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2015 Tulip Time Muziekparade

Spring brings Tulip Time in Holland and the West Michigan Regional Airport's jet float will join Dutch Dancers, marching bands, floats and more at the spectacular Muziekparade on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. The parade delights thousands of spectators...

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Late Summer Groundbreaking Planned

March 10, 2015 – Andrea Goodell, Holland Sentinel After several years of fundraising and planning, the West Michigan Regional Airport Business Center is down to the details. “We’re down to choosing paint colors and tile,” West Michigan Airport Authority Manager Greg...

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“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...

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WMRA Business Center Takes Shape

December 2014 - Andrea Goodell, Holland Sentinel   A welcome center in the works for years could be built this year at the West Michigan Regional Airport. “We went through a pretty extensive visioning process with the building committee and the rest of the team,” said...

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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...

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2014 Zeeland’s Magical Christmas Parade

The magic persevered even though the temperature hit 22 degrees with an even colder wind chill. Zeeland's Magical Christmas Parade began after the annual Christmas-tree lighting of hundreds of tiny white lights on a 29-foot tree. West Michigan Regional Airport's jet...

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Airport Inching Toward New Business Center

November 2014 - Andrea Goodell, Holland Sentinel   Approval of the design contract for a new $2.6 million apron is the next piece of the puzzle for the West Michigan Regional Airport’s new business center. The contract includes survey work, drainage designs,...

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Airport Evolves After Starting as a Grass-Strip Runway

October 2014 - By Annette Manwell, HollandSentinel.com  The West Michigan Regional Airport, once the Tulip City Airport, has evolved from a private grass-strip runway next to a barn in the 1940s, to the busy, growing airport it is today. In 2016, it could look...

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WMAA Land Purchase Approved

October 2014 - By Annette.Manwell, HollandSentinel.com  The West Michigan Regional Airport Business Center has inched one step closer to coming to fruition. The $500,000 purchase of 15.41 acres — where the facility will be built — was approved Monday by the West...

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Agreement with Palisades Approved

September 2014 - The West Michigan Airport Authority (WMAA) approved an agreement with the Palisades Power Plant to act as a second staging site in the event of a major emergency. New federal regulations require nuclear power plants in the U.S. to have one staging...

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Park Township Representative Resigns

September 2014 - Bruce Wickmann, one of three Park Township representatives to the Airport Authority, announced he is resigning from the Board due to a change in residency outside of Park Township. Wickmann will continue his role with the Authority’s Building and...

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New Airport Authority Manager

June 2014 - Greg Robinson has been appointed by the Board to work in a new position as Airport Authority Manager. Greg retired from his position as Holland Assistant City Manager where he also worked on airport projects. He will work part-time in his new role at the...

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