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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 corporateĀ  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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Marriage Proposal Begins at West Michigan Regional Airport

Chris Jacobs arranged a secret, romantic flight with fiancee Kaitlyn Mast on Saturday, November 29. As pilot Dave Siegers and wife Cindy flew the couple over a field the plane dipped for Kaitlyn to notice a huge sign pinned to the snowy ground asking “Will You Marry Me?” The answer – “YES!” As the […]