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 […]


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 […]


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 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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, […]

Connecting the Global Supply Chain

One of many cargo jets that visit West Michigan Regional Airport, this DC9 was loading bumpers from a major manufacturing company to deliver quickly and on time to a manufacturing company in Alabama. This presents another way that our local regional airport helps connect the global supply chain.

“Will you marry me?!”

On the fourth attempt, the weather cooperated and Mark Bolhuism and his girlfriend of almost 9 years, Amber, got the chance for a romantic flight beginning at West Michigan Regional Airport.

After meeting the pilot they walked up to the jet but before entering Mark surprised his now finance by dropping to his knee and […]