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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 […]

WEEKS 4 AND 5 OF WMRA CONSTRUCTION SITE

Week 4:  September 7 – 12 The construction crew continued earthwork balancing on both the Landside and Airside. The building pad was completed.

Week 5:  September 14 – 19 On September 15 Mead & Hunt was on site to stake building corners, the south detention pond, and the ditch from the south detention pond to […]

WEEK 3 OF WMRA CONSTRUCTION SITE

WEEK 3:  August 31 – September 5  This week the earthwork will continue with the emphasis on building pad. The completion of the pad is expected by September 11. Also, preparation for the underground pipe work will begin.

 

 

 

WINGS OF MERCY 2015 RUNWAY 5K

The Wings of Mercy Runway 5K was a huge success as 130 runners started out on the West Michigan Regional Airport runway. “It’s great to be running into the early sun down this huge stretch of pavement before you,” said one of the runners. “Almost makes me feel like I’m flying!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSTRUCTIVE LUNCHES

David Church, Technician at Crown Motors decided his lunch hour could be more constructive watching the construction happening at West Michigan Regional Airport. With the new Airport Office Building and Aircraft Apron project beginning on Tuesday, August 18 and Crown Motors next door to WMRA, David has the perfect front row seat to watch […]

WEEK 2 SURVEYING AND SCRAPING

WEEK 2:  August 24-28, 2015  Today the surveyors began staking a ditch that will be dug out and become the water management system on the site. The water on the site will drain into the ditch, be directed to a holding detention pond and eventually to the main ditch that will carry the water […]

WEEK 1 BEGINNING OF A LONG-AWAITED PROJECT

WEEK 1:  August 18-21, 2015 marked the first construction phase of the West Michigan Regional Airport’s new Business Center and Aircraft Apron project. “This is the long-awaited project that will enhance this airport’s position as the primary access hub for economic global activity for this area,” said Greg Robinson, Airport Manager. “The West Michigan […]

New Airport Business Center Project About to Begin

On Monday, July 13, 2015, the West Michigan Airport Authority Board approved the low bids for construction of the new Airport Business Center and the new aircraft apron. The Board approved a building construction cost of $1.93 million (CL Construction) and the apron and associated site work construction cost of $2.89 million (Millbocker & […]

Seabee and Twinbee

Two unique aircraft, a single-engine Seabee and a twin engine Twinbee landed at West Michigan Regional Airport to fuel up and get help with mechanical issues. “This was a very productive stop,” said Bob Woodberry, owner of the two aircraft. “Tulip City Air Service’s mechanical department was very helpful in solving the problem.” Woodberry, […]

2015 Wings of Mercy CareAffaire

Join us for family fun at the fifth annual Wings of Mercy CareAffaire  at West Michigan Regional Airport on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Register on the Wings of Mercy website for the second annual Runway 5K that will begin on the airport’s runway Wings of Mercy!

The local Lions Club will serve a benefit pancake […]