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.
Contact Information
Judy Baker
Executive Assistant
Michigan Aeronautics Commission
Phone: (517) 335-9568
Fax: (517) 321-6522
Email: bakerj@michigan.gov


J. David VanderVeen, Clarkston
Term ends 5/27/19
Peter Kamarainen, Grand Ledge
Term ends 5/27/19
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

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