24 Hour Charter Phone : (906) 282-6026

About Us

Meet Chad

Founder Chad Kubick has more than 25 years of experience in the aviation industry. His career began by performing inspections, repairs, and modifications of single and twin engine piston and turboprop aircraft — work he still does today.

In 2004, he founded Kubick Aviation Services, Inc., inspired by a lifelong love of aviation. Chad’s vision is to provide top-quality service at a fair price to the aviation community and its customers.

Chad lives in Iron Mountain with his beautiful wife, Jeanette, and their five children.  He was born and raised in Iron Mountain’s Northside. After graduating from high school, he attended the Spartan School of Aeronautics in Oklahoma then worked with several companies before returning to the U.P. Chad initially worked for Superior Aviation before branching out on his own. In 2014, Chad fulfilled his dream of expansion by buying Superior Aviation and launching Kubick Aviation Services.

Outside of work, Chad enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is president of the Badwater Ski-ters Waterski Show Club, which puts on free performances twice a week throughout the summer months. He is actively involved in the club’s growth and fundraising efforts, and serves as the boat driver of the team’s triple rig.  Chad is also a longstanding member of Northwoods Air Lifeline and the EAA Chapter 439.

Our Team

Our experienced and friendly staff members are happy to answer your questions and help you get back in the sky.

Adam Smart

Lead Avionics Technician

Joe Ampe

Avionics Technician

TJ Wilkinson

Avis Customer Service Manager

Mariah Marcell

Avis Agent

Mike Richards

Chief Pilot

Dave Schemmel


Dennis Whitehead


Dennis Palmer

Line Service Technician

John Dalby

Line Service Technician

Greg Feavel

Line Service Manager

Ben Cook

Line Service – Nighttime Lead

Tim Lawler

Director of Maintenance

Ben Angle

Maintenance Assistant

Cole Kubick

Maintenance Assistant

Alex Dupras

Maintenance Technician

Brent Poupore

Maintenance Technician

Tye Halvas

Quality Control Manager

Bruce Rutter

Independent Flight Instructor

Chad Kubick


Ken Olson

Special Projects

John Miller

Parts Manager

Kyra Phillips

Accounting Assistant

Angie Healy

Business Operations Manager

Missy Spade

Customer Relations/Marketing

Chris Redding

Human Resources/Charter Co-ordinator

Jenny Losiniecki

Maintenance Assistant

The Company

Kubick Aviation Services, Inc. launched in 2004, inspired by founder Chad Kubick’s lifelong love of aviation. Located in Kingsford, we began as an aircraft maintenance business, and later expanded to provide fuel services.

In April, 2014 Chad bought the assets of Superior Aviation and moved Kubick’s operations into the Superior Aviation hangar. This move opened up new possibilities; its prime runway location and facilities allowed Kubick to expand even further to provide avionics services. It also inspired Chad to earn his FAA qualification to conduct on-demand air charter services.

One year later, in 2015, Chad established Northern Airways, a division of Kubick Aviation, which now operates under its air carrier certification with four different aircraft.

Today, Kubick Aviation Services and Northern Airways offer customers a full slate of maintenance, avionics, fuel, and charter services. Our team of professionals is committed to providing exceptional service, whether you’re travelling for business, learning to fly, or seeking maintenance for your own aircraft. We aim to ensure that every customer we do business with is 100% satisfied.

Our Vision

When you fly with Northern Airways, you leave long lines, layovers, and lost luggage behind.

Northern Airways provides the ultimate in convenience, flexibility, safety, and discretion. We offer shuttle flights to Lansing and private charters to more than 9,000 destinations across the UP and beyond – more than any commercial airline.

With same-day departures and returns, you can fly where you want, when you want, according to your own schedule.

Imagine no more endless delays, invasive TSA screenings, and hefty rebooking fees. Our experienced and attentive crew can shorten your overall travel time by half, while you kick back and relax.

Flying by charter may be more affordable than you think. Our per-seat rates are comparable with many commercial rates.  We also offer hotel and car rental arrangements, all with just a single call.

Whether it’s for business or pleasure, fly smarter with the U.P.’s only executive-class charter service.

Our Certifications

FAA Part 135 Air Carrier and Operation Certificate
FAA Part 145 Air Agency Repair Station
Authorized Cessna Service Center

Our Mission

When it comes to private air travel, nothing is more important than trust. Each time you fly with us, we stand by our promise to you:

Safety and Security: Your safety, security and discretion are our top priorities. We are accredited with the highest standards in aviation and maintain a perfect track record.

Knowledgeable & Informative: Our knowledgeable staff will arm you with all the information you need to make smart decisions. We’re experts — our people are trained and most are also certified in their jobs.

Customer-driven:  You will have a memorable experience, and so will we…because we can’t do what we do without you.

Relentless & Disciplined:  We are relentless problem solvers. Our processes, equipment and technology together create a highly disciplined environment that is safe, secure and comfortable.

Memberships & Affiliations

We are dedicated to remaining on top of the latest trends and technology to ensure that our customers and our fleet are safe. The following memberships and affiliations keep us connected with other professionals in our field and with our local and regional communities.

Northwoods Airlift Lifeline

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)

National Air Transportation Association (NATA)

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)

EAA Local Chapter 439

Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA)