West Michigan Aviation Academy

Job Type: Audio/Visual, Communications

Client: Education


The West Michigan Aviation Academy is a revolutionary charter school concept located at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, MI.

At WMAA students receive their high school education through the field of aviation with many of them earning both their diploma and pilot’s license. In addition to standard classroom environments, the school features world-class aviation simulators, a fully functioning airplane hanger, and instructors whose backgrounds vary from commercial piloting to Top Gun military flight experience.

Parkway was hired to serve in a design/build capacity for both the electrical and communication systems. Highlights of the project include complete lighting and electrical systems throughout, short-throw video projection systems in the classrooms, and portable AV teaching stations for the teaching staff. The entire project had to be completed on a very tight time frame over a single summer.

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