W.K. Kellogg Airport

10:17 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Drones to be controlled from Battle Creek Air National Guard Base

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Community leaders had hoped for C-130 aircraft for Air National Guard base.
A new mission has been ordered up for the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base. The 110th Airlift Wing learned today that it will fly drone aircraft - the MQ-9 Reaper - from the base at W.K. Kellogg Airport, said Col. Ronald Wilson, base commander.
7:33 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Closure of Battle Creek's air traffic control tower would disrupt Western Michigan University's College of Aviation

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Tower in Battle Creek is one of six in Michigan and 238 nationwide that could be shut down as part of automatic federal spending cuts
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BATTLE CREEK, MI - If the planned closure of the W.K. Kellogg's air traffic control tower in Battle Creek goes ahead in April, it won't ground the 38 planes of Western Michigan University's College of Aviation.
7:59 am
Fri March 8, 2013

W.K. Kellogg Airport officials make case to save control tower from budget cuts

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Airport doesn't handle commercial flights. But does have corporate flights and serves Western Michigan University's College of Aviation
W.K. Kellogg Airport must make its case to aviation officials about why the airport's control tower should be spared from closure because of broad federal budget cuts. In a letter this week, the Federal Aviation Administration notified the city of Battle Creek, which operates the airport, that it has until March 13 to respond with a rationale for why the tower should remain open.