Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport

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Coordinates: 43°06′37″N 088°02′04″W / 43.11028°N 88.03444°W / 43.11028; -88.03444

Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport
Timmerman Field (MWC).JPG
Airport type Public
Owner Milwaukee County
Serves Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Elevation AMSL 745 ft / 227 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4L/22R 3,202 976 Asphalt
4R/22L 2,862 872 Turf
15L/33R 4,106 1,252 Asphalt
15R/33L 3,251 991 Turf
Statistics (2004)
Aircraft operations 69,134
Based aircraft 104

Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport (IATA: MWCICAO: KMWCFAA LID: MWC), known locally as Timmerman Field, is an airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, owned by Milwaukee County. Located 5 mi (8 km) northwest of the city center, it is used mainly for general or private aviation.[1]

The airport was built in 1929 and dedicated on July 6, 1930,[2] one of 25 such projects in U.S. cities by the newly incorporated airplane manufacturer Curtiss-Wright.[3] The airport was originally known as Curtiss-Wright Field, hence the letters "WC" in its airport codes.[4] In 1945, Curtiss-Wright sold it to Fliteways, Inc., the airport's property manager since 1936.[5] Milwaukee County purchased the airport from Fliteways in July 1947, when it was 131 acres (53 ha) in size.[6][7][8] It was host to the Experimental Aircraft Association's earliest Fly-In Conventions from 1953 to 1958. The airport was renamed in July 1959 for Lawrence J. Timmerman (1878–1959), chairman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors from 1936 to 1959.[9][10]

Current Users[edit]

Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport currently serves various general aviation groups. The current fixed base operator is Gran Aire. The airport is home to the Milwaukee chapter of Youth and Aviation, as well as two Civil Air Patrol squadrons; the Timmerman Composite Squadron, and Milwaukee Senior Support Squadron 10. The airport also serves many private and public users.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport covers an area of 420 acres (170 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways: 4L/22R measuring 3,202 x 75 ft (976 x 23 m) and 15L/33R measuring 4,106 x 75 ft (1,252 x 23 m). It also has two turf runways: 4R/22L measuring 2,862 x 275 ft (872 x 84 m) and 15R/33L measuring 3,251 x 275 ft (991 x 84 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2004, the airport had 69,134 aircraft operations, an average of 189 per day: 99% general aviation, 1% air taxi and <1% military. There are 104 aircraft based at this airport: 74% single-engine, 21% multi-engine, 3% jet and 2% helicopter.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for MWC (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-12-20
  2. ^ "Flying Stunts to Open Field", The Milwaukee Journal, July 3, 1930, p. 3.
  3. ^ "Born of Foresight, Timmerman Field Grows Big, Fast", The Milwaukee Journal, October 10, 1968, Accent section, p. 1.
  4. ^ Mason City (Iowa) Municipal Airport, opened in 1927, has the airport code "MCW". Mason City Airport History.
  5. ^ "Curtiss-Wright Airport Is Sold", The Milwaukee Journal, December 11, 1945, sec. 2, p. 1.
  6. ^ "County Votes Purchase of Curtiss-Wright Field", The Milwaukee Journal, April 24, 1946, sec. 2, p. 1.
  7. ^ "Curtiss-Wright Favored as Minor County Field", The Milwaukee Journal, April 12, 1946, p. 20.
  8. ^ "County Eyes Curtiss Airport", The Milwaukee Journal, June 5, 1947, Final section, p. 1.
  9. ^ "Timmerman Fete Today at Airport", The Milwaukee Sentinel, July 21, 1959, sec. 2, p. 1.
  10. ^ "Timmerman Death Ends Civic Career", The Milwaukee Sentinel, October 6, 1959, sec. 2, p. 1.

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