Pat Benton

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Patrick Benton (Pat)
Associate Professor
(269) 964-6874
(269) 964-6473
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College of Aviation
Western Michigan University
237 Helmer Road N
Battle Creek MI 49037-7917 USA

Professor Benton has been with the College of Aviation for ten years and has a Bachelor of Science in aviation technology and a Master of Science in manufacturing administration. He holds an A&P license and a commercial pilot license. His teaching specialty areas are aircraft reliability and maintainability, non-destructive testing, and transport aircraft systems. He has set up several powerplant test cells for turbine and reciprocating engines while here at WMU. Benton's experience includes military air traffic controller, aircraft repair facility owner/operator, technical field service representative and manager of logistic support for an aircraft hydraulic manufacturer.