Pilot Shortage Task Group

During the May 2018 Michigan Aeronautics Commission (MAC) meeting, the chair announced the establishment of a task group to study the pilot shortage issue, develop recommendations for action, and provide a report to the MAC that recommends what the state can do to impact and address the problem. Members of the task group are listed below.

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Dave VanderVeen, Chair
Michigan Aeronautics Commission
Russ Kavalhuna
Michigan Aeronautics Commission

Roger Salo
Michigan Aeronautics Commission

Mike Trout
MDOT – Office of Aeronautics

Bryan Budds
MDOT – Office of Aeronautics

Stephanie Ward
Mead & Hunt, Inc.

Rob Bunday
Western Michigan University College of Aviation

Andy Miller
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Faye Black
Regional Airline Association

James Fults
Michigan Talent Investment Agenc

Matt Dahline
Crosswinds Aviation/Howell High School Aviation Program

Andrea Dahline
Crosswinds Aviation/Howell High School Aviation Program

Brad Bruce
Pentastar Aviation

Robert Rufli
Pentastar Aviation

David Dunckel
Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency