Holland Wings of Mercy CareAffaire a High-flying success!

2019-08-05 14:25:31 admin

The 2019 Wings of Mercy CareAffaire fundraiser on August 25 at West Michigan Regional Airport was a fun-filled day beginning with over 150 runners participating in the Wings of Mercy Runway 5K. The delicious pancake breakfast followed, while the EAA Young Eagles gave over 70 free plane rides for kids ages 8-17. The Hooligans gave a great air show! Thanks to all for supporting a great cause!

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WMRA's Jet Float in 2019 Muziekparade

2019-05-22 15:26:01 admin

West Michigan Regional Airport’s jet float flew down the 8th Street Runway in the 2019 Tulip Time Muziekparade. This year’s theme was “paint the town orange” so the float was decorated using orange Monarch Butterflies and real bubbles that the children loved!

Chuck Doornbos from Doornbos Builders built the jet for the airport’s float and towed the float in the parade. Jackie, his wife, and Josh, his son, helped. Micah, his wife, Ann, and their one-year-old son, Max, traveled on the float waving at the thousands of spectators that lined the route. Thanks to all who made this a fun, festive and memorable day!

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Join us for the 2019 Muziekparade!

2019-05-10 14:44:48 admin

West Michigan Regional Airport’s jet float will participate in the 2019 Tulip Time Muziekparade, one of Michigan’s most spectacular parades, Saturday, May 11, at 3:00 p.m. The float will be decorated with the parade’s theme of “Paint the town orange” and will be featured among the floats, Dutch Dancers, marching bands and more!

Join us to watch the longest parade in Michigan. The Muziekparade delights thousands of spectators.

See you there for a fun-filled afternoon!

 

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NEWS ON THE 2018 WINGS OF MERCY CAREAFFAIRE

2018-08-28 13:19:07 admin

The Wings of Mercy CareAffaire fundraiser on Saturday, August 25 at West Michigan Regional Airport began on the runway with approximately 80 runners that participated in the Runway 5K. Even though the weather didn’t cooperate, a fun-filled morning that included a pancake breakfast and lots of activities for the kids turned into a huge hangar party! Everyone enjoyed the morning and Wings of Mercy and West Michigan Regional Airport send a huge thank you to all who participated.

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Your invitation to the 2018 Wings of Mercy CareAffaire and 5K Run!

2018-06-20 15:04:34 admin

West Michigan is invited to the 2018 Holland CareAffaire benefiting Wings of Mercy. The event will be held at the West Michigan Regional Airport, 60 Geurink Blvd. on Saturday, August 25 from 8:00 am to Noon. Call 616.396.1077 for more info. This year’s event will include:

5th Annual Runway 5K Run
For registration go to www.wingsofmercy.com. The cost is $30 and includes a sweat wicking run t-shirt and a pancake breakfast.

EAA Young Eagles First Flight Experience
Free flights will be provided for children ages 8 to 17 by EAA pilots. A parent or guardian must be present to sign the registration form. For more information visit their website at EAA Young Eagles Program.

Airplane and Helicopter Rides
Provided by Wings of Mercy pilots and commercial pilots, these rides require an additional donation and are intended for adults and children under 8 accompanied by an adult.

Pancake Breakfast Prepared by the Holland Lions
Tickets for the breakfast are $6 or $25 for a family of up to 6 people.

Free Make and Take Models
Make and Take Models are provided for kids by the West Michigan International Plastic Model Society.

All proceeds will benefit Wings of Mercy, a faith based, non-profit, volunteer pilot organization dedicated to helping people in need have access to life-saving healthcare by arranging free flights to distant medical facilities. Not only does this event raise much needed funds, it also helps get the word out about the services Wings of Mercy provides so they can better serve our West Michigan community.

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WMRA's JET FLOAT PARTICIPATES IN MUZIEKPARADE

2018-05-15 13:39:52 admin

The West Michigan Regional Airport’s jet float glided down the parade route beginning on eighth street during the Tulip Time Muziekparade on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Many thanks to the team pictured above  that helped put it all together. From the right Josh Doornbos, Chuck Doornbos, Derek and Sarah Laird and their two children Josie (3) and Jack (1 1/2) and  Abinet Scholten. Also a huge thank you to Crown Motors for the use of a new Toyota Tundra to pull the float in style.

A new entry that wowed the crowd was the  the Hooligans Flight Team that flew over the parade several times in their T-34s. Featured were approximately 4,000 participants, 160 entries and 25 bands.

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WMRA'S JET FLOAT IN MUZIEKPARADE!

2018-05-07 13:27:40 admin

Join us for the Tulip Time Muziekparade, one of Michigan’s most spectacular parades, Saturday, May 12, at 3:00 p.m. West Michigan Regional Airport’s jet float will be arrayed with tulips and  will be featured among the floats, Dutch Dancers, marching bands and more!

With over 4,000 participants, 170 units and the longest parade route in Michigan, the Muziekparade delights thousands of spectators.

The parade route will begin on Eighth Street and Columbia to Van Raalte to 24th Street.

See you there for a fun-filled afternoon!

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Operation Good Cheer Flies to WMRA

2017-12-04 17:29:11 admin

Operation Good Cheer flies in 100’s of Christmas presents to West Michigan Regional Airport! This is the 11th year Operation Good Cheer has dropped off presents to area agencies’ Bethany Christian Services and Pathways for foster children that live in the surrounding counties. Six planes, loaded with gifts, flew into WMRA. Together, volunteers formed a human chain to remove the presents from the plane to a waiting truck or trunks of cars. A huge party is planned for the foster families where the kids will receive their wrapped presents.

One of the six pilots, Gytis Udrys, that volunteered his Cirrus, landed at WMRA with his daughter, Nora. She quipped, “We’re like modern day Santas!” Her father added, “I really enjoy this day. I get to spend quality time with my daughter and it’s helping kids all over Michigan.”

Thousands of presents were donated and organized through Operation Good Cheer ready to stuff the 243 volunteer planes on this special day. The pilot’s day begins in Pontiac, Michigan and they will cover all of Michigan and the U.P.

 

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A GREAT DAY FOR FLYING!

2017-08-31 16:50:27 admin

The Wings of Mercy CareAffaire fundraiser at Tulip City Air Service, West Michigan Regional Airport was a huge success! People of all ages attended setting a record crowd! There were well over 100 participants in the Runway 5K. Over 700 delicious pancake breakfasts were served by the Holland Lions Club. Kids ages 8-17 were given free flights by the Young Eagles Club and jet and helicopter rides were enjoyed by adults and children. It couldn’t have been a more beautiful sunny day and approximately $30,000 was donated to Wings Mercy.

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WINGS OF MERCY CAREAFFAIRE FUNRAISER AT WMRA

2017-08-22 10:26:43 admin

All of West Michigan is invited to the 2017 Holland CareAffaire benefiting Wings of Mercy. The event will be held at the West Michigan Regional Airport, 60 Geurink Blvd. on Saturday, August 26 from 8:00 am to Noon. This year’s event will include:

4th Annual Runway 5K Run
For registration go to www.wingsofmercy.com. The cost is $30 and includes a sweat wicking run t-shirt and a pancake breakfast.

EAA Young Eagles First Flight Experience
Free flights will be provided for children ages 8 to 17 by EAA pilots. A parent or guardian must be present to sign the registration form. For more information visit their website at EAA Young Eagles Program.

Airplane and Helicopter Rides
Provided by Wings of Mercy pilots and commercial pilots, these rides require an additional donation and are intended for adults and children under 8 accompanied by an adult.

Pancake Breakfast Prepared by the Holland Lions
Tickets for the breakfast are $6 or $25 for a family of up to 6 people.

Free Make and Take Models
Make and Take Models are provided for kids by the West Michigan International Plastic Model Society.

All proceeds will benefit Wings of Mercy, a faith based, non-profit, volunteer pilot organization dedicated to helping people in need have access to life-saving
healthcare by arranging free flights to distant medical facilities. Not only does this event raise much needed funds, it also helps get the word out about the services Wings of Mercy provides so they can better serve our West Michigan community.

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