Malcolm McKinnon Airport
|Malcolm McKinnon Airport
McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport
|IATA: SSI – ICAO: KSSI – FAA LID: SSI|
|Location||St. Simons Island|
|Elevation AMSL||19 ft / 6 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Malcolm McKinnon Airport (IATA: SSI, ICAO: KSSI, FAA LID: SSI) is a county-owned public-use airport located five miles (8 km) east of the central business district of Brunswick, a city in Glynn County, Georgia, United States.
Located on St. Simons Island, it is also known McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport. It was named for Malcom B. McKinnon, chairman of the County Commission when construction started in 1935. The airport opened on May 28, 1938, seven months after his death. During World War II, it operated as Naval Air Station St. Simons Island and was eventually home to the Navy Radar Training School. Although NAS St. Simons Island remained an active air station following the war, its activities were eventually merged into nearby NAS Glynco and by 1947 it was finally closed as a naval air station and returned to its current use as a civilian airport.
Facilities and aircraft
Malcolm McKinnon Airport covers an area of 320 acres (129 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways: 4/22 measuring 5,800 x 100 ft (1,768 x 30 m) and 16/34 measuring 3,313 x 75 ft (1,010 x 23 m). For the 12-month period ending August 7, 2007, the airport had 47,750 aircraft operations, an average of 130 per day: 98% general aviation and 2% military.
- FAA Airport Master Record for SSI ( PDF), effective 2007-10-25
- McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport History
- Naval Reserve Training Station St Simons in the US Naval Aviation News June 1946
- Glynn County Airport Commission
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