MACKINAC ISLAND – At its meeting on Mackinac Island, the Michigan Aeronautics Commission (MAC) presented its Award of Excellence to a longtime northern Michigan aviator and to the Michigan Business Aviation Association.
Paul Fullerton is currently the manager of the Mackinac County Airport in St. Ignace. Fullerton has worked in aviation for more than 35 years serving the citizens of Mackinac County, Mackinac Island, and Bois Blanc Island. The MAC salutes Fullerton for “providing safe, efficient and valued air service” and demonstrating how “aviation provides essential services to communities across the state.”
The Michigan Business Aviation Association is being recognized for advocating for better airport infrastructure, air transport system capacity, security, and other issues affecting aviation. The association also sponsors a variety of aviation scholarships for aspiring pilots, aviation managers, and maintenance technicians enrolled in aviation-related college and technical school programs. The MAC recognizes the association for “working collaboratively to ensure the development and training of future aviation professionals,” along with its continued engagement and advocacy to ensure the health of business aviation in the state.
Every year since 1990, the MAC has recognized individuals and organizations whose innovative contributions have significantly improved facilities, operations or public relations for aviation in Michigan. The MAC provides general supervision of all aeronautics within Michigan.