Department of Aviation

Developing Aviation Professionals

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

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!

The aviation department operates a fleet of single-engine Piper Archers, a Piper Arrow and a 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.

If you are looking for a hands-on, interactive, innovative, and multi-disciplinary “drone” program, then look into the Unmanned Arial Systems Technology (UAST) minor at Andrews University.  We offer Part 107 support, electronic guidance systems, mission planning strategies, safety, and communication systems to successfully operate as a professional industry standard drone operator.

Welcome to AU Aviation Department

Andrews University Aviation Department Flight with Caleb Sigua and Justin Neu

Duane Habenicht

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

Darryl Penney

Chief Flight Instructor
(269) 471-3637
Tucker 103

Alan Scott

Maintenance Assistant Professor
(269) 471-3410
Seamount 119

David Macomber

Assistant Professor
(269) 471-6545

Jonathan Larson

Director of Aircraft Maintenance
 (269) 471-3654

Terry Dodge
(269) 471-6587

Randal Beckermeyer
(269) 471-3483
Seamount 135A

Jean Kusnir

Airpark Office Manager 
(269) 471-3120
Seamount 101

Harold Lloyd

Professor Emeritus
(269) 471-3265

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.”