Patterson Invites Executives to Michigan’s First Business Aviation Expo

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is inviting corporate executives to attend Michigan’s first business aviation expo at Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) on Friday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. OCIA and the Michigan Business Aviation Association (MBAA) are bringing together representatives and experts from top aircraft manufacturers as well as charter flight, fractional ownership, and air cargo companies for c-suite executives to explore how business aviation can … [Read more...]

Oakland County International Airport Open House & Air Show turns 30

The Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) Open House & Air Show soars to new heights as it marks its 30th year Sunday, Aug. 23. This family-friendly event, which runs 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., will coincide with the grand opening of the World Heritage Air Museum (WHAM) at the airport. The museum will display several rare Cold War-era jets at the open house. “Whether you’re an aviation buff or just a kid deep down inside, the Open House & Air Show has something for everyone,” Oakland … [Read more...]

Governor Snyder Reappoints VanderVeen to Aeronautics Commission

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has reappointed Oakland County Central Services Director J. David VanderVeen to a second four-year term on the Michigan Aeronautics Commission. He has served on the committee since 2011, according to the press release. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said VanderVeen has played a vital role in promoting the aviation industry in Michigan. “Dave is leaving his mark on Michigan’s aviation industry by bringing his thorough knowledge and experience in … [Read more...]

Pistons Airplane and Hoops Truck at Airport Open House

Detroit Pistons fans will have a unique opportunity to see the team’s airplane, Roundball One, at the Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) Open House and Air Show Sunday. In addition, the Pistons Hoops Truck will be on site where fans can win a Detroit Pistons Academy jersey if they can beat the shot clock. “Thank you to the Detroit Pistons for their generosity and being a great community partner,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “Their participation in our open … [Read more...]