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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:

Disadvangtage Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Policy Statement:

click here to view

 

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:

$0.00

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

$50.00

Hangar Storage (monthly):

$225

Hangar Storage (nightly):

$25

Apron Tie Down (monthly):

$30

Apron Tie Down (nightly):

$10.00

Conference Room Rental:

$25/day (4 hours or longer)

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

$0.20/sf

Hangar Land Lease (developed with water/septic):

$0.25/sf

Hangar Land Lease (undeveloped):

$0.05/sf

Aircraft Oil:

As posted in FBO

Fuel:

Guaranteed as posted on Airnav.com

 

History

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.

Year

Project

Notes

1958

Land Acquisition

Harold Campbell, 1st Selectman

Relocation Of Chewonki Neck Road

Helen C. Erskine, Town Clerk

Design Turf Runway

David Soule, Town Attorney

1961

Construct Turf Landing Strip

2,600 feet long x 250 feet wide

 

 

Designated Runway 4-22

1962

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)

 

1964

Apron Expansion

 

1968

Runway Extension

Runway now 3,400 feet x 75 feet

Acquired Land

 

Expanded Aircraft Apron

 

1975

Purchased Land For Non-Directional Radio Beacon

Site located off Route 27 in Edgecomb

1982

Runway Overlay

Runway now designated 7-25

1985

Airport Master Plan Update

 

1990

Town Acquired Terminal Building

Formerly Weight Watchers Building

1994

Conduct Airport Master Plan Study

 

1995

Remove Obstructions

 

1996

Expand Apron & Construct Taxiway

Taxiway connects apron to Runway 25

1997

Improve Runway Safety Area

 

1999

Airport Master Plan Update

 

2001

Acquire Land For Taxiway Extension

Former Soule Property

2003

Extend Taxiway (Design)

 

2005

Extend Taxiway (Phase I)

 

2006

Extend Taxiway (Phase II)

Airport now has full length parallel taxiway

2007

Replace Rotating Beacon

 

Replace Hazard Beacon

Whaleback Ridge in Woolwich

2008

Decommission NDB

FAA issued formal land release

2009

Construct Snow Removal Equipment Building

 

2014

Airport Master Plan Update

Grant approved in 2010

2014

Environmental Assessment

Grant approved in 2013

 

 

 

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