Wausau Downtown Airport

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Wausau Downtown Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Wausau
Serves Wausau, Wisconsin
Elevation  AMSL 1,201 ft / 366 m
Coordinates 44°55′34″N089°37′36″W / 44.92611°N 89.62667°W / 44.92611; -89.62667
Map
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AUW
Location of airport in Wisconsin
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AUW
AUW (the United States)
Runways
Direction LengthSurface
ftm
13/315,2001,585Asphalt
5/233,041927Asphalt
12W/30W8,0002,438 Water
Statistics
Aircraft operations (2018)36,400
Based aircraft (2019)63

Wausau Downtown Airport( IATA : AUW, ICAO : KAUW, FAA LID : AUW) is a city owned public use airport located in Wausau, a city in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. [1] The airport serves general aviation aircraft, charter flights and seaplane operations. 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 local general aviation facility. [2]

An IATA airport code, also known as an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier, is a three-letter code 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.

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History

The Wausau airport was founded in 1927 and carried commercial flights until 1969 when the Central Wisconsin Airport began operations.

Central Wisconsin Airport Airport located in Mosinee, Wisconsin

Central Wisconsin Airport, referred to as "C-Way", is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) southeast of the central business district of Mosinee, in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is owned by Marathon County and Portage County. 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 non-hub primary commercial service facility. It is the fifth busiest of eight commercial airports in Wisconsin in terms of passengers served.

Facilities and aircraft

Wausau Downtown Airport covers an area of 294 acre s (119  ha ) at an elevation of 1,201 feet (366 m) above mean sea level. The airport contains two asphalt paved runways: 13/31 measuring 5,200 x 100 ft. (1,585 x 30 m) with approved GPS approaches and 5/23 measuring 3,041 x 100 ft. (927 x 30 m). It also has a seaplane landing area designated 12W/30W which measures 8,000 x 300 ft. (2,438 x 91 m). The Wausau NDB navaid, (FZK) frequency 243 kHz, is located on the field. [1]

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.

Asphalt sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum; bitumen variety

Asphalt, also known as bitumen, is a sticky, black, and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It may be found in natural deposits or may be a refined product, and is classed as a pitch. Before the 20th century, the term asphaltum was also used. The word is derived from the Ancient Greek ἄσφαλτος ásphaltos.

For the 12-month period ending August 7, 2018, the airport had 36,400 aircraft operations, an average of 100 per day: 93% general aviation, 7% air taxi and less than 1% military. In August 2019, there were 63 aircraft based at this airport: 57 single-engine, 1 helicopter, 1 glider and 4 ultralights. [1]

General aviation civil use of aircraft excluding commercial transportation

General Aviation (GA) represents the 'private transport' and recreational flying component of aviation.

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.

Cargo Airlines

AirlinesDestination
FedEx Feeder operated by CSA Air Rochester (MN)
Freight Runners Express Milwaukee

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 FAA Airport Master Record for AUW ( Form 5010 PDF ), effective August 15, 2019.
  2. "NPIAS Report 2019-2023 Appendix A" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration . October 3, 2018. Retrieved October 12, 2018.

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