Light Jet Biz Discussed For Wiscasset Airport
While many light jet programs are still in the development stage, some airport planners are planning ahead for an extra boom in hangar facilities. Such is the case in the Northeast, where the forecast for the upcoming expansion of Maine’s Wiscasset Airport will include provisions for small jets within 10 years. This includes the possibility of building more T-hangars and constructing a crosswind runway as outlined in the 20-year master plan. “In 10 years we plan for small jets as part of a whole development package,” Mike Muchmore, co-manager of Wicked Good Aviation, the airport operator, told the Lincoln County News. Muchmore considers movement on the master plan “way ahead of schedule,” as two T-hangar projects are already finished and awaiting approval by the condominium association. Some time ago, the town purchased property so that it could extend the runway and also provide a crosswind runway. The existing runway often has a 90-degree crosswind. Andrew Gilmore, town economic development director, said a recent meeting he had with state and local officials will help speed the expansion.