Gerald R. Ford Airport Viewing Park, Grand Rapids

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The GFIA Viewing Area is located on the south side of the airfield and provides a great view of aircraft using both long runways as well as the air carrier ramp. While there, tune your radio to 1650 AM to listen as the Air Traffic Controllers communicate with pilots and ground crews.

The viewing area is open from dawn until dusk and is accessed by taking Kraft Avenue north from 52nd Street.
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  • Hands down one of my favourite locations in Grand Rapids (actually in Kentwood). The remodel they did of the airport park and the family friendliness is incredible. During the past few months when.....  more
    Hands down one of my favourite locations in Grand Rapids (actually in Kentwood). The remodel they did of the airport park and the family friendliness is incredible. During the past few months when.....  more »
  • I remember watching the air planes at the air port when I was a child. My goodness, now there is a picnic area, lots of great parking. The air planes still look too big and the engines are still... 
    I remember watching the air planes at the air port when I was a child. My goodness, now there is a picnic area, lots of great parking. The air planes still look too big and the engines are still...  more »
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  • Planes landing & taking off.
  • So cool! I think it would be cool to visit here at night but I get it. This is a really nice place to view the planes. One time I came here, there was a bunch of cars that came and they were making a lot of noise. I don't want to hear a bunch of cars revving their engine but oh well. Good place to bring kids. Great for the whole family.

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