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UCM Department of Aviation

UCM Aviation

hands-on coursework cutting-edge technologies

Koko testimonial air fleet

"UCM has its own airport, an impressive fleet of airplanes and is AABI accredited"
- Miyukiko, M.S. in Aviation Safety


"Flying can be dangerous, and UCM teaches me to be at the top of my game."
- Nick, Professional Pilot major

Canaan Testimonial

"To be successful, you need the student-teacher relationships that are here at UCM."
- Chase, Professional Pilot and Aviation Management major

Aviation Advisory Board

Aviation Advisory Council

The following individuals comprise the current Aviation Advisory Board.

Steve Stockam

Manager, Joplin Regional Airport

John Ohrazda

Manager, Lees Summit Airport

Mark Van Loh

Director of Aviation, Kansas City International Airport

Paula Derks

President, Aircraft Electronics Association

Kraig LaRosh

Associate Sales Manager, Aviation OEM Sales & Marketing
Garmin International

Capt. Greg Pochapsky

Director of Safety, Trans States

Capt. Shannon Jipsen

Pilot, United Parcel Service

Paul Stinebring

Retired from Flight Operations at Emerson Electric

Scott Fera

Vice President Marketing, Flight Safety International

Kent Balzer

Pilot, Continental Airlines

Brian C. Weiler

Director, Springfield-Branson National Airport, Missouri

Fred Harms

FAA St. Louis FDSO-03

Dale Alter

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation

Randy Martin

Principal Engineer Specialist, Customer Support, Bombardier

Bill Hopper

Department Chair & Instructor, Linn State Technical College

Robert Little
Database Test Engineer - Visual Simulation, Flight Safety International


Michelle Teel, P.E.

Multi-Modal Operations, Missouri Department of Transportation

Robert Ramey
Manager, Continued Operational Safety Program, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation

Brian Diehl
First Officer, Delta Airlines