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KGRR Gerald R Ford International Airport
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

GOING TO GRAND RAPIDS?


FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 08 NOVEMBER 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: GRR
Lat/Long: 42-52-51.0000N / 085-31-22.1000W
42-52.850000N / 085-31.368333W
42.8808333 / -85.5228056
(estimated)
Elevation: 793.6 ft. / 241.9 m (surveyed)
Variation: 06W (2020)
From city: 6 miles SE of GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 49512

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 05/1963
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: CHICAGO CENTER
FSS: LANSING FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: GRR (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Lights: 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.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Fire and rescue: ARFF index C
International operations: customs landing rights airport
MON-FRI TWO HRS PPR FOR CUSTOMS CALL 616-942-5245,
PAGER 616-249-5380. CALL PRIOR TO 1600 ON PRECEDING
FRIDAY FOR AFTER HOURS SVC.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 135.65
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 118.725
WX ASOS: 118.725 (616-575-1953)
GRAND RAPIDS GROUND: 121.8 [0530-0000]
GRAND RAPIDS TOWER: 135.65 339.8 [0530-0000]
GRAND RAPIDS APPROACH: 124.6(NORTH) 128.4(SOUTH) 257.6 [0530-0000]
GRAND RAPIDS DEPARTURE: 124.6(NORTH) 128.4(SOUTH) 257.6 [0530-0000]
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 119.3
AS ASSIGNED: 125.65
CLASS C: 124.6(NORTH) 128.4(SOUTH) 257.6
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
IC: 128.4(SOUTH)
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY CHICAGO ARTCC ON FREQS 128.4/257.6 (GRAND RAPIDS RCAG) WHEN APCH CTL CLSD.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
VIOr353/5.8VICTORY VOR/DME115.9504W
MKGr128/28.5MUSKEGON VORTAC115.2001W
PMMr046/35.8PULLMAN VOR/DME112.1000E
AZOr003/38.7KALAMAZOO VOR/DME109.0001W

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
KNOBS268/6.426306WGR --. .-.

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: HIGH
Bulk oxygen: HIGH

Runway Information

Runway 8R/26L

Dimensions: 10001 x 150 ft. / 3048 x 46 m
Surface: concrete/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 62 /R/B/W/T
Double wheel: 190.0
Double tandem: 350.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 8R  RUNWAY 26L
Latitude: 42-52.597993N42-52.846827N
Longitude: 085-32.531402W085-30.318638W
Elevation: 791.5 ft.789.3 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 087 magnetic, 081 true267 magnetic, 261 true
Declared distances: TORA:10000 TODA:10000 ASDA:10000 LDA:10000TORA:10000 TODA:10000 ASDA:10000 LDA:10000
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdown, rollouttouchdown, rollout
Approach lights: MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lightsMALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILSILS
Obstructions: none24 ft. bldg, 1170 ft. from runway, 260 ft. left of centerline, 40:1 slope to clear

Runway 17/35

Dimensions: 8501 x 150 ft. / 2591 x 46 m
Surface: concrete/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 60 /R/B/W/T
Double wheel: 190.0
Double tandem: 350.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 17  RUNWAY 35
Latitude: 42-53.371842N42-51.988455N
Longitude: 085-31.155352W085-30.867842W
Elevation: 782.3 ft.789.3 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 177 magnetic, 171 true357 magnetic, 351 true
Declared distances: TORA:8501 TODA:8501 ASDA:8501 LDA:8501TORA:8501 TODA:8501 ASDA:8501 LDA:8501
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdown, rollouttouchdown, rollout
Approach lights: MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Runway end identifier lights: yesno
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS

Runway 8L/26R

Dimensions: 5001 x 100 ft. / 1524 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 45 /F/C/X/T
Single wheel: 110.0
Double wheel: 160.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 8L  RUNWAY 26R
Latitude: 42-53.329823N42-53.454173N
Longitude: 085-32.411565W085-31.304908W
Elevation: 786.2 ft.783.8 ft.
Gradient: 0.1%0.1%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 087 magnetic, 081 true267 magnetic, 261 true
Declared distances: TORA:5000 TODA:5000 ASDA:5000 LDA:5000TORA:5000 TODA:5000 ASDA:5000 LDA:5000
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-box VASI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-box VASI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: GERALD R FORD INTL ARPT AUTH
5500 44TH ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49512
Phone 616-233-6000
Manager: JAMES R. GILL
5500 44TH ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49512
Phone 616-233-6000

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 88
Single engine airplanes: 32
Multi engine airplanes: 6
Jet airplanes: 46
Helicopters: 4
    
Aircraft operations: avg 226/day *
31% commercial
30% transient general aviation
20% air taxi
17% local general aviation
1% military
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2017

Additional Remarks

TWY F NORTH OF TWY V, TWY J BTN TWY F & TWY J3 & TWY G CLSD TO AIRCRAFT OVER 100,000 LBS; TWY F SOUTH OF TWY V & TWY J EAST OF TWY F & WEST OF TWY J3 CLSD TO ACFT OVER 47,000 LBS.
TWY R NORTH OF TWY D, TWY Y NORTH OF TWY D, TWY Z NORTH OF TWY D AND TWY N ARE NON-MOVEMENT AREAS.
PUSHBACK ADVISORIES ON THE TERMINAL RAMP ARE NOT PRVDD BY ATC.
SNOW REMOVAL PERSONNEL WILL MONITOR CTAF WHEN TWR IS CLSD.
TWY Y 400 FT NORTH OF TWY D CLSD TO ACFT OVER 100,000 LBS.; TWY R NORTH OF TWY D CLSD TO ACFT OVER 175,000 LBS.
AIR CARRIER APRON CLOSED TO GA AIRCRAFT.
CTC FBO FOR THEIR HRS OF OPN.
BIRDS ON & INVOF ARPT.
NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES: RY 08R DEP ON RY HEADING UNTIL REACHING THE HWY EAST OF ARPT; RY 26L ON APCH TO ARPT TURN FINAL AT HWY EAST OF ARPT.
PPR FOR ACFT WITH 171 FT WINGSPAN OR LARGER.

Instrument Procedures

NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.

NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use from 8 November 2018 at 0901Z to 6 December 2018 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 08R   download (241KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 26L   download (291KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 35   download (294KB)
ILS RWY 35 (SA CAT I - II)   download (271KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 08L   download (233KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 08R   download (236KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 17   download (224KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 26L   download (230KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 26R   download (225KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 35   download (241KB)
VOR RWY 17   download (222KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available   download (27KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (71KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (181KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

9D9 - Hastings Airport (15 nm SE)
8D4 - Paul C Miller-Sparta Airport (16 nm NW)
6D6 - Greenville Municipal Airport (20 nm NE)
Y70 - Ionia County Airport (21 nm E)
35D - Padgham Field Airport (25 nm SW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 12-Nov-2018
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:0112:01
Sunrise07:3112:31
Sunset17:2122:21
Evening civil twilight17:5122:51

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  13-Nov-2018 01:36:41
Local (UTC-5)  12-Nov-2018 20:36:41
 
METAR
KGRR 130053Z 34008KT 10SM -SN OVC023 00/M05 A3027 RMK AO2 SNB50 SLP259 P0000 T00001050
TAF
KGRR 121740Z 1218/1318 30006KT P6SM OVC015 FM122100 32006KT P6SM OVC025 FM130400 33008KT P6SM VCSH BKN035 FM131100 34008KT P6SM -SHSN BKN025
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On the Grand River east of Lake Michigan lies Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids has a hiking and cycling trail along the Grand River. Along with a tropical conservatory and multiple gardens. On a cold snowy day enjoy a trip to the Grand Rapids Art Museum. This city is famous for its many breweries scattered around the town. 40 Minutes to the west of Grand Rapids is Grand Haven, a beach town known as the Coast Guard City. Famous for its natural beauty, Grand Haven is a city full of history, culture and festivals on the shores of Lake Michigan.
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