Mr. Vanderlugt earned a degree in Flight Science from Northwestern Michigan College in 2004. After graduating he spent a year flight instructing at NMC to build flight time and experience. His professional flying experience has been spent in the corporate and charter side of aviation. However, he has spent time as an airline pilot with Mesaba Airlines and as an air ambulance pilot with the University of Michigan Survival Flight program. These different experiences have helped enhance his knowledge and pilot training.
Mr. Vanderlugt is excited to be part of West Michigan Aviation Academy and looks forward to helping students achieve their goals.