Grand Haven Memorial Airpark

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Grand Haven Memorial Airpark
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Grand Haven
Operator E2 Technologies, Inc
Serves Grand Haven, Michigan
Location 16446 Comstock St Grand Haven, MI 49417
Elevation AMSL 604 ft / 184 m
Coordinates 43°02′02″N 086°11′53″W / 43.03389°N 86.19806°W / 43.03389; -86.19806
Website https://www.facebook.com/grandhavenmemorialairport/
Map
3GM is located in Michigan
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Location of airport in Michigan/United States
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 3,750 1,143 Asphalt
18/36 2,060 628 Asphalt

Grand Haven Memorial Airpark (FAA LID: 3GM) is a public airport owned and operated by the City of Grand Haven located 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of Grand Haven, Michigan, United States. The airport is uncontrolled, and is used for general aviation purposes. It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a local general aviation facility.[1]

The airport is located ideally near the Grand Haven beach. The busy season is during the summer when the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival is going on. Also, the airport holds an annual Dawn Patrol/Pancake Breakfast/Fly-In during the second weekend of August. Airplanes from all over Michigan fly in. The breakfast includes pancakes, sausages, eggs, juice and coffee.

Active associations at the airport include the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter 211 and the Grand Haven Aviation Association. The airport has courtesy bikes to those who fly in. Additionally, radio controlled aircraft operations are permitted on the northwest side of runway 18 only if they are a member of the Aircraft Model Association.

100% of the operations are general aviation. There are 64 hangars on the airport grounds, including a full-service A & P maintenance shop.

Along the driveway, there is a static display of a USAF F-100 Super Sabre jet, painted in USAF Thunderbird colors, that was donated in 1969.[2] The jet was refurbished the summer of 2016 by local Grand Haven Aviation Association Members.

F-100 Super Sabre on static display at Grand Haven Memorial Airpark (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). FAA.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  2. ^ [1]

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