Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Advisory Committee

Purpose:  To promote and support the ongoing development and expansion of UAS in Michigan, while enhancing awareness to ensure public safety.

In 2017, the Michigan Aeronautics Commission chair, along with unanimous support from fellow commissioners, directed the establishment of a UAS Advisory Committee. The committee is chaired by Commissioner Rick Fiddler.

Committee Members

Rick Fiddler, Chair
Michigan Aeronautics Commission, Grand Rapids

Justin Haggerty
International Drone Racing Association Inc., Belleville

Bryan Budds
MDOT Office of Aeronautics, Lansing

John Hill
MDARD, Traverse City

Craig Amey
Anderson, Eckstein and Westrick Inc., Shelby Township

Katie Jones
Allstate Insurance Company, Farmington Hills

Alex Bloye
Northwestern Michigan College - Aviaion, Traverse City

Kevin Klein
Northwestern Regional Airport Commission - Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City

Jim Santilli
Transportation Improvement Association, Troy

Aaron Cook
Pentastar Aviation, Waterford