aviation

12:06 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Land purchase for Kalamazoo airport expansion could be approved next week

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90% of cost will be covered by a federal grant, another 5% from state funding
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Four months after the plan was first presented to Kalamazoo County commissioners, the board is expected to approve a 68.7 acre expansion to the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Airport Tuesday with the assistance of $1.16 million in federal funds.
2:26 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Air Zoo to restore rare World War II fighter plane

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The plane crashed into Lake Michigan during a training flight in 1944.
KALAMAZOO, MI - About 50 Air Zoo volunteers will strip mussels and rust off of a World War II era "Wildcat" fighter plane, which had been sitting at the bottom of Lake Michigan for the past 68 years. The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation announced Monday that the Air Zoo has been selected to restore the Eastern Aircraft FM-2 "Wildcat," Bureau Number 57039.