Pilots at Grand Haven Memorial Airport say they use every inch of its two runways, and shrinking the airport would create a safety concern and limit operations.
Ryan Venhuizen rode in a single engine airplane for the first time as a 15-year-old at a Young Eagles event and now, 26 years later, he brought his kids for their first experience with the program.
The airport will also host an open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free hot dogs will be served.
Amid backlash from supporters of the local airport, the Grand Haven City Council voted this week to pursue a scaled-back study of potential land uses at the city-owned property.
Grand Haven Memorial Airport is hosting a first-ever open house from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Saturday on the airport grounds, 16446 Comstock St.