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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:Tiedown, Hangar, Parking, Ramp
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Minimum Fuel Prices

100LL$ 6.59  (full serve service)
Jet-A$ 7.26  (full serve service)

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Runway 08L/26R

Dimensions:5001 x 100ft. / 1524.3 x 30.5mWeight Bearing Cap: Single wheel: 110000 lb
Surface:asphalt, grooved, in excellent conditionRunway Edge Lights:medium
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
08L786.2ft. MSL
87° mag
81° true
0.1% down
non-precisionrunway end identifier: REIL is present
visual glide slope: 4-Box/Left-Side VASI
26R783.8ft. MSL
267° mag
261° true
0.1% up
non-precisionvisual glide slope: 4-Box/Left-Side VASI
runway end identifier: REIL is present

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
87° mag
81° true
0.0% down
precisionapproach: 1400ft/Medium-Intensity/Runway Alignment Indicators
runway visual range: Touchdown, Rollout
26L789.3ft. MSL
267° 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
177° mag
171° true
0.1% up
No Dataprecisionrunway end identifier: REIL is present
runway visual range: Rollout
visual glide slope: 4-Box/Left-Side VASI
35789.3ft. MSL
357° mag
351° true
0.1% down
No Dataprecisionrunway visual range: Touchdown, Rollout
visual glide slope: 4-Light/Right-Side PAPI
approach: 1400ft/Medium-Intensity/Runway Alignment Indicators

Business/Service Information

Name LocationFreq. MonitoredMain Phone
Club in Formation (KGRR)
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Hawks Flying Club
      Mayday Avionics
      • Maintenance
      • Sales
      On field: W
      Mohawk Flying Club
        On field: N
        Signature Flight Support
        • $6.59
        • $7.26
        On field: W
        ARINC: 130.525616-336-4711
        Signature TECHNICAir
        • Maintenance
        On field: N
        West MI Aviation Academy
          On field: NW
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          Services at this airport:

          Engine Repair: MajorAirframe Repair: MajorBulk Oxygen: High
          Fuel: 100LL Low-Lead, Jet A
          Transportation: Courtesy Car, Crew Car, Limousine, Public, Shuttle Bus
          Rental Cars: 
          EnterpriseBook Now! 866-315-9155
          NationalBook Now! 866-315-9155
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          Operations: Helicopter
          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:06W (2020)
          ARTCC:Chicago (ZAU)
          FSS:Lansing (LAN)
          NOTAM Facility:GRR
          Approach/Departure Control Facility
          Pattern Altitude: No data provided. Assume 1000 AGL
          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; REIL Rys 08l; 17 & 26r & MALSR Rys 08r; 26l & 35 - CTAF

          Aircraft & Activity

          Based GA Aircraft

          Single Engine:34
          Multi Engine:8

          Airport Activity

          GA Local:12,721
          GA Itinerant:25,791
          Air Taxi:17,747

          (12-month period ending on 12/31/2016)

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          Contact Addresses

          Owner:Airport Manager:
          Gerald R Ford International Airport AuthorityJames R. Gill
          5500 44th St Se5500 44th St Se
          Grand Rapids, MI 49512Grand Rapids, MI 49512
          616-233-6000 (Office) 616-233-6000 (Office)