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50th Anniversary Celebration of NMC Aviation

September 28, 2017

The NMC Aviation Program is setting its sights on the next 50 years! We invite you to celebrate with alumni, friends, and industry partners through two memorable events.

You will have the opportunity to reconnect with former classmates and instructors, as well as network with current students, alumni, and industry representatives. Your participation in, and sponsorship of, these events directly supports NMC Aviation.

September is a great time to visit Traverse City, so plan time to enjoy all that makes our area a top U.S. destination!

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Thursday, September 28:

Symposiom logoSYMPOSIUM: Join this event for students, alumni, staff, faculty, and industry partners to gather and discuss the hot topics and trends impacting both commercial and business aviation. We are honored to have keynote speaker Major Benjamin Donberg, Chief of the Fighter Portfolio in the Secretary of the Air Force’s Legislative Liaison office, share a state of the industry from his seat at the table. If you’ve not been back to NMC in some time, this will be the best opportunity to visit campus and tour both the aviation and unmanned aerial systems programs. Learn more »

Gala logoGALA CELEBRATION: Plan now to meet up with former students and faculty, supportive community members, and industry leaders at this fun and inspiring dinner event at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. We are honored to have keynote speaker Major General Brian Bishop, Retired, United States Air Force and now one of NMC’s esteemed flight instructors. It will be a night to celebrate the program milestones and people who've made NMC Aviation the premier program it is today. Learn more »

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Special room rates for participants!

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa logoThe following room rates are available September 27, 28, 29 and 30, 2017 for symposium guests and gala guests. Rates are offered based on availability and do not include the resort fee of $15.95 per day.

Guestroom Type Guestroom Rate
Hotel Guestroom $159.00
Tower Guestroom $199.00

To book your stay, call (800) 968-7352 or visit grandtraverseresort.com/promocode and use the promo code NMC0917.

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Cherry Capital Airport

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