Wittman Regional Airport in Wisconsin held a ceremonial groundbreaking last week for its new general aviation terminal after the Winnebago county board approved its construction in December. The Oshkosh airport is home to EAA’s annual AirVenture weeklong fly-in, billed as the world’s largest aviation gathering, and the groundbreaking ceremony would have taken place during this year’s event if it weren't canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The $6.8 million project will replace two structures: the 33,000-sq-ft commercial terminal that was built in 1971 (the airport has been without commercial airline service since 2003) and existing 6,254-sq-ft general aviation terminal that was built in 1958. The total investment includes demolition of both existing facilities, site work and paving for a new parking lot, construction of the new terminal, and an improved access road.
The single-story, 12,500-sq-ft building will be home to Basler Flight Service, the airport’s sole FBO, along with airport administration offices, car rental, and public-use conference rooms. The facility is expected to be completed in the third quarter of next year.