Tag: Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport

Improvements flying into airport

For over 50 years, the UCM aviation program has been teaching students to fly at the Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport west on U.S. Highway 50. To continue the tradition, the Sunderland Foundation has pledged $1 million toward construction of a new terminal/flight school building, which would also include meeting spaces and offices. Courtney Goddard,… Read more »

Faces of UCM: Kyle Samford

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – When Kyle Samford isn’t fueling airplanes at Skyhaven Airport, practicing aircraft recognition for Flight Team, or attending conferences for the Missouri Airport Managers Association, he likes to spend his time off the ground. Samford is a senior aviation management major who received his private pilot license in 2015 with 50 hours of… Read more »

Mold found in Skyhaven terminal

By STEVEN SPEARS News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Some UCM staff members at the Max. B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport were relocated after air quality tests came back positive for mold. Asbestos Consulting and Testing, an environmental firm based in Lenexa, Kansas, conducted the testing March 16 after an individual working at the airport notified UCM Public… Read more »

UCM airplane makes emergency landing

By LEAH WANKUM (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – A UCM student pilot and his instructor made a safe emergency landing Friday morning at Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport. The emergency landing occurred at approximately 9:53 a.m. during a routine training flight. Tony Monetti, assistant dean of aviation, said the flight instructor, Paul Youmans, assumed full control… Read more »