Tom McLaughlin

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Thomas J McLaughlin (Tom)
Chief Instructor and Director of Flight Operations
(269) 964-9291
(269) 207-6879
(269) 964-4676
Mailing address: 
College of Aviation
Western Michigan University
237 Helmer Road N
Battle Creek MI 49037-7917 USA
  • M.A., Western Michigan University
  • B.S., Western Michigan University

Tom McLaughlin graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Sciences. Tom continued his education whilst employed with WMU and earned a Master of Arts degree in Career and Technical Education. He started his aviation career in the US Navy as a Crew Chief/Rescue Swimmer aboard Sikorsky H-3s. The primary flight mission included performing mountain and sea rescues. Tom has served WMU in a variety of capacities including Flight Instructor, Program Coordinator, International Flight Instructor, Program Manager and his present position of Chief Instructor and Director of Flight Operations.