Hot Air Balloon RallyWausau Downtown: Convenient and Professional

CENTRALIZED LOCATION - in Aviation Location is Everything

  • Minutes from downtown Wausau, Rib Mountain, Schofield, Rothschild, and Weston
  • Twenty minute drive to Merrill and Mosinee
  • Within 200 miles of Minneapolis and Milwaukee

BUSINESS ADVANTAGES - Business Demands Efficiency and Utility

  • Equipped to receive large corporate jets, charter, business and recreational aircraft
  • Air Charter, airfreight shipments, air ambulance, business and recreational aircraft can use Wausau Downtown Airport 24 hours a day
  • Two paved runways, large ramp/tie down space, instrument approaches, terminal forecasts and 24 hour weather observations make Wausau Downtown a viable airport even when weather is marginal
  • Free long term parking
  • Bus service, taxis, or airport rental cars, courtesy cars make going to your final destination easy

FACILITY IMPACT - Wausau Downtown Airport is Vital to Our Economy

  • 58 based corporate and personally owned aircraft
  • 40 T-Hangars, newly remodeled Terminal/FBO Facility/Hangars
  • Business Based at Wausau Downtown Airport:
    • Wausau Flying Service, Inc.
    • Air Direct Charter
    • B&B flight Department
    • Civil Air Patrol Squadron Headquarters
    • Weather Observation Facility
    • Air charter Ltd.
  • Over 25 workers employed by these companies at the airport
  • Estimated 33,000 operations in 1999

Our Service Will Bring You Back!

FACILITIES - Everything Pilots And Passengers May Need

  • Over 16,000 sq ft heated hangar space
  • Major Aircraft maintenance
  • 20 tie down spots
  • Ground Power Unit Interior/Exterior
  • Weathermation Computer
  • Transient Pilot Lounge & sleeping area
  • Flight Planning Area
  • Free coffee & donuts
  • Refreshment Center
  • Conference room availble for up to 40 people

SERVICES - W.F.S. Is A Full Service Fixed Base Operation

  • Flight Instruction - Primary/Complex/ Taildragger/BFR's/Wings Program/Mult-Engine
  • Air charter "Go Where YOU Want To Go. WHEN You Want To Go!" with Air Direct Charter
  • Cessna Aircraft rental
  • Aerial Photography/Professional Oblique and Vertical
  • Scenic Rides/Aerial Tours over Wausau and surrounding area
  • Aircraft Refueling Phillips 66 Jet A Fuel Truck overwing/single point 10OLL MOGAS Aeroshell & Phillips Oil Dealer
  • Ground School: Private/Instrument
  • Pilot Supplies/ NOAA Chart Dealer/ David Clark Headsets

CONVENIENCES - These Extras Make Using Wausau Downtown Airport Easy

  • Plug-Ins
  • Preheaters
  • Experienced Line persons
  • Courtesy Car
  • Power Tug
  • Overnight Heated Hangars
  • Ground Power Units

AVIATION COMMUNITY - Aviators In The Wausau Area Are Active!

  • Chapters 243 & 640
  • Friends for the Wausau Airport
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Wausau Air Shows Inc.


  • Winter Activities: Downhill skiing at Rib Mountain, cross country ski trails, snowmobiling, fishing, skating
  • Summer Activities: Hunting, fishing, camping, cycling, kayaking, outdoor sports Shopping at: Wausau Center Mall, Washington Square, Dowtown Stores, Cedar Creek Mall Festivals: Championship Kayak Races, Badger State Games, Wisconsin Valley Fair, Blues Festival and many more!


Airport Identifier: AUW
Location: within city limits
Coordinates: N44-55.6 W89-37.5
Elevation: 1201
Approaches: VOR, VOR/DME, NDB, GPS
Nearest FSS: GRB
Frequencies: Unicom 122.7
NDE 243
FSS 123.6, 122.4
Minneapolis Center 124.4
VOR 111.6
AUW ASOS 125.925 (non-com)
Runways: 12-30 4950' x 100 asphalt (250' overrun)
04-22 3375' x 100 asphalt
Grass Runway
Seaplane Base w/fuel service
Lighting Systems: VASI, REILS, Beacon, PCL, Wind Tee
Phone Numbers:
Airport Manager
(715) 845-3400
FAX (715) 842-1171
Wausau Flying Service (715) 848-6000
GRB FSS (800) 992-7433
24 Hour Wausau Events (800) 236-9728