|The Antigo Flying Club was formed in
1931 and probably sparked interest in a local airport. In
the late 1930’s the City of Antigo purchased 40 acres to use for
that purpose and soon expanded it to 100 acres. In 1941/1942
the Anderson Flying Service used the airport for military glider
pilot training and built a conventional hangar and several single
T-hangars. Another 80 acres was added to the facility about
that time as well. The City made a big step in
airport development in 1959 with a grant using local, state, &
federal funds to construct a 3000’ paved north-south runway
replacing the original sod. The airport has been a part of
the county’s transportation infrastructure ever since then.
County purchased the airport from the City of Antigo in 1969,
developed a new Airport Master Plan, and proceeded with progressive
upgrades to ensure that the airport’s role in the developing
community would remain strong.
Langlade County Airport offers two asphalt runways—Runway 16-34
4000’ and Runway 8-26 3400’. Lighting on Runway 16-34 is
preset at low intensity from dusk until dawn, but from the cockpit,
pilots can adjust 16-34 lighting from low to high intensity, as well
as turn on 8-26 to low intensity. All four approaches are
enhanced by Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) lights to offer
more precise, safer descents to landing. With the flat
farmland surrounding the airport, Langlade County offers some of the
best approaches in the state.
The airport offers
a Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) instrument landing approach and in
2001 a Global Positioning System (GPS) approach was implemented
which offers a higher degree of accuracy in locating the airport.
The current minimums for instrument approaches on GPS are 400’
ceiling and 1 mile visibility.
In 2003 and
2004 Langlade County completed a project through local, state, and
federal funding to reconstruct Runway 16-34 and also construct a new
parallel taxiway A, which goes from the Apron to runway 8-26, with
runway 16-34 taxiway connectors B and C. This is part of a
long term plan to lengthen runway 16-34 to 5000 feet with a full
reporting at the airport is excellent. An Automated Weather
Observation System (AWOS) keeps pilots abreast of any changing
conditions at the airport while they are enroute and constantly displays the current conditions on a computer in the
lobby. That information is incorporated into the Weather Mation system which provides live radar coverage throughout the contiguous
United States, forecasts, pilot weather briefings, etc. and can also
be used to file required flight plans with the FAA Flight Service
available--100LL Av Gas and Jet-A. Tie downs are always
available at no charge. Many times overnight hangar space to
accommodate a plane comparable to a Piper Navajo is available as
building, built in 1982, includes a pilot lounge area and a
conference room available for meetings with ample space for 20–30
people if needed.
there are 23 aircraft based at the airport, with five of those are
home built, light sport or ultra-lights. Hangars
on the field consist of a 10 bay T-Hangar with bi-fold doors built
in the mid-1970’s, an older 40’ x 50’ conventional hangar with
bi-fold door currently housing 2 ultralight
aircraft, a privately owned 56’ x 64’ conventional hangar with
58’ bi-fold door built in 1999 used mainly by the crop spraying
operation, and as a part of the terminal/operations building the
80’ x 80’ conventional shop hangar with 54’ 8” bi-fold door
used for maintenance and aircraft storage. There was a new
6-bay hangar built in 2008. There are hanger
spaces available to rent along with the possibility to build your
own hanger at the Langlade County Airport.
We believe you’ll
find the Langlade County Airport to be an attractive, friendly
facility, ready to make your visit a pleasant one or your relocation
to our area one you will not regret. Fly in and see what we
have to offer.
Fuel and services are provided year round. Normal summer
hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., winter hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.