7.17.14: Ford International Airport celebrates turning 50
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport opened the runways at its current location on November 23, 1963. To commemorate 50 years of service in the West Michigan area, the Airport, in partnership with Special Olympics Michigan is holding a 50th Anniversary Airport Day and Plane Pull.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on GFIA grounds. All celebration activities will take place at the Air Cargo and Trade Center located on the east side of the airfield, accessible from Thornapple River Drive.
In addition to the Plane Pull event, GFIA is hosting an Airport Day complete with static aircraft displays, skydivers, kids’ activities, giveaways and a tent offering 50-cent hot dogs, chips and other foods.
GFIA Executive Director Brian Ryks, said that they have been celebrating their 50th anniversary throughout the year, but this celebration is to thank the West Michigan community for supporting the local airport and local jobs.
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