Joseph "Smokey" Smokovitz

A photo of Joseph "Smokey" Smokovitz

Part-time Lecturer

Technology and Professional Services Management

206 Roosevelt

[email protected]


B.A.  Western Michigan University - Aviation Tech & Management

Professional Summary

Born into and around aviation since childhood, Smokey spent most of his Saturday's "at the airport".  He enjoyed 42 years working maintenance with Northwest/Delta Airlines.  He's helped many friends and family members get into aviation.  Smokey helps maintain and restore general and flyable antique aircraft.

Industry Experience

  • Private certificate through WMU's SkyBroco's - 1975
  • Airframe & Power Plant (A & P) - 1977
  • Inspection Authorization (IA) Rating - 1981
  • Designated Mechanic Inspector (DME) - 2006

Courses Taught

  • AVMT 110: Aircraft Maintenance I 
  • AVFT 263: Aircraft Systems