Faces of West Michigan 2022 Special Section
4211 CASSARD LANE, GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49512 | 616-485-2351 | WARDAV.COM | INFO@WARDAV.COM
Brothers Mark and Sam Ward have used their lifelong passion for flying to fill a business segment void in the West Michigan market. Founded in 2017, Ward Aviation partners with current and potential aircraft owners to match tailored solutions to their mission and values. Transparency throughout the management team creates a clear picture of aircraft ownership, from operating costs and expenses to pilot vetting and hiring, and maintenance and compliance oversight.
In 2022, Ward grew its administrative staff with the addition of Zach Edgar and Nate TenBrink. The Ward Aviation team now has more than 85 years of industry experience and a managed portfolio of over 10 jet, turboprop, and piston aircraft. In the years ahead, the Ward Aviation team hopes to introduce more West Michigan families and companies to the lifestyle enhancements and business results possible with private aviation.