Michigan Aeronautics Commission

The Michigan Aeronautics Commission is responsible for the general supervision of all aeronautics within the state. It is empowered by state law to make rules and regulations governing all airports, flight schools, and other aeronautical activities. Appointments to the commission are made by the Governor and are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.


In addition to five members appointed to four-year terms, the commission consists of four statutory members who include the directors of the Departments of Transportation, Natural Resources, State Police, and Military and Veterans Affairs. Additionally, the Department of Transportation's Executive Administrator for the Office of Aeronautics is designated director of the commission.The appointments of this commission are subject to the advise and consent of the Senate.
Michigan Aeronautics Commission homepage and meeting information


Public Act 327 of 1945, MCLA 259.26


Contact Information

Alicia Morrison
Executive Assistant
Michigan Aeronautics Commission
Phone: (517) 335-9568
Fax: (517) 321-6522



Roger Salo, Plymouth
Term ends 5/27/20


Rick Fiddler, Ada
Term ends 5/27/20


Russell Alan Kavalhuna, Grand Rapids
Term ends 5/27/21


Kelly Burris, Pleasant Ridge
Term ends 5/27/23


Brian Smith, Grand Ledge
Term ends 5/27/23

Brigadier General Len Isabelle
Representing Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnais of DMVA


Capt. Mike Caldwell
Representing Col. Kriste Etue of MSP


Kevin Jacobs
Representing Keith Creagh of DNR


Laura Mester
Representing Kirk Steudle of MDOT


Mike Trout
Director of Michigan Aeronautics Commission