Malcolm McKinnon Airport

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Coordinates: 31°09′07″N 081°23′29″W / 31.15194°N 81.39139°W / 31.15194; -81.39139

Malcolm McKinnon Airport
McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport
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IATA: SSIICAO: KSSIFAA LID: SSI
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Glynn County
Serves Brunswick, Georgia
Location St. Simons Island
Elevation AMSL 19 ft / 6 m
Website [1]
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 5,800 1,768 Asphalt
16/34 3,313 1,010 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 47,750
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Malcolm McKinnon Airport (IATA: SSIICAO: KSSIFAA 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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Installations of the Naval Reserve Training Station in the mid-1940s.
Aircraft parked at St. Simons in the 1970s

Malcolm McKinnon Airport covers an area of 320 acres (130 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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for SSI (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-10-25
  2. ^ McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport History
  3. ^ Flights from Saint Simons

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