Building the Next Generation of Airport Planners
Michael Mitchell serves as an Aviation Planner for KSA in McKinney, Texas. In addition to his role at KSA, Michael will be teaching Airport Design at Florida Institute of Technology. Students in the course will learn to apply the FAA’s AC 150/5300-13A, Airport Design standards. Students will analyze an airport’s airside features including runways, protection areas, zones, surfaces, taxiways, terminals and aprons, pavements, and on-airport navigational aids.
Michael has been involved in aviation projects across the United Sates that include runway reconstructions, terminal planning, forecast planning and capital improvement programs. One of his most notable projects was the Integrated Air Cargo Master Plan for Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Michael enjoys designing aviation facilities and hopes to use that drive to expand KSA’s presence in the aviation community.