Mike Van Wie, AAE, has over 38 years’ experience in air traffic control, airspace management, and airport management at both General Aviation and Military Airports. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 2002 after a 22-year career. In his final tour he was responsible for Air Traffic Control and Airspace at seven Navy Region Southeast installations. Mike became Assistant Director of DeKalb Peachtree Airport, a national top-10 General Aviation Reliever Airport, in October of 2002 and was subsequently named Director in 2010. In these positions he was responsible for the full gambit of airport management responsibilities including the operations, maintenance, security, construction, safety, and capital and operational budgeting. Mike’s understanding of Aviation business models has earned him the distinction of speaking at numerous conferences on General Aviation business practices, leases, minimum standards, rules and regulations as well as FAA policy. Mike summarizes his philosophy in three words, “Fair Market Value”. It’s a phrase that no one can argue with and always works in favor of the airport. Mike is past-president and legislative liaison of the Georgia Airport’s Association.