Faculty and Staff

Information Technology


WilliamFeenstra
Office: Sim Lab
Phone: (269) 964-8790
Fax: (269) 964-4514
feenstra@wmich.edu

William Feenstra

Manager of IT and Simulation Technology


JacobZoch
Office: 1044 AMB
Phone: (269) 964-7318
Fax: (269) 964-4514
jake.zoch@wmich.edu

Jacob Zoch

IT/Simulator Technician

Jacob started his aviation career at age 16 with his first solo flight in a Cessna 150. After high school he went to Western Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Applied Science, majoring in Aviation Technology and Operations, with a Minor in Management. He earned his A and P license in Jan. 1998 and worked as an intern for WMU’s aircraft maintenance department, while finishing his last semester of college. After graduating college he worked for Basler Turbo Conversions in Oshkosh WI. There he started as a Sheet metal technician and ended as a FAA/PMA inspector. In October of 1999 Jacob was hired as a full time Mechanic for Western Michigan University, at a temporary satellite facility located on Romeo State Airport in Romeo, MI. Later he returned to the Battle Creek facility and From Jan 2004 to June 2008 Jacob was a lead aircraft mechanic. Currently he is the Assistant Inspector. Jacob holds an A and P with Inspection Authorization (IA), and a Private Pilot Single Engine Land. Other certified training Includes; Cirrus Composite repair, Cirrus University, Avidyne Integra, S-Tec, L-3/Skywatch, Laversab 6300, Duncan Aviation 91.411/914.13 training. He is also a repairmen/inspector for WMU’s Part 145 repair station for avionics recertification, FAR part 91.411 and 91.413. Other Honors and Activities include Guest Speaker Great Lakes Aviation Conference 2003 and 2004, Adjunct professor WMU Winter 2008 and 2009.


College of Aviation
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5314 USA
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