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GVSU, WMAA partner to advance STEM education, Grand Valley State University, February 17, 2016

The 44 State Champs, Bridge, The Center for Michigan, February 9, 2016

Women inspire next generation of pilots, WOOD, November 2, 2015

W. MI students chat with astronauts aboard ISS, WOOD, October 23, 2015

Aviation student surprised with $100K scholarship to Western Michigan University, MLive, April 30, 2015

Burris family aviation scholarship will send air academy grads to WMU, Western Michigan University, April 20, 2015

West Michigan Aviation Academy serving demand for pilots, WZZM, March 9, 2015

Veterans, students gather for Talons Out Honor Flight’s ‘Spirit of Grand Rapids’ announcement, MLive, February 11, 2015

In 2015, every child in a quality school, Detroit News, January 15, 2015

West Michigan Aviation Academy gets aircraft, $150,000 scholarship donation, MLive, December 4, 2014

Grand Rapids charter school uses aviation to entice, inspire students, Detroit Free Press, June 29, 2014

NASA astronaut, flight director, offer dramatic tale of Apollo 13 mission at charter school gala, MLive, May 22, 2014

West Michigan Aviation Academy Prepares To Graduate Its First Class, Fox 17, May 12, 2014

Apollo 13 commander, flight director, keynote speakers for West Michigan Aviation Academy gala, MLive, March 31, 2014

Winging it: Use aviation in education? Grand Rapids charter school finds that the idea can fly, Crain’s Detroit Business, March 9, 2014

West Michigan Aviation Academy boys basketball team takes flight under female coach, MLive, February 17, 2014

Gulfstream pledges $240,000 in scholarships to grads of Dick Devos’ aviation school, MLive, February 7, 2014

Dick DeVos’ aviation charter school partners with college for students to earn early credits, MLive, January 14, 2014

West Michigan Aviation Programs Grow Amid Shortage of Pilots, Technicians, MBiz, January 5, 2014

Video, Expect Success From West Michigan Aviation Academy; Young pilots big dreams, Maranda Where You Live, aired June, 18 2013

Video, West Michigan Students Get A Shot At Flying, Fox 17, News, aired June, 8 2013

Video, Showcasing The Leaders of Tomorrow, Maranda Where You Live, aired May, 15 2013

Private Aviation + Public School = Success, Experimental Aircraft Association, Mac’s Blog, J. Mac McClellan, Editor-In-Chief

Grooming professional students, Maranda Where You Live, aired March, 26 2013

Students born to soar, Maranda Where You Live,aired March, 13 2013

Teacher of the week, George Pavey, Fox 17 News; aired March 22, 2013

While the school has a strong aviation focus, it’s not just for aspiring pilots. The school is for anyone looking for a new, challenging, rewarding way to learn.
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West Michigan Aviation Academy Attracts More Students, Fox 17 News; aired March 13, 2013

Students Get Hands-On Engineering Experience, Fox 17 News; aired February 21, 2013

iPads for all West Michigan Aviation Academy students coming this fall, MLive, June 20, 2012

West Michigan Aviation Academy to dedicate third expansion phase, MLive, October 12, 2012

West Michigan Aviation Academy launches athletic program with cross country teams, MLive, October 2, 2012

West Michigan Aviation Academy receives state aeronautics commission’s Award of Excellence, MLive, September 13, 2012