WISCASSET MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
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:
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 February 1, 2011)
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.
Airport Master Plan & Airport Layout Plan
An Airport Master Plan is a study used to determine the long-term development plans for an airport. Because air transportation is a vital community industry, it is important that the requirements for new or improved airports be anticipated. It is also essential to reserve adequate resources to meet identified needs. Airport master planning is a critical tool in determining needs and programming development at individual airports. The Master Plan forms the basis for the development of the Airport Layout Plan.
The Airport Layout Plan (ALP for short) is a scaled drawing of existing and proposed land and facilities necessary for the operation and development of the airport. The ALP shows boundaries and proposed additions to all areas owned or controlled by the airport operator for airport purposes, the location and nature of existing and proposed airport facilities and structures, and the location on the airport of existing and proposed non‑aviation areas and improvements thereon. It reflects the airport sponsor’s long-term (20 year) vision for the airport.
The Airport Master Plan process provides opportunities for political entities and the public to participate in the development of aviation plans. It provides a framework for individual airport development programs consistent with short, intermediate, and long-range airport system requirements and determines future financial requirements.
An Airport Master Plan addresses the development needs for a 20-year time period. Updates are often necessary as the dynamic conditions of the industry are reflected in activity and future needs. The Airport Master Plan is a community's concept of the long-term development of its airport. It graphically displays the concept and reports the data and logic upon which the plan is based. The plans are prepared to support the modernization of existing airports and the creation of new ones.
The master planning process considers the needs and demands of airport tenants, users, and the general public. The guiding principle of the airport master planning process is the development of a safe and efficient airport. It must also be responsive to area-wide comprehensive transportation planning.
The Wiscasset Municipal Airport Draft Master Plan Update is the Town's plan for the development of the Airport over the next 20 years. The draft plan includes the following elements:
The links below provide access to each of the reports chapters, including the various appendices.
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