Sparta Municipal Airport

The Paul C. Miller Airport in Sparta (8D4) is an important West Michigan transportation hub. With 24-hour 100LL fuel and mogas, a flight school and a full-time FBO with aircraft maintenance on the field, our airport is lively, vibrant, and contributing to our local economy. Local tax dollars are NOT used to operate the Airport. We are one of a few in Michigan that can make that claim!

Note: Any Non-Profit listed below is in no way affiliated or supported by the Village of Sparta. They are however located at the airport and are listed on this site for that reason.

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! Many farmers and others with equipment come and buy Ethanol Free fuel.

What's wrong with ethanol?

Ethanol itself is corrosive to rubber and plastics. Leaving ethanol-laden fuel in your equipment or vehicle for an extended period of time can cause all kinds of damage. When ethanol is mixed with gasoline, and then left to sit for a long period of time (such as in a snowblower during the summer), it separates itself from the gasoline and binds with water. This becomes a deadly mixture for not just the rubber and plastic tubes, but for the entire engine itself.

100 LL (Low Lead) is used by most piston-engine airplanes.

92 Ethanol Free (mogas)is used in some planes and equipment.

Once you enter the automatic gate you need to use your flashers and use extreme caution. Airplanes ALWAYS have the right of way.

Yes, We have great rates that are very competitive for land leases. Call us at 616-887-5744. We are here to help!

We have several styles of hangars. Rental rates range from $31.50 to $300.00 per month.

Contact the Airport Manager by the email below, or phone 616-887-5744.

Paul C. Miller Airport Contact Information

Airport Manager: Marty Coaker

9100 Vinton Ave. NW
Sparta, MI 94345

Phone: (616) 887-5744
Fax: (616) 887-1114
Email: airportmanager@spartami.org

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Instagram: @FlySparta

Facebook: @FlySpartaMI

EAA Chapter 704 at Sparta Airport

EAA 704Welcome to Sparta EAA Chapter 704

Whether you fly, build, restore or simply enjoy airplanes and aviation, you are welcome to attend our events and join our chapter. We are a group of aviation enthusiasts, aircraft builders, and pilots who get together with like minded people to share ideas, exchange information, encourage safety, serve the local aviation community and have a lot of fun doing so.

Please come to our next meeting or event as our guest. We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Terminal Building at the Sparta Airport. For more information on our chapter, please contact our president, Paul Kovalak.

About EAA

Our chapter is part of the worldwide network of EAA chapters. EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world's most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA's 170,000 plus members enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. To find out more about EAA and our programs and services, please visit the EAA websites at the links below.

Sparta FBO Piper Cherokee
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Flight Training at Sparta

Sparta FBO

Available for Rent:

Piper Cherokee
N5580W
$130 / Hour Wet

Cessna 172
N739ER
$130 / Hour Wet

Cessna 172
N9173H
$140 / Hour Wet

1966 PA30 Piper Twin Comanche
N7900Y
$225 / hour wet
$65/ hour instruction

To Rent, contact Mark Schmitt, CFII:
Phone: (616) 308-3967
Email: Mark Schmitt

Sparta Aircraft Maintenance FBO

Now offering Major and Minor maintenance from Annuals to complete restorations.

For maintenance, contact Roy Matthews, A&P IA:
Phone: (989) 506-8874

Visit the links below for more details.

Sparta FBO Rentals
Sparta FBO Website

West Michigan Flight Academy

Available for Rent:

1966 Cessna 172H
N122KS
IFR - Ready
$125/hr

1972 Cessna 150L
N17098
VFR - Only
$100/hr

1965 Piper Cherokee
N6520W
IFR - Ready
$125/hr

Call West Michigan Flight Academy to rent:
Phone: (616) 633-3179
Email: West Michigan Flight Academy

Visit the links below for more details.

West Michigan Flight Academy Rentals
West Michigan Flight Academy Website

Courtesy Car Available

The airport is pleased to announce that it has added a courtesy car for use by pilots visiting the Paul C. Miller Sparta Municipal Airport. This car is available by contacting the Airport Manager and setting up a reservation. There is no fee for use of the car, for more information please see the policy and use form below.

Club Planes at Sparta

140 Club – Cessna 172

Delta Aviators – Cessna 182