Western Michigan University Aviation Student Council
Western Michigan University Aviation Student Council


The Aviation Student Council represents all the registered student organizations within the College of Aviation.  These organizations can be found below.  Feel free to contact us with any questions about how to get involved!

American Association of Airport Executives

Founded in 1928, AAAE is the world's largest professional organization for airport executives, representing thousands of airport management personnel at public-use commercial and general aviation airports. AAAE's members represent nearly 875 airports and authorities, in addition to hundreds of companies and organizations that support airports. AAAE serves its membership through results-oriented representation in Washington, D.C. and delivers a wide range of industry services and professional development opportunities including training, meetings and conferences, and a highly respected accreditation program.

Here at WMU, AAAE is the primary aviation RSO for aviation management and operation majors. Affiliated with the Great Lakes Chapter, the club regularly offers networking events such as speakers and tours, and holds regular meetings every other Tuesday at 7:00pm in the Bernhard center room 244. For any other information please contact the club president at taylor.m.wells@wmich.edu.

Alpha Eta Rho - Theta Chapter

AHP is a Co-ed international business fraternity which works to provide networking and educational experiences for its members.  Founded on April 10, 1929 at the University of Southern California, Alpha Eta Rho is the oldest professional aviation fraternity in history. Since 1929, AHP has had granted charters to more than 140 chapters at the most prestigious aviation colleges and universities. Currently, Alpha Eta Rho recognizes over 60 active chapters in the United States and throughout the world.


APH holds the rush process for those interested in joining the organization each fall and spring semester.

Women in Aviation International

Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women (and men) who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.  The WAI WMU Chapter holds events throughout the year with networking and educational opportunities.  The group also attends the Women in Aviation International Conference each spring semester which provides awesome networking and career building workshops.


New members are accepted at all times and can sign up by contacting WAI-WMU through their website (linked to the logo on the left).

The Sky Broncos Precision Flight Team

The WMU Precision Flight Team originally started as part of the Western Michigan University Sky Broncos Flying Club. With roots dating back to 1946, the flight team and flying club have worked to promote collegiate aviation activities and aviation safety. In recent years, the activities and successes of the flight team have prospered while the activities of the Sky Bronco's Flying Club have dropped off, leading to the flying club's termination.


Today, the Sky Broncos Flight Team represents Western Michigan University's College of Aviation by competing in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's (NIFA) collegiate flight competition. These competitions, called SAFECON's (Safety and Flight Evaluation Conferences), are held at both regional and national levels. The National Intercollegiate Flying Association was formed for the purposes of developing and advancing aviation education; to promote, encourage, and foster safety in aviation; to promote and foster communications and cooperation between aviation students, educators, educational institutions and the aviation industry; and to provide an arena for collegiate aviation competition.


To join the Sky Broncos contact them on their website or find them on Facebook!

The Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance

The Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance is a nonprofit organization supporting the needs of women in the aviation maintenance and technical fields. Our mission within these fields is to:

  • Champion women's professional growth
  • Provide networking opportunities
  • Promote education
  • Foster a sense of community
  • Increase public awareness of women in the industry


The WMU Chapter of AWAM holds events such as a chili-cook off and the annual "Maintenance Games".  To join AWAM contact us and we can direct you or find them on Facebook!

Skills USA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.

SkillsUSA's mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.


SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually.

The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations.


More than 14,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA.


To join SkillsUSA check out their website (linked to the logo above).



Air Force ROTC

WMU students interested in serving in the Air Force may choose to join the Reserve Officer Training Corps.  This is also a program offered through WMU's College of Aviation.  The detachement is run through Michigan State University and more information can be found at the ROTC page by clicking the link above.

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