Wes  Kautzmann

Wes Kautzmann



Wes Kautzmann has been flight instructing in the South Bend area for the past twelve years. After an active duty tenure as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps, he held jobs in operations and sales in various industries before deciding to pursue a long-held goal of becoming a commercial pilot. He began instructing in a flying club at South Bend International Airport, and seeing a need in the marketplace, started a small flight school there in 2006, called Michiana Aviation. The flight school continues to operate with a location at South Bend as well as a location at the Elkhart Municipal airport. Having lived in eight states and grown up primarily in the Washington, D.C. area, Wes enjoys and appreciates the atmosphere of a small metro area in the Midwest. He resides in Elkhart, Indiana with his wife Shanna and their son and two daughters