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WMRA Jet Float in Holland’s Parade of Lights

More than 75 entries illuminated Eighth Street to ring in the holidays on Tuesday night. The WMRA jet float was one of them with over 2,400 lights lighting up the float. The float was helping out Santa by bringing presents from the North Pole to our area. It was a wonderful weather evening and the crowds were in […]

Join us at the Holland Parade of Lights!

It’s that time of year! The WMRA jet float will be joining over 80 entries when Santa arrives in downtown Holland on Tuesday, 6:30pm during the Parade of Lights. The jet, headed for the North Pole, will help Santa deliver presents around the world. Bring your family and friends to watch the thousands of […]

New Airport Business Center & Aircraft Apron Facts

Building:
7,500 square feet. The former office building was less than 2,000 square feet.
Beautiful lobby and reception area furnished by Herman Miller.
Main conference room furnished by Haworth, including glass walls.
Pilot’s lounge furnished by Haworth, including glass walls.
East conference room furnished by Herman Miller.
Airport Authority staff work areas furnished by […]

WMRA Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Held on October 13, the West Michigan Regional Airport Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Business Center and Aircraft Apron project was a huge success. The first Ribbon Cutting was for the new Aircraft Apron Area and was held at the nose of a jet. Comments were made by:

Matthew Haworth, Haworth, Inc.
Congressman Bill […]

A WET & WILD RUNWAY 5K

A little rain didn’t stop over 100 runners that showed up at West Michigan Regional Airport this past Saturday morning on August 24. Starting on the runway, they were here to run the Wings of Mercy Runway 5K held in conjunction with the Wings of Mercy CareAffaire. Pushing a stroller with twin boys, Jason […]

WEEKS 50-52 WMRA CONSTRUCTION

LAST WEEKS 50-52:  July 18 – August 6

BUILDING
Installed lighting inverter
Worked on antenna tower base
Finish antenna installation
Closeout documents

SITE
Punch list items

 

 

 

 

WEEKS 46-49 WMRA CONSTRUCTION SITE

WEEKS 46-49: June 20 – July 16
BUILDING
Begin installation of radio tower
Waiting for furniture
Waiting for lighting inverter

SITE
Completed striping
Completed fence installation

 

 

 

 

WEEKS 44-45 WMRA CONSTRUCTION SITE

WEEKS 44-45: June 6 – June 18
BUILDING
Continued HVAC, electrical and plumbing
Complete cabinets
Complete installation of carpet
Complete epoxy floor
Complete painting
Begin floor mats
Install ramp railing
Install glass door sidelights

SITE
Began P-501 repairs
Continue apron paving
Begin seed and mulch
Begin paving the 2nd lift on the parking lot
Pour curb and gutter for islands
Topsoil and site clean-up

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WEEKS 42-43 WMRA CONSTRUCTION SITE

WEEKS 42-43: May 23 – June 4
BUILDING
Continued HVAC, electrical and plumbing
Began fin tube cabinets
Installed carpet
Complete painting
Continued installing cabinets
Complete metal siding
Installed more plumbing fixtures
Installed upper cabinets
Completed snow melt
Completed window flashing

SITE
Installed irrigation
Begin landscaping
Poured additional apron concrete
Poured sidewalks, curb and gutter
Saw cut and pour parking lot islands
Complete phase 1A including asphalt paving and electrical work

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 […]