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Gerald R Ford International Airport

Grand Rapids, MI

Phone: 616-233-6000
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Attendance: Attended
Year-round, 7 Days a Week,All
Tower:ATCT plus Terminal Radar Approach Control, 18 hrs/day, everyday, year-roundTower Hrs: 0530-0000Secondary Depart. Control Hrs: 0000-0530Primary Depart. Control Hrs: 0530-0000Secondary Approach Control Hrs: 0000-0530Primary Approach Control Hrs: 0530-0000
Elevation:794 ft (242.0 m) (Surveyed)
Location:6.00 mi. SE of Grand Rapids
Beacon: Present (white-green)
Instrument Procedures:ILS, LOC, VOR, RNAV, GPS
Runways:08L/26R, 08R/26L, 17/35
Longest paved runway: 10000 ft
Fees:No data
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Minimum Fuel Prices

100LL$ 6.89  (full serve service)
Jet-A$ 6.49  (full serve service)

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Runway 08L/26R

Dimensions:5000 x 100ft. / 1524.0 x 30.5mWeight Bearing Cap: Single wheel: 52000 lb
Surface:concrete, grooved, in poor conditionRunway Edge Lights:medium
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
08L786.2ft. MSL
85° mag
81° true
0.1% down
non-precisionvisual glide slope: 4-Box/Left-Side VASI
runway end identifier: REIL is present
26R783.8ft. MSL
265° mag
261° true
0.1% up
non-precisionrunway end identifier: REIL is present
visual glide slope: 4-Box/Left-Side VASI

Runway 08R/26L

Dimensions:10000 x 150ft. / 3048.0 x 45.7mWeight Bearing Cap:
Surface:concrete, grooved, in good conditionRunway Edge Lights:high
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
08R791.4ft. MSL
85° mag
81° true
0.0% down
precisionapproach: 1400ft/Medium-Intensity/Runway Alignment Indicators
runway visual range: Touchdown, Rollout
26L789.3ft. MSL
265° mag
261° true
0.0% up
precisionapproach: 1400ft/Medium-Intensity/Runway Alignment Indicators
visual glide slope: 4-Light/Left-Side PAPI
runway visual range: Touchdown, Rollout
ILSBuilding, 260 ft Left of center, 24 ft high, 1,170 ft from end, 40:1 clearance slope

Runway 17/35

Dimensions:8501 x 150ft. / 2591.1 x 45.7mWeight Bearing Cap:
Surface:concrete, grooved, in good conditionRunway Edge Lights:high
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
17782.4ft. MSL
175° mag
171° true
0.1% up
No Dataprecisionvisual glide slope: 4-Box/Left-Side VASI
runway end identifier: REIL is present
35789.3ft. MSL
355° mag
351° true
0.1% down
No Dataprecisionrunway visual range: Touchdown
visual glide slope: 4-Light/Right-Side PAPI
approach: 1400ft/Medium-Intensity/Runway Alignment Indicators

Business/Service Information

Name LocationFreq. MonitoredMain Phone
Landmark Aviation
  • Maintenance
  • $6.89
  • $6.49
On field: W
UNICOM: 122.95
ARINC: 131.275
Mayday Avionics
  • Maintenance
  • Sales
On field: W
UNICOM: 122.95
Mohawk Flying Club
  • Rentals
On field: N
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Services at this airport:

Engine Repair: MajorAirframe Repair: MajorBulk Oxygen: High
Fuel: 100LL Low-Lead, Jet A
Transportation: Limousine, Public, Shuttle Bus
Rental Cars: 
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Customs: International Landing Rights

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    Operations & More Information

    Lat/Long:N42 52.8500' / W85 31.3683'
    Charts:NACO: Chicago Sectional
    Mag Var:04W (1985)
    ARTCC:Chicago (ZAU)
    FSS:Lansing (LAN)
    NOTAM Facility:GRR
    Approach/Departure Control Facility
    Pattern Altitude:Light Aircraft: 1600 MSL; Heavy Aircraft: 2000 MSL
    Wind Indicator:Lighted
    Seg. Circle:No
    Lighting:Pilot Activated Lighting:
    • high intensity: 7 clicks in 5 secs
    • medium intensity: 5 clicks in 5 secs
    • low intensity: 3 clicks in 5 secs
    When ATCT Clsd Actvt HIRL Rys 08r/26l & 17/35; MIRL Ry 08l/26r; VASI Rys 08l; 17 & 26r; PAPI Rys 26l & 35; REIL Rys 08l; 17 & 26r & MALSR Rys 08r; 26l & 35 - CTAF

    Aircraft & Activity

    Based GA Aircraft

    Single Engine:36
    Multi Engine:8

    Airport Activity

    GA Local:7,375
    GA Itinerant:24,105
    Air Taxi:28,130

    (12-month period ending on 12/31/2013)

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    Contact Addresses

    Owner:Airport Manager:
    Kent County Dept of AeronauticsBrian D. Ryks
    5500 44th St Se5500 44th St Se
    Grand Rapids, MI 49512Grand Rapids, MI 49512
    616-233-6000 (Office) 616-233-6000 (Office)