History of KMKE
The airport is named in honor of United States Army General Billy Mitchell, who was raised in Milwaukee and is often regarded as the father of the United States Air Force. Along with being the primary airport for Milwaukee, Mitchell International is also used by travelers throughout Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Since March 1941, the airport’s weather station has been used as the official point for Milwaukee weather observations and records by the National Weather Service, whose area office is located in Sullivan.
Plaque in Concourse E, dedicated by the defunct North Central Airlines.
The original airfield was established in 1920 as Hamilton Airport by local business owner and aviator, Thomas F. Hamilton. Milwaukee County purchased the land on October 19, 1926 and renamed the airport Milwaukee County Airport . The first airport terminal there, the Hirschbuehl Farmhouse, opened in July 1927. That month, Northwest Airlines, Inc., began air service from Milwaukee to Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul. In August 1927, world-renowned aviator Charles Lindbergh visited the Milwaukee airport. Kohler Aviation Corporation began providing passenger service across Lake Michigan on August 31, 1929.
During the late depression years (1938–July 1940), a new two-story passenger terminal building was constructed by the Works Progress Administration. On March 17, 1941 the airport was renamed General Mitchell Field after Milwaukee native and air power advocate Brigadier General William “Billy” Mitchell. On January 4, 1945, Mitchell Field was leased to the War Department for use as a World War II prisoner-of-war camp. Over 3,000 prisoners and 250 enlisted men stayed at the work camp. Escaped German prisoners were often surprised to find a large German American population just beyond the fence.
Credits for History: Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport - Wikipedia
Map Credits: http://www.mitchellairport.com/
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Concourse E is Closed
Concourse E can be Overflow
GA Pilots can go to the remote stands that are off of Runway 19R/1L
Just let us know and we will be happy to put u there
Follow directions if ATC is Present
Use Unicom responsibly if NO IFATC is here
Pushback will be starting with the C Concourse followed by the pilot who is with Frontier.
Runway takeoff will be determined for the winds that day
There will be no PATTERN WORK
I am NOT RESPONSIBLE for any VIOLATIONS you Might receive
Lastly; Have Fun and Safe Flying