Waukesha County Airport

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Coordinates: 43°02′28″N 088°14′13″W / 43.04111°N 88.23694°W / 43.04111; -88.23694

Waukesha County International Airport
Greater Milwaukee Airport
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Waukesha County
Location Waukesha, Wisconsin
Elevation AMSL 912 ft / 278 m
Website www.CritesField.com
UES is located in Wisconsin
UES is located in the US
Location of airport in Wisconsin / United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 5,849 1,783 Concrete
18/36 3,599 1,097 Asphalt
Aircraft operations (2014) 41,711
Based aircraft (2017) 170
Sources: FAA[1] and airport website[2]

Waukesha County International Airport (IATA: UESICAO: KUESFAA LID: UES), also known as Greater Milwaukee Airport, 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 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a national reliever aviation facility.[3]

Flight for Life-Wisconsin announced in October 2007 that it will move its operations to this airport in the summer of 2008.[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Waukesha County International Airport covers an area of 543 acres (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]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2014, the airport had 41,711 aircraft operations, an average of 114 per day: 92% general aviation, 7% air taxi and less than 1% military. In March 2017, there were 170 aircraft based at this airport: 135 single-engine, 18 multi-engine, 16 jet and 1 glider.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for UES (Form 5010 PDF), effective Mar 30, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Waukesha County Airport / Crites Field, official website
  3. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). FAA.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Flight for Life moves to Waukesha". The Business Journal of Milwaukee. October 11, 2007. 

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