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Because a bad day golfing still beats a good day at work.

Because a bad day golfing still beats a good day at work.

Especially if you are golfing for a great cause. There is still time to register for the Wings of Mercy Charity Golf Outing sponsored by Gerber Collision and Glass. This annual event will be held at The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale on Wednesday, September 12th. Registration begins at 7:30 AM with an 8:30 AM shotgun start. The format is a four person best ball scramble. Lunch will be served after the event. If you would like to  sponsor and/or attend, please fax or email your information to John Schreiber at john.schreiber@gerbercollision.com, 616.204.0398.  You can register online at  https://www.gerbercollision.com/golf-tournament. 

Holland CareAffaire and Runway 5K – Saturday, August 25

Holland CareAffaire and Runway 5K – Saturday, August 25

Make plans now to attend the 2018 Holland CareAffaire and Wings of Mercy Runway 5K. You can register for the 5k online at runsignup.com.  Kids ages 8 -17 can experience their first flight with the EAA Young Eagles.  Registration for Young Eagles flights starts at 8:00 and a parent or guardian must be present to sign a waiver. Breakfast will be prepared by the Holland Lions and served from 8AM to Noon. The cost for breakfast is just $6/person, $25 for a family of up to 6 people. Don’t miss the Vintage Car Club of Holland, the Hooligans Flight Team, model making with the West Michigan International Plastic Model Society and much, much more.

Wings of Mercy FunDay and Runway 5k, Saturday, July 14th

Wings of Mercy FunDay and Runway 5k, Saturday, July 14th

Our next exciting summer event is the Wings of Mercy FunDay and Runway 5K on Saturday, July 14 at Campbell Airport in Grayslake IL.  You can register online for the Lake County Runway 5K by clicking here. Same day registration will be available at 7 AM with the race starting at 8 AM. After that, stick around for a cookout lunch (included with your race registration) served from 10 AM to 3 PM and lots of family fun activities including an airplane and car show, silent auction, pet adoption, police and homeland security dog shows, hayrides, and many more fun activities. Admission for non-racers is just $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 & under and includes choice of hamburger or hotdog with chips and a drink. For more information, visit www.campbell-airport.com and click on the Runway 5k logo.

Dates Set For 2018 Wings Events

Dates Set For 2018 Wings Events

Mark your calendars now for our 2018 summer events.

Muskegon CareAffaire – Pancake Breakfast and Fly-in
Saturday, June 9 – 8 AM to Noon
Run for Wings 5k Walk/Run – 8 AM Start
Online race registration – https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Muskegon/RunForWings5K
Executive Air Transport, Muskegon Co. Airport (KMKG)

Wings of Mercy Fun Day
Saturday, July 14, Lunch Served – 10 AM to 2 PM
Lake County Runway 5k – 8 AM Start
Online race registration – https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Grayslake/LakeCountyRunway5KWalkRace
Campbell Airport, Grayslake, IL (KC81)

Holland CareAffaire Pancake Breakfast and Fly-in
Saturday, August 25 – 8 AM to Noon
Wings of Mercy West Runway 5k – 8 AM Start
Online race registration – https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/WingsofMercyRunway5K
Tulip City Air, West Michigan Regional Airport (KBIV)

 

Giving Wings on Giving Tuesday

Giving Wings on Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 28th, is your opportunity to focus your holiday generosity on the good work being accomplished by charitable organizations. You can help our pilots offer free flights to those in need with an online donation to Wings of Mercy on the 28th, or any other day of the year.  We provide $3 dollars worth of service for every $1 donated; that is a great return on your investment!    Just visit the Miles that Matter page on our website and make a donation today.

2017 Holland CareAffaire on Saturday, August 26th

2017 Holland CareAffaire on Saturday, August 26th

Please join us for the 2017 Holland CareAffaire on Saturday, August 26th from 8:00 AM to Noon at  Tulip City Air Service, West Michigan Regional Airport.  This fun filled day begins with the Wings of Mercy Runway 5K.  Discounted online registration is still available at https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Holland/WingsofMercyRunway5K.  Same day registration and packet pick up will start at 7:00 AM on the 26th. The Holland Lions will have their delicious pancake breakfast available from 8 to Noon.  The Young Eagles free plane rides for kids ages 8-17 will start at 8:30 with registration available on a first come first served basis.  We will also have classic cars and vintage aircraft on display along with plane and helicopter rides for an additional donation. Please join us for this wonderful family event and support a great cause!

Time to Register for the West Michigan Runway 5K

Time to Register for the West Michigan Runway 5K

The 4th annual West Michigan Wings of Mercy Runway 5K is set for Saturday, August 26 at the West Michigan Regional Airport.  The race starts at 8:00 AM sharp.  Register online at runsignup.com.  Packet pick up and same day registration start at 7:00 AM on 26th.  Your registration fee includes a pancake breakfast at the Holland CareAffaire immediately after the race. Please join us for this one of a kind 5K and support a great cause. 

3rd Annual Wings of Mercy FunDay, Saturday, July 15

3rd Annual Wings of Mercy FunDay, Saturday, July 15

Our amazing Chicagoland volunteers are hard at work preparing for the 2017 Wings of Mercy FunDay to be held on Saturday, July 15 at Campbell Airport near Grayslake, IL.  The event starts at 8:00 AM with the Lake County Runway 5K; online registration available at runsignup.com.  Lunch will be served from 10AM to 2PM.  Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 & under and includes your choice of hotdog or hamburger and access to the Airplane and Car Show, Silent Auction, Pet Adoption, Sailor the Dog Show, and many more fun, family activities.

For directions to Campbell Airport click here.  Online registration for Runway 5K click here.

 

October 2018 Flight Log

10/2/2018 KGRR-KUGN George Schraft and Paul Lehman Cessna 310 10/2/2018 KARB-KSAW Steven Melvin and Joshua Easterly Stationair 10/7/2018 KUGN-KGRR George Schraft and Jeremy Backlund Cessna 310 10/7/2018 KGRR-KHOU Tim Fino and Slav Inger Seneca 10/8/2018 KHOU-KGRR Tim...

September 2018 Flights Log

9/1/2018 KRST-KJXN Kevin Dingman and Michael King Duke 9/5/2018 KGRR-KUGN Chad L and Larry Fuerst Skyknight 9/7/2018 KCVX-KARB Mike Miller and Randy Kitzman Meridian 9/8/2018 KUGN-KGRR George Schraft and Jeremy Backlund Cessna 310 9/9/2018 KARB-KFSD Gary...

August 2018 Flights Log

8/2/2018 KFDK-KGRR Ryan Veenstra and Jason Binkowski Socata 8/2/2018 KRST-KTVC Andrew (Drew) Grooters and Larry Fuerst Chancellor 8/5/2018 KMBL-KRST Mike Miller and Clinton (CJ) Miller Meridian 8/9/2018 KGRR-KBOS Andrew (Drew) Grooters and Larry Fuerst Chancellor...

July 2018 Flight Log

7/3/2018 KRST-KFNT Chad L and Larry Fuerst Skyknight 7/8/2018 KCVX-KARB George Schraft and Timothy Brenner Cessna 310 7/9/2018 KSAW-KARB George Schraft and Sam Galanis Aztec 7/9/2018 KARB-KCVX George Schraft and Sam Galanis Aztec 7/10/2018 KARB-KSAW Jerry Baarman and...

June 2018 Flight Log

6/2/2018 KBIV-KHOU Tim Fino and Slav Inger Seneca 6/5/2018 KCVX-KARB Thomas Snow and Jerry Schmidt Archer 6/10/2018 KMKG-KRST John Olson and Richard Terzo Golden Eagle 6/10/2018 KMKG-KRST John Olson and Richard Terzo Golden Eagle 6/11/2018 KRST-KMKG John Olson and...

May 2018 Flight Log

5/2/2018 KGRR-KRST George Schraft and Timothy Brenner Cessna 310 5/4/2018 KRST-KGRR George Schraft and Larry Fuerst Cessna 310 5/6/2018 KMKG-KRST Joshua Feldkamp and Jason Binkowski Cessna 340 5/7/2018 KRST-KMKG Mike Miller and Christopher Gottwald Meridian 5/7/2018...

April 2018 Flight Log

4/8/2018 KFNT-KRST Timothy Brenner and Terry Lutz Cirrus 4/10/2018 KTVC-KARB George Schraft and Frank Clark Cessna 310 4/10/2018 KSAW-KARB Chad L and Larry Fuerst Skyknight 4/12/2018 KRST-KFNT Chad L and Larry Fuerst Skyknight 4/12/2018 KARB-KTVC George Schraft...

March 2018 Flight Log

3/2/2018 KARB-KCMX George Schraft and Larry Fuerst Cessna 310 3/3/2018 KLNS-KBEH Roland Betker and Milford Russell Eclipse 500 LX 3/7/2018 KGRR-KSYR Bob VandenBerge and John Workman Chancellor 3/10/2018 KRST-KTVC Roland Betker Jeff Priebe and Eclipse 500 LX 3/10/2018...

February 2017 Flight Log

2/2/2018 KRST-KTVC Richard Terzo and John Olson Cessna 340 2/2/2018 KBOS-KBIV Bob VandenBerge and Larry Fuerst Citation 2/2/2018 KBIV-KRST Richard Terzo and John Olson Cessna 340 2/11/2018 KRST-KBIV Nick Jilek and Kevin Nelson Merlin IIIB 2/13/2018 KARB-KSAW Scott...

January 2018 Flight Log

1/2/2018 KBIV-KTEB Bob VandenBerge and John Van Baren Citation 1/4/2018 KTVC-KARB George Schraft and Frank Clark Cessna 310 1/6/2018 KARB-KTVC George Schraft and Frank Clark Cessna 310 1/7/2018 KTVC-KRST Jason Morford and Don Brandes Conquest 1/9/2018 KGRR-KONZ Ryan...

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