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The Wiscasset Municipal Airport (international identifier: KIWI) is located within the municipal boundaries of the town of Wiscasset, Maine, in Lincoln County, approximately four miles west of the village (central business district).  The airport is located on Chewonki Neck Road, south of Route 144 and east of U.S. Route 1.  KIWI is approximately 50 miles east of Portland and 12 miles from Boothbay Harbor, Maine and can be accessed by U.S. Route 1 and state highways 27, 144, and 218.  The airport’s deeded property, which was acquired over a number of years starting in 1958, covers approximately 257 acres, including avigation easements.

Addition information about the airport can be found at the following links:

Disadvangtage Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Policy Statement:

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Airport Management and Oversight

The airport’s sponsor (owner/operator) is the Town of Wiscasset.

Airport Manager: Ervin Deck (see staff information above)

Airport Advisory Committee: The airport advisory committee meets on the second Wednesday of every month at the airport. Minutes of past meetings are located in the minute’s section of the town's website. For a current list of member and their terms, click here.

Current Prices and Fees (effective May 1, 2014)

Landing Fee:


Ramp Fee (aircraft with MGTOW 6,000# or greater):


Hangar Storage (monthly):


Hangar Storage (nightly):


Apron Tie Down (monthly):


Apron Tie Down (nightly):


Conference Room Rental:

$25/day (4 hours or longer)

Hangar Land Lease (developed – w/o water/septic):


Hangar Land Lease (developed with water/septic):


Hangar Land Lease (undeveloped):


Aircraft Oil:

As posted in FBO


Guaranteed as posted on



The vision for the airport had its beginnings in 1957 when the town purchased two parcels totaling 106 acres from J.B. Sutter.  The following year the town purchased three more parcels from L.H. Grover (25 acres), E.G. & J.E. Getchell (1.4 acres) and A.H. Weeks (14.5 acres). The airport began in earnest in 1958 when the Board of Selectman, headed by 1st Selectman Harold Campbell submitted a grant application to the then Civil Aeronautics Authority (CAA) for the creation of an airport. This early grant was used to pay for the recently acquired land and to begin the design process that would eventually become the airport’s only runway.  The airport’s official property map (the one recognized by the FAA) can be viewed by clicking the Appendix 3 link below.

Wiscasset Municipal Airport opened in 1961 (exact date unknown at this time) with a 2,600 foot long turf runway originally designated 4-22.  Throughout the years since additional land was acquired, the runway extended and a parallel taxiway constructed. The table below lists various milestones in the history of the airport.





Land Acquisition

Harold Campbell, 1st Selectman

Relocation Of Chewonki Neck Road

Helen C. Erskine, Town Clerk

Design Turf Runway

David Soule, Town Attorney


Construct Turf Landing Strip

2,600 feet long x 250 feet wide



Designated Runway 4-22


Extended And Paved Runway

Runway now 2,800 feet x 75 feet

Installed Runway Edge Lights


Constructed Aircraft Apron


Constructed Stub Taxiway (Apron To Runway)



Apron Expansion



Runway Extension

Runway now 3,400 feet x 75 feet

Acquired Land


Expanded Aircraft Apron



Purchased Land For Non-Directional Radio Beacon

Site located off Route 27 in Edgecomb


Runway Overlay

Runway now designated 7-25


Airport Master Plan Update



Town Acquired Terminal Building

Formerly Weight Watchers Building


Conduct Airport Master Plan Study



Remove Obstructions



Expand Apron & Construct Taxiway

Taxiway connects apron to Runway 25


Improve Runway Safety Area



Airport Master Plan Update



Acquire Land For Taxiway Extension

Former Soule Property


Extend Taxiway (Design)



Extend Taxiway (Phase I)



Extend Taxiway (Phase II)

Airport now has full length parallel taxiway


Replace Rotating Beacon


Replace Hazard Beacon

Whaleback Ridge in Woolwich


Decommission NDB

FAA issued formal land release


Construct Snow Removal Equipment Building



Airport Master Plan Update

Grant approved in 2010


Environmental Assessment

Grant approved in 2013





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