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 typePublic
OwnerMilwaukee County
ServesMilwaukee, Wisconsin
Elevation AMSL745 ft / 227 m
FAA Airport Diagram
FAA Airport Diagram
MWC is located in Wisconsin
Location of airport in Wisconsin
MWC is located in the United States
MWC (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15L/33R 4,103 1,251 Asphalt
15R/33L 3,231 985 Turf
4L/22R 3,201 976 Asphalt
4R/22L 2,839 865 Turf
Aircraft operations (2017)26,957
Based aircraft (2019)99

Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport (IATA: MWC, ICAO: KMWC, FAA LID: MWC), known locally as Timmerman Field, is an airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, owned by Milwaukee County. Located 5 miles (8 km) northwest of the city center, it is used mainly for general or private aviation,[1] 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 regional reliever airport facility.[2]


The airport was built in 1929 and dedicated on July 6, 1930,[3] one of 25 such projects in U.S. cities by the newly incorporated airplane manufacturer Curtiss-Wright.[4] The airport was originally known as Curtiss-Wright Field, hence the letters "WC" in its airport codes. 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 Spring City Aviation. 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) and contains two asphalt paved runways: 15L/33R measuring 4,103 x 75 ft (1,251 x 23 m) and 4L/22R measuring 3,201 x 75 ft (976 x 23 m), it also has two turf runways: 15R/33L measuring 3,231 x 270 ft (985 x 82 m) and 4R/22L measuring 2,839 x 270 ft (865 x 82 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending September 18, 2017, the airport had 26,957 aircraft operations, an average of 74 per day: 98% general aviation, 2% air taxi and less than 1% military. In July 2019, there were 99 aircraft based at this airport: 85 single-engine, 10 multi-engine, 2 jet and 2 helicopter.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for MWC (Form 5010 PDF), effective July 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "NPIAS Report 2019-2023 Appendix A" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. October 3, 2018. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "Flying Stunts to Open Field", The Milwaukee Journal, July 3, 1930, p. 3.
  4. ^ "Born of Foresight, Timmerman Field Grows Big, Fast", The Milwaukee Journal, October 10, 1968, Accent section, p. 1.
  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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