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Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport

Lawrence J Timmerman Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerMilwaukee County
ServesMilwaukee, Wisconsin
Elevation227 m (745 ft)
Aircraft operations69134
Based aircraft104

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Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport , known locally as Timmerman Field, is an airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, owned by Milwaukee County. Located 5 mi (8 km) northwest of the city center, it is used mainly for general or private aviation.

The airport was built in 1929 and dedicated on July 6, 1930, one of 25 such projects in U.S. cities by the newly-incorporated airplane manufacturer Curtiss-Wright. The airport was originally known as Curtiss-Wright Field, hence the letters "WC" in its airport codes. In 1945, Curtiss-Wright sold it to Fliteways, Inc., the airport's property manager since 1936. Milwaukee County purchased the airport from Fliteways in July 1947, when it was 131 acre (53 ha) in size. It was host to the Experimental Aircraft Association's earliest Fly-In Conventions from 1953 to 1958. The airport was renamed in July 1959 for Lawrence J. Timmerman (1878 1959), chairman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors from 1936 to 1959.

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