Roben–Hood Airport (IATA: WBR, ICAO: KRQB, FAA LID: RQB) is a public airport located two miles (3 km) northwest of the central business district of Big Rapids, a city in Mecosta County, Michigan, United States. It is owned by the City of Big Rapids. It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a local general aviation facility.Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Roben–Hood Airport is assigned RQB by the FAA and WBR by the IATA.
== History ==
If one looks at the total historical progression of the airport, one is struck with the impression that this airport has gone through a series of up and down cycles that occurred generally because of forces and opportunities that were external to the area, such as grants from state and federal sources.
(Airport Infos by Wikipedia)
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