Department of Aviation

Developing Aviation Professionals

College of Professions
Chan Shun Hall
4185 E. Campus Circle Dr.
(269) 471-3632

The aviation department operates a fleet of single-engine Piper Archers, and a twin engine Piper Seminole for flight training courses. All aircraft are professionally maintained by the departments' FAA-certified mechanics. Andrews University's airfield is located 1-1/2 miles from campus, students are responsible for their own transportation to/from the airfield.

Students wishing to enter a non-flying aviation career, may limit their specialization to Aviation Maintenance.

Scholarship Info:

Flight Fee Reduction for ALL Andrews University Flight students - $11,200 Scholarship

ALL new students entering the Associates in Aviation Maintenance will receive a $14,000 APS Scholarship for up to two years!

Duane Habenicht

Airport Manager
Chair, Department of Aviation
(269) 471-3265
Seamount 105

Blue Peterson

Chief Flight Instructor
(269) 471-3637
Tucker 103

Alan Scott

Maintenance Assistant Professor
(269) 471-3410
Seamount 119

Anne Kairu

Assistant Professor
(269) 471-3120

Samuel Hess

Director of Aircraft Maintenance
 (269) 471-3120

Sayaka Mattson

Airpark Office Manager 
(269) 471-3120
Seamount 101

Harold Lloyd

Professor Emeritus
(269) 471-3265

John-Andrew Smith

Assistant Professor
(269) 471-3120

A short video that’s part of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association video series about careers in the general aviation manufacturing and maintenance industry debunks the myth that careers in GA are repetitive and boring.

“Too often people think of a job in the manufacturing industry as entailing repetitive work requiring little skill with minimal opportunity for professional growth,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce. “We hope that giving the public a behind-the-scenes look at our member companies and watching talented and enthusiastic industry professionals share their stories will shift people’s perception and inspire them to consider a career in our dynamic industry.”