Airport Master Plan

An Airport Master Plan is an exhaustive, airport-wide study with the goal of developing short-, medium- and long-term plans to meet future aviation demand. The specific process is highly variable and dependent on each airport, but the general process includes pre-planning, public involvement, environmental considerations, existing conditions inventory, aviation forecasts, facility requirements, alternatives development, Airport Layout Plan (ALP), facilities implementation plan, and financial feasibility analysis.

Wiscasset Municipal Airport Master Plan was most recently updated in 2014. The study identifies Planning Activity Levels, or “PALs,” that represent future levels of activity at which key improvements are necessary and the study assumes the realization of PAL 1, PAL 2, and PAL 3 in approximately 2015, 2019, and 2033, respectively. The final deliverables for the update are a technical report and an Airport Layout Plan or ALP.

The Master Plan Technical Report contains the detailed technical information for each part of the Master Plan process.

Airport Layout Plan

The Master Plan ALP drawing set graphically depicts the existing and future airport layouts, the obstructions to airspace, standard takeoff and landing zones, runway navigational aids, and property information.

  1. Title Sheet
  2. Existing Facilities Plan
  3. Airport Layout Plan (Recommended Facilities)
  4. Terminal Plan
  5. Runway 7 Approach Plan & Profile
  6. Runway 25 Approach Plan & Profile
  7. Airspace Plan
  8. Land Use Plan
  9. Property Map (Exhibit A)

Airport Environmental Assessment

The airport completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) in July 2014. The purpose of the EA was to document potential impacts associated with acquiring navigation easements and mitigating off-airport vegetative obstructions to Runway 07/25 protected airspace. The FAA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on August 7, 2014.