Waukesha County Airport

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Waukesha County International Airport

Greater Milwaukee Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/Operator Waukesha County
Location Waukesha, Wisconsin
Elevation  AMSL 912 ft / 278 m
Website waukeshacounty.gov/airport
Maps
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FAA Airport Diagram
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Location of airport in Wisconsin
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UES (the United States)
Runways
Direction LengthSurface
ftm
10/285,8491,783Concrete
18/363,5991,097Asphalt
Statistics
Aircraft operations (2017)36,896
Based aircraft (2019)144
Sources: FAA [1] and airport website [2]

'Waukesha County Airport/Crites Field( IATA : UES, ICAO : KUES, FAA LID : UES), [3] is a public use airport located two miles (3 km) north of the central business district of Waukesha, a city in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. [1] It is owned and operated by Waukesha County. [2] It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2019–2023, in which it is categorized as a national reliever aviation facility. [4]

An IATA airport code, also known as an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier, is a three-letter geocode designating many airports and metropolitan areas around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The characters prominently displayed on baggage tags attached at airport check-in desks are an example of a way these codes are used.

ICAO airport code four-letter code designating many airports around the world

The ICAOairport code or location indicator is a four-letter code designating aerodromes around the world. These codes, as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization and published in ICAO Document 7910: Location Indicators, are used by air traffic control and airline operations such as flight planning.

Federal Aviation Administration United States Government agency dedicated to civil aviation matters

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is a governmental body of the United States with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation in that nation as well as over its surrounding international waters. Its powers include the construction and operation of airports, air traffic management, the certification of personnel and aircraft, and the protection of U.S. assets during the launch or re-entry of commercial space vehicles. Powers over neighboring international waters were delegated to the FAA by authority of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Flight for Life-Wisconsin announced in October 2007 that it will move its operations to this airport in the summer of 2008. [5]

Flight for Life is a prehospital care service with many bases of operation across the United States. Flight for Life is primarily known for its emergency medical helicopter transport, but also operates a fleet of land vehicles and fixed-wing aircraft for the transport of critically ill patients to specialized medical care. Emergency medical transport via helicopter is an extremely valuable resource for victims of any serious medical condition. Helicopter transport is normally reserved for the most critically injured patients or patients who cannot be reached by traditional means of Emergency medical services. Helicopter transport is also especially useful for the transport of critically wounded patients to specialty medical facilities, such as burn, pediatric, or advanced trauma centers, that may be further away from the location of injury. Many rural communities rely on the speed of the helicopter to reach and evacuate their most serious patients to an available medical center. The helicopter may also be used for search and rescue operations in conjunction with ground units or alone.

Waukesha County Airport's main runway 10/28, was completely reconstructed in the summer of 2015. [6]

Facilities and aircraft

Waukesha County Airport covers an area of 543 acre s (220  ha ) and contains two runways: 10/28 with a concrete pavement measuring 5,849 x 100 ft (1,783 x 30 m) and 18/36 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,599 x 75 ft (1,097 x 23 m). [1] [7]

Acre Unit of area

The acre is a unit of land area used in the imperial and US customary systems. It is traditionally defined as the area of one chain by one furlong, which is exactly equal to 10 square chains, ​1640 of a square mile, or 43,560 square feet, and approximately 4,047 m2, or about 40% of a hectare. Based upon the International yard and pound agreement of 1959, an acre may be declared as exactly 4,046.8564224 square metres. The acre is a statute measure in the United States and was formerly one in the United Kingdom and almost all countries of the former British Empire, although informal use continues.

Hectare Metric unit of area

The hectare is an SI accepted metric system unit of area equal to a square with 100-metre sides, or 10,000 m2, and is primarily used in the measurement of land. There are 100 hectares in one square kilometre. An acre is about 0.405 hectare and one hectare contains about 2.47 acres.

Runway Area of surface used by aircraft to takeoff from and land on

According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a runway is a "defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome prepared for the landing and takeoff of aircraft". Runways may be a man-made surface or a natural surface. Runways, as well as taxiways and ramps, are sometimes referred to as “tarmac,” though very few runways are built using tarmac.

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2017, the airport had 36,896 aircraft operations, an average of 101 per day: 91% general aviation, 8% air taxi and less than 1% military. In September 2019, there were 144 aircraft based at this airport: 116 single-engine, 14 multi-engine, 13 jet and 1 glider. [1]

General aviation civil use of aircraft excluding commercial transportation

General Aviation (GA) represents the private transport and recreational flying component of aviation, as well as the manufacturing or building process of those aircraft.

Air taxi on-demand commercial air transportation, particularly of smaller quantities of passenger or cargo by aeroplane or helicopter

An air taxi is a small commercial aircraft which makes short flights on demand.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 FAA Airport Master Record for UES ( Form 5010 PDF ), effective September 12, 2019.
  2. 1 2 Waukesha County Airport / Crites Field, official website
  3. "Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics - Airport Information: UES" (PDF). Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics. August 28, 2017.
  4. "NPIAS Report 2019-2023 Appendix A" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration . October 3, 2018. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  5. "Flight for Life moves to Waukesha". The Business Journal of Milwaukee. October 11, 2007.
  6. "Waukesha County Airport replacing main runway" . Retrieved 2017-08-28.
  7. Inc., CGH Technologies. "WAUKESHA COUNTY". nfdc.faa.gov. Retrieved 2017-08-28.