Aviation college holding pancake breakfast fly-in

contact: Jeanne Baron
| WMU News
Photo of a WMU College of Aviation plane

Photo of a College of Aviation plane.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich.—The College of Aviation is using its annual pancake breakfast fly-in as a new opportunity to celebrate Western Michigan University's 75 years of aviation education.

The breakfast, which is open to the public, will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the College of Aviation campus. The campus is located at the W.K. Kellogg Airport, 237 N. Helmer Road in Battle Creek. Admission is $5 per person. Children under age 5 are admitted free.

Those attending will be treated to multiple planes flying in for the event, weather depending.

The college also will host a 75-Year Aviation Gala Friday, Oct. 24, at its Battle Creek campus. WMU began offering aviation education in 1939 and has grown to become one of the nation's top collegiate aviation programs and the only public university in Michigan to offer a comprehensive aviation program.

Direct questions about the pancake breakfast to Tom Thinnes at tom.thinnes@wmich.edu or (269) 964-5768. For more information about the gala or to register for the event, visit the College of Aviation's celebration page for its 75-year anniversary at wmich.edu/aviation.