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2017 Pilots

Pilots in the Michigan Challenge compete for national rankings. This year’s Michigan Challenge Champion is Pat Fogue from Columbia, Mo. He flies for IMTS
(International Manufacturing Technology Show)

1. Independence003

Pilot: Phil Clinger
Battle Creek, Mich.
Sponsor: Hancock County Convention & Visitors Bureau

2. K-2045

Pilot: Tim Midura
Marshallville, Ohio
Sponsor: Suburban Propane

3. Jimbalaya
001

Pilot: Jim Birk
Defiance, Ohio
Sponsor: Thai Summit

4. Perfect Calm023

Pilot: Dennis Hall
Howell, Mich.
Sponsor: WellBridge of Brighton, WellBridge of Pinckney

5. Jedami005

Pilot: Jerry Stephan
Howell, Mich.
Sponsor: Dr. Yanga

6. Six Plus Too015

Pilot: Andy Baird
Dexter, Mich.
Sponsor: ITC a Fortis Company

7. Daydream033

Pilot: Dawn McKenzie
Chicago, Ill.
Sponsor: The Dress Shop

8. Pixely008

Pilot: Doug Hill
Merrill, Mich.
Sponsor: Bob and Sue Henshaw

9. Airways One009

Pilot: Don Wertman II
Commerce Twp., Mich.
Sponsor: WHMI

10. Fore004Pilot: Wes Dickerson
Milford, Mich.
Sponsor: Oceola Township

11. Wind Dancer 2Pilot: Rob Lykins
Shelby Twp., Mich.
Sponsor: 
Financial Plus Credit Union

12. God’s Promise022

Pilot: Bill Sterner
Oxford, Mich.
Sponsor: A&L Parts Plus

13. Lucky Max013

Pilot: Chuck Walz
Munith, Mich.
Sponsor: RE/MAX

14. Kaleidoscope014

Pilot: Denny McGuire
Howell, Mich.
Sponsor: Aubree’s

15. Special Purpose047

Pilot: Jeff Pestun
Holland, Mich.
Sponsor: The Willows at Howell

16. Wink
Pilot: Scott Strouse
Midland, Mich.
Sponsor: Bella Rose Salon & Med Spa

17. Dream RacerPilot: Chris Smart
Huntington, Ind.
Sponsor: Howell Public Schools

18. Superfluous024

Pilot: Larry Coan
Livonia, Mich.
Sponsor: Roy’s Autoworks

19. IMTS020

Pilot: Pat Fogue
Columbia, Mo.
Sponsor: IMTS

20. T BabyPilot: Marty Gauthier
Waterford, Mich.
Sponsor: Grupo Antolin

21. Joseph’s Coat034

Pilot: Joey Gauthier
Waterford, Mich.
Sponsor: Law Office of Donald J. Neville

22. Sunrise010

Pilot: Brian Prokuda
Fenton, Mich.
Sponsor: Bella’s Market

23. Boynton Critters041

Pilot: Gordon Boring
Commerce Twp., Mich.
Sponsor: Kensington Inn

24. R-2019

Pilot: Ken Myer
Fowlerville, Mich.
Sponsor: Howell Family Dentist

25. RE/MAX Platinum013

Pilot: Jodi Leatherberry
Leslie, Mich.
Sponsor: RE/MAX

26. Celebration
002

Pilot: Mark Enszer
Saginaw, Mich.
Sponsor: Jonna’s Market

27. Mardi007

Pilot: Sarah Johnson
Howell, Mich.
Sponsor: Advance Metal Alloys

28. Primary Gold029

Pilot: Ron Groce
Mason, Mich.
Sponsor: First Impression Print & Marketing

29. Fast Track048

Pilot: Matt Niemi
Carson City, Mich.
Sponsor: Patrick Financial Group

30. BOO026

Pilot: Jim Lykins
Lake Orion, Mich.
Sponsor: Aalpha Business Products

31. Michigan CAT031

Pilot: Rick Kerber
Wayland, Mich.
Sponsor: Michigan CAT and San Marino Excavating, INC.

32. Friendship042

Pilot: Ralph Payne
Hastings, Mich.
Sponsor: Vista Springs

33. SullairPilot: Shawn Raya
Oxford, Mich.
Sponsor: Sullair

34. Andy032

Pilot: Ted Gauthier
Pontiac, Mich.
Sponsor: Chem-Trend LP

35. Shining LightPilot: Dave Seekell
Jackson, Mich.
Sponsor: Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran School

36. Even Higher
Pilot: Deven Cook
Battle Creek, Mich.
Sponsor: Moe’s BarBar Shop

 

47. Northern Lights025

Pilot: Al Smith
Grass Lake, Mich.
Sponsor: Magnuson Hotel Howell

38. Captain America021

Pilot: Ron Centers
Portage, Mich.
Sponsor: Eternity Brewing Company, L.LC.

39. Carousel046

Pilot: Frank Campanale
Orchard Lake, Mich.
Sponsor: St. Joseph Mercy Livingston

40. Blue DiamondPilot: Bill Bussey
Longview, Texas
Sponsor: Mary’s Fabulous Chicken and Fish

41. BA 2028

Pilot: Steve King
Midland, Mich.
Sponsor: Asahi Kasei Plastics North America

42. 2 | 42Pilot: Phil Glebe
Brighton, Michigan
Sponsor: 2 | 42 Community Church

43. Old Cat
Pilot: Steve Mitchell
Streetsboro, Ohio
Sponsor: Zingerman’s

44. Candy Corn036

Pilot: Travis Gauthier
Pontiac, Mich.
Sponsor: Block Brewing Company

45. Tumbleweed040

Pilot: Jeffrey Barlett
Mentor, Ohio
Sponsor: Livingston Antique Outlet

46. Orange Crush037

Pilot: Guy Gauthier
Henderson, Texas
Sponsor: Applebee’s

47. Red Headed Step ChildPilot: Wayne Warren
Waterford, Mich.
Sponsor: Cedar Closet Self Storage LLP and U-Haul

48. Procrastination027

Pilot: Scott King
Midland, Mich.
Sponsor: Wade Shows

49. Maveryx
Pilot: Steve Sitko
Jackson, Mich.
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Thielking

AnnouncerName: Tom Maynard
Pontiac, Mich.
Sponsor: Your Peace of Mind