Michigan Aviation Resources

Michigan Aviation Attorneys

Michigan is located in the Great Lakes region of the U.S. and is made up of two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula is famously shaped like a mitten and is the more metropolitan of the two peninsulas. The heavily wooded Upper Peninsula is connected to the lower by the Straits of Mackinac channel, which travelers reach by crossing the Mackinac Bridge. Due to the state’s proximity to water, a person is never more than six miles from a natural water source (e.g. a river or lake) or 85 miles from one of the Great Lakes.

Michigan, and specifically Detroit, is known as an automotive powerhouse. It is home to the Big Three automobile manufacturers: General Motors (GM), Ford and Chrysler. Michigan’s economy also depends heavily on tourism. The Upper Peninsula is known for its natural resources and beautiful landscapes like the Porcupine Mountains, which belong to one of the oldest mountain chains in the world. Hunting and fishing are popular activities year-round.

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport houses large aircraft maintenance facilities that are capable of servicing and repairing Boeing 747s. It is a major hub of Delta Airlines; however, airport traffic is high primarily because Michigan is an attractive destination for hunters, tourists and sports enthusiasts.

  • Music lovers come to learn about Motown because of its historic role in American music.
  • NASCAR fans enjoy races that are held every year at the Michigan International Speedway.
  • Football fans and ice hockey enthusiasts have the Detroit Lions and Red Wings to cheer for, respectively. Visitors come from all over the country and from their northern neighbor, Canada, to cheer for their favorite team – whether it’s on the football field or in the hockey rink.

These visitors, as well as Michigan residents wishing to see a different part of the state, may take float planes or small airplanes that serve the many islands surrounding the peninsulas.

Air Ambulance

Due to the remote nature and sparse population of the Upper Peninsula, access is easiest by airplane or helicopter. These aircraft are vital to emergency medical crews. Michigan’s air ambulances and emergency medical helicopters make it possible for those who live far from hospitals to receive the urgent care they need.

Air Travel

Michigan is the eighth-most populated state with almost 10 million residents. Detroit is the second-largest metropolitan area in the United States, and it receives more than 15 million visitors a year.

Poor weather conditions can quickly affect flight conditions. Famous for its frigid winters, the Midwest state also experiences as many tornados as “tornado alley” in central United States. Given the high number of general aviation flights, passengers can face inexperienced pilots, equipment failing due to poor maintenance, or unsafe flying conditions like bad weather.

Survivors of airplane or helicopter crashes can feel lost, confused and neglected. Those dealing with the devastating loss of a loved one due to a helicopter or airplane crash often don’t know where to look for legal guidance and representation. Our Michigan aviation attorneys will help survivors and family members understand the complicated laws.

For a free case evaluation or to hear about legal options available to you, call 800-455-8686. The aviation attorneys of Slack & Davis aviation law firm are dedicated to getting you the compensation and care that you deserve.