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50 YEARS OF SERVICE – A NOTE FROM LINDA LUDEMA

It is hard to believe that 50 years has gone by so quickly! Over the years we have seen substantial changes, from a 2600′ sod runway to a 6000′ paved runway along with a beautiful new Office Business Center. The size of the aircraft has grown from a single engine Bonanza to large jets […]

WMAA Receives Award

The West Michigan Regional Airport has been selected by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Office of Aeronautics as the 2016 Michigan “Airport Sponsor of the Year” in the General Aviation Airport category. This award was recently presented at the 26th annual Michigan Airport Conference in East Lansing. Photo above: MDOT rep (left), Russ […]

The WMAA Announces New Board Member

The West Michigan Airport Authority (WMAA) is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Corbin to the board. Appointed by the Holland City Council he currently serves as the Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security for Allegan County and also as the Michigan Emergency Management Association (MEMA) president. Corbin brings experience in plan […]

BETH BLANTON WELCOMED AS NEW BOARD MEMBER

The new year brings new faces to the West Michigan Airport Authority board. One of the newest board members, Beth Blanton, will represent the City of Zeeland. Blanton is Director of Engagement at Lakeshore Advantage and is responsible for managing external events and programs specifically developed to cultivate ideas, share information and position the region for […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO ERIC

Congratulations to Eric Sutherland (pictured on the right) who just finished his flight training and check ride with flight instructor Derek Stewart, Tulip City Air, at West Michigan Regional Airport. Below, Eric gives us a little background and info on his training experience.

Eric: “My reasons for flying include recreation and transportation.  My wife and […]

JET FLOAT IN TULIP TIME MUZIEKPARADE

The cold and wind didn’t stop the crowds from coming to watch the 2016 Tulip Time Muziekparade. Thousands of people lined the streets to get a view of the marching bands, floats and all the parade entries. For the sixth consecutive year the West Michigan Regional Airport’s jet float made it’s flight down the […]

ENERGY SAVING WINDOWS BEING INSTALLED AT WMRA

Pleotint, whose corporate  headquarters and manufacturing are located in Jension, is all about saving energy. The low-e glass which allows visible light to pass through while controlling the passage of solar heat is now being installed at the new WMRA Business Center. The company’s Suntuitive brand of thermochromic self-tinting film is an inner layer […]

Committee Tours New Business Center

The WMAA Building & Development Committee toured the new Airport Business Center. Committee members were excited to see the progress made. To date the roofing has been completed including the plumbing, electrical rough-in and steel stud walls. Semco installed gas service and the BPW installed power to the building. Check the WMRA website weekly […]

WHEELS UP LANDS AT WMRA

Wheels Up Goes Pink is the motto Wheels Up (a charter company) is using for Breast Cancer Awareness.

David Darcey, pilot of the pink aircraft, stopped at West Michigan Regional Airport for a scheduled charter flight. We found out that on October 1, 2015, in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Wheels Up debuted their […]

WMRA CELEBRATES GROUND BREAKING

West Michigan Regional Airport celebrated the ground breaking of the new Airport Office Business Center & Aircraft Apron Area project on Monday, September 21, 2015. Beginning with a flyover, five future pilots exited Metal Flow’s jet and welcomed the audience. The ceremony was held at the end of Geurink Boulevard where the building construction […]