By Tom Foster
Minnesota Flyer 

Airport of the Month: Grand Rapids


Tom Foster

Grand Rapids Airport

One way to get to Grand Rapids might be to "follow the yellow brick road". Judy Garland was born there and became famous for portraying Dorothy in the "Wizard of Oz".

Her fully restored birth place is a museum that's opened to the public, and part of a city street is actually paved with yellow bricks. Scare Crow, Lion and Tin Man were good company for Dorothy and Toto, but flying to the Grand Rapids-Itasca County Airport would sure be an easier way to travel. Airport facilities include a primary runway over 5700 feet long, that's equipped with an Instrument Landing System (ILS) and ap...

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