The Wiscasset Municipal Airport Featured Across North America in Business View Magazine
Business View Magazine is spotlighting The Wiscasset Municipal Airport in an exclusive feature titled “Good, any time of year”– part of the magazine’s focus on Regional Airports across the U.S.
This in-depth profile describes how the mission of the Wiscasset Airport is to provide the Town of Wiscasset and the surrounding communities with a safe, reliable, and friendly aviation environment and to support the economic development of the region while observing the Airport’s dedication to general aviation.
The Wiscasset Municipal Airport is a public-use airport located three miles southwest of the central business district of Wiscasset, a town in Lincoln County, Maine. The Airport had its beginnings in 1957, when the town purchased several parcels of land from local residents, and in 1958, when it submitted a grant application to the Civil Aeronautics Authority to begin the design process that would eventually become the Airport’s only runway.
For many years, the Airport hosted the Texas Flying Legends, an assemblage of vintage, World War II aircraft. “They had three locations in the country,” says Steve Williams, Chairman of the Airport Committee. “Wiscasset was their summer location; the other two were Houston and Minot, North Dakota. They brought six WWII fighter aircraft that provided an opportunity for a number of aviation groups to work with them to promote this Airport. For a period of about five years, we had air shows.”
Williams says that Wicasset has been lucky over the years to have both dedicated employees and volunteer pilots that have helped move the Airport forward. A couple on our committee have been general contractors who have a knowledge of how to make an airport run. We also have members of this Airport who volunteer for the Maine Department of Transportation Aviation Committee.”
The full article can be found at:
Digital Magazine: https://businessviewmagazine.com/digital-magazines/nov-2020/191/