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Missionary Magic – Tommy Pagawak’s Path from New Guinea to WMU

Posted by Tom Thinnes on

International student, Tommy Pagawak, found his way to Western Michigan University through a chance encounter. Always passionate about aviation, Pagawak's knew nothing about WMU until he ran into a Western Michigan University College of Aviation alumni. This happenstance experience would change Pagawak's life journey, propelling him all the way from Papua, New Guinea to Kalamazoo, MI.

Friday Feature: Chris Desmond

Posted by Reina Cooke on

Chris Desmond has always known he wanted to be a pilot but was never interested in the airline route.

C.F.I-Q: Building Flight Hours Intelligently

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The aviation industry is on fire.  Hiring for positions at airlines and corporate flight departments continue to happen at a fevered pitch.  For those who have done their research, the path to the

Friday Feature: Ismail Abuzir

Posted by Matthew Bila on

This week's Friday Feature is Ismail Abuzir, a current senior in the Aviation Flight Science program! Ismail grew up in Lockport Illinois, a small suburb of Chicago. After starting at a university in Illinois, he transferred to WMU to complete his college education and flight training. He is now finishing up his final semester and is working as a flight instructor for WMU.