Winsted Muncipal Airport
Located only 30 minutes from the Twin Cities metro area, the Winsted Airport is an ideal spot for general aviation enthusiasts.
With a 3,200-foot grass landing strip, and bituminous taxiways, the Winsted Airport offers a unique experience for both seasoned and new pilots.
Winsted Airport hosts a variety of airplanes, including single-engine and experimental aircraft. This airport offers pilots from around the area a chance to fly into an airport loaded with many of the amenities of a larger airport, without having to fight with all of the traffic.
The runway is a grass surface, east-west (09-27); the landing strip is 3,200 feet long and 400 feet wide. It will handle light twin engine and smaller aircraft.
The Winsted Airport frequency is 122.9 with an elevation of 1030. It is located outside the 30-mile mode "C" veil for Minneapolis. Princeton is the closest flight service station.
One hundred low lead fuel is available for sale, and this airport usually has an attendant on duty. If not, there are numbers to call in the arrival/departure building.
Besides boasting a 3200-foot grass strip, the Winsted airport also offers a number a other amenities, including:
Access to aviation fuel
An administration office open 24 hours a day
Hangars, and sites available for lease to erect hangars
Runway lights in place, and available navigation aids
Plenty of automobile parking
Available tie-downs In the spring of 2001; taxiway extensions and aprons will also be installed, welcoming additional hangar leasing.
The Winsted Airport is located on the southwestern edge of the city. Drive south on McLeod County Road 1; turn right on 230th Street (McLeod County Road 5) for about one-quarter mile; then turn right into the airport.
Anyone interested in receiving more information on the airport, or on leasing hangar space, should contact 320-485-2366 and ask for Deb Boelter.
The City of Winsted, in an effort to continue interest in the preservation and improvement of the Winsted Airport, has an appointed an Airport Commission to act as an advisory committee for the operation and maintenance of the airport.
This commission is appointed by the City Council, and holds regular meetings the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 am in the council chambers, unless otherwise noted on the main page of this website.