Monthly Archives: July 2014

Airport Informational Postcard

May 2013 – Spring brings Holland and Zeeland Charter Townships’ voters to the polls to decide on an airport millage to join the Airport Authority. This vote will occur on May 7, 2013.

An informational postcard was mailed to all voter households.

Interview with Pilot Russ Roberts

May 2013 – Russ Roberts, long time pilot at Tulip City Air Service gives a brief overview of FAA Emergency Training and how West Michigan Regional Airport is a valuable community asset.

Kids on Tour

May 2013 – Spring brings area school kids to the airport learning about how our airport works and why it’s a valuable community asset. “We had approximately 355 kids visit the airport last year, along with several students that job shadowed,” said Ronda Hulst, Director of Charter Sales at Tulip City Air Service. “Pilots […]

Metal Flow Interview

May 2013 – Metal Flow appreciates the support the community gives to WMRA. Our airport allows us to have a national and international impact, allowing our manufacturing business to have our best year ever in 2012. We give back to our neighbors through Wings of Mercy flights (over 115,000 miles flown) and giving rides […]

Youth Reps Receive Congratulations!

May 2013 – West Michigan Airport Authority members congratulated Connor Bos and Matthew Ziegeler at the last Board meeting for their academic and athletic achievements and for their participation as youth representatives on the Board.

Connor Bos
Being a youth representative on the WMAA Board has been a great experience for me. Having a father who […]

Technical Energy Solutions on Assignment

February 2013 – A snowstorm doesn’t stop air traffic at West Michigan Regional Airport! Brian, a pilot with Odyssey Entertainment in Minnesota, flew over Lake Michigan early January 21 to pick up Rob, a technician from Technical Energy Solutions, a company located in Byron Center.

Arriving at the airport in a Cessna […]

Authority Adds Two Board Members

February 2013 – Les Hoogland and Jim Storey were appointed to the West Michigan Airport Authority beginning January 1, 2013. “We are delighted to welcome back former Zeeland Mayor Les Hoogland, and former Airport Chair Jim Storey,” said Tim Klunder, Zeeland City Manager and West Michigan Airport Authority Chair. “They were tremendous assets to […]

Tulip City Air Service Receives Awards

February 2013 – Congratulations are in order! Tulip City Air Service (TCAS) received a Commercial Business Flying Safety Award presented by NBAA (National Business Aviation Assoc.) at their 2012 annual convention! TCAS was given the exemplary safety records award for compiling 30,943 SAFE HOURS IN 43 YEARS!
Three of the top five Safe Support Service […]

Weather Briefing System

May 2013 – The WMAA Board approved a renewal, three-year contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for the continuation of a Weather Briefing System. The system is crucial for pilots in making safe weather flying decisions.

Dedication of New KODIAK Plane

August 2013 – On Thursday evening, August 8, Tulip City Air Service hosted the dedication of Mission Aviation Fellowship’s (MAF) new KODIAK airplane for Service in Indonesia.

MAF’s newest missionary airplane landed at the West Michigan Regional Airport in Holland and was dedicated for service in a special public ceremony.

This exciting new aircraft will join the […]