instructor aircraft commander. His assignments included two tours of duty at the Air Force’s C-141 formal training center where he was able to provided classroom, simulator, and flight instruction. Dennis’ students included ab initio students transitioning to the C-141, as well as students upgrading to aircraft commander and flight instructor. In addition, to his Bachelor’s degree from thePacfic Lutheran University, Dennis was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Management from Webster University.