Aircraft and Equipment

  • The Cirrus SR20 is the primary training aircraft at WMU to educate future pilots.

    Each Cirrus SR 20 is equipped with the Avidyne R9 avionics platform.

  • Piper Seminole on the runway

    The Piper Seminole is used for multi-engine training.

  • students standing on a stair to a plane

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Western Michigan University has nearly 50 aircraft in its fleet and is home to one of the most advanced aircraft fleets in collegiate aviation. These aircraft make up both the fleet used in the maintenance curriculum and the operational aircraft used in the flight school. The College of Aviation propelled the aviation-training world into the 21st Century when it adopted the most advanced training fleet in the country. With the speed of technology increasing, the College of Aviation’s philosophy is to provide the most advanced training tools available. The College of Aviation fleet includes:

  • 1 American Champion Super Decathlon
  • 1 Baron
  • 1 Boeing 727
  • 1 IAI Westwind
  • 1 King Air
  • 1 Piper Arrow
  • 1 Piper Super Cub on amphibious floats
  • 2 Cessna 150s
  • 2 Cessna 172
  • 7 Piper Seminoles
  • 26 Cirrus SR20s all equipped with the Avidyne R9