Belfast Municipal Airport

Airport Overview

Belfast Municipal Airport (Federal Aviation Administration airport code BST, International Civil Aviation Organization airport code KBST, Federal Aviation Administration site number 07837), located between the North and South phases of the Belfast Airport Business Park (the airport’s terminal/administration Building is located at 22 Wright Brothers Drive, Belfast, or at 44°24’34.2" North, 69°00’30.1" West), is a 218-acre general aviation airport, located at 197.6 feet above mean sea level. Runway 15-33 is the airport’s runway; it measures 4,000 feet long and 100 feet wide, and is paved and lighted.


The airport itself is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Runway 15-33 is also open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, unless it is closed due to poor surface conditions or due to other impacts (which will be communicated via the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) system). City staff are at the airport on an irregular basis only, and surface conditions are only reported/updated between 9 AM and 5 PM Monday through Friday, December through March (months when freezing temperatures occur on a regular basis). HOWEVER, see below for three sources of current information.

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  1. Kenneth Ortmann

    Airport Manager

  2. Airport


    Physical Address
    22 Wright Brothers Drive
    Belfast, ME 04915

    Mailing Address
    City Hall
    131 Church Street
    Belfast, ME 04915

    Phone: 207-338-3370 x600
    Emergency Phone: 603-970-1947



WEATHER INFORMATION

FAA Weather Camera pictures and information:   https://weathercams.faa.gov/map/-69.61024,44.01514,-67.21384,44.80289/cameraSite/600/details/camera

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NEW!    WEATHER CAMERA PICTURES OF AIRPORT SURFACES.

CLICK  http://3.227.147.144:9001/


On-line DigiWX information:     http://www.digiwx-bst.com/

Phone (NOTE: message delay is approximately 10 seconds after system "answers"):  1-207-930-7071


UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Please check back later for more information.

Airport Facilities & Equipment

The UNICOM frequency for Belfast Municipal Airport is 122.975 MHz.

  • 2 UNICOM clicks activates the Automated Weather Observing System (AWOSAV with ceilometer)
  • 3 UNICOM clicks activates the low intensity runway lights and the runway end identifier lights (REILs).
  • 5 UNICOM clicks activates the medium intensity runway lights and the runway end identifier lights (REILs).
  • 7 UNICOM clicks activates the high intensity runway lights and the runway end identifier lights (REILs).

Tie downs and engine block heater outlets located at the newer, western apron (to the northwest of the terminal/administration building) are available on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge. Please note, the airport does not supply tie down ropes. The airport has a terminal/administration building with a bathroom,  heat and air conditioning, that is available to the aviation community, and there is also free wireless internet available (BST Guest) at the airport. Also please note, there is no fuel system at the airport at the current time so fuel cannot be purchased.  We plan to have self-service 100LL and Jet A by April 2023.

Airport Manager

For all airport-related matters, please contact Airport Manager Kenneth Ortmann via office phone at (207) 338-3370 x600, text or voice via cell phone at (603) 970-1947 or email at airport2@cityofbelfast.org.

If you are a pilot who uses the airport and have suggestions on how it may be improved, or if you are a pilot who would like to use the airport but is currently unable to because the airport is lacking in infrastructure, in facilities, or in some other aspect, please share that information with the Airport Manager.

Airport Information Resources

BUSINESSEs Serving Belfast Airport AVIATION COMMUNITY

PLEASE NOTE:  As of January 1, 2023, all businesses operating on Belfast Municipal Airport property, Fixed Based Operators AND temporary or transient operators, must comply with the current BELFAST MUNICIPAL AIRPORT MINIMUM STANDARDS document.


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DG Aviation LLC

Services provided:  Short- and long-term hangar rentals.

Contact information: Dave Aldrich: 207-338-0298 or 239-784-7472

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Michael Mitchell, Certified Flying Instructor

Mitchell business card

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Penobscot Island Air

PIA business card

Services provided: Flight instruction and Ground School

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CHARTER COMPANIES SERVING BELFAST

Aero Charter New England

 Aero Charter New England

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Air New England

Air New England Charter

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Cobalt Air

Cobalt Air

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Kestrel Aviation

Kestrel Air

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Skip Air

Skip Air

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GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Private 

Car rentals are available from Enterprise Rent-A-Car ( 207-338-0945 or 800-RENTACAR). Enterprise Rent-A-Car can have vehicles available at the Airport with a prior arrangement.  Maine is experiencing the same rental car shortage as the rest of the country, so reservations weeks/months in advance are strongly recommended!

Uber info

Public Transportation Serving the Belfast Municipal Airport

The Waldo Community Action Partners public transportation route, shown below in blue, is currently a “Demand - Response” system available M-W-F. The system requests the public call with at least 24-hour notice to request a pickup. However, passengers are welcome to call any time to see about availability.

Please make sure to request a vehicle with bicycle rack if needed.  Service animals can be accommodated.   The regular non COVID charge per trip is $2.00 but the system is currently providing free fares Call the reservations group at 207-338-4769, Mon-Fri from 0700 to 1700.      Click here for more information.    

 

Bicycles

CG Bikes, located at 39 Main St Belfast ME 04915, offers rentals.  Chris Gardner, Owner and Manager, strongly recommends calling one day in advance for reservations.

Rates: $25/day, $100/week, $300/month

Most rentals are multi-speed hybrids and hardtail mountain bikes, perfect for around town or setting off on a day-long adventure.  They also have kids bikes and a tow-behind trailer. They are located a short and safe distance from the Belfast Rail Trail and will be happy to point you in the right direction.

Bike rentals include:

  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Rack
  • Rack bag
  • Water bottle cage

They have phone holders, water bottles, lights and more for sale in the shop.  They have outlined and mapped their favorite rides on Ride Spot (https://www.ridespot.org/) and highly recommend downloading the app for turn-by-turn directions while riding.

They have great local riding available right out the door of their shop and offer delivery to the Belfast Municipal Airport at a reduced rate of $15.  The delivery fee includes roundtrip drop off and pickup for up to 12 bikes.

HANGARS

Private Hangars at Belfast Municipal Airport

Limited space is currently available at the airport for the construction of new private hangars due to environmental issues. For more information, please contact Airport Manager Kenneth Ortmann via cell phone at 603-970-1947, or via email or download an information packet (PDF).

Please note, if you are interested in subleasing private hangars that become available, send your contact information and requirements (size, dates, duration, etc.) to the Airport Manager and your information will be forwarded to all hangar owners to help facilitate productive negotiations.

DRONES/UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS) AND THE BELFAST AIRPORT

WDronehile the Belfast Municipal Airport is supportive of all things aviation, there are critical safety issues when traditional aircraft and drones/UAS share the same airspace. The FAA collaborates with industry and communities to advance drone operations and integrate them into the national airspace. Whether you are flying for fun or work, click here to learn more about the rules, resources, and tools, to help you fly safely.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Business Development at Belfast Municipal Airport

Belfast Municipal Airport’s closed runway (10-28) serves as an ideal area for future commercial aviation development, an area consisting of 13 acres of level, dry land in close proximity to utilities. An access road currently connects this potential business development site with the south phase of the immediately adjacent Belfast Airport Business Park. The City of Belfast will potentially consider any business development proposal for this site that is FAA-compliant. If you have interest in bringing your aviation-related business to Belfast Municipal Airport, please contact Airport Manager Kenneth Ortmann via phone at 603-970-1947, or via email, or download an information packet.

OTHER INFORMATION

Open Projects

RFQ for Airport Layout Plan update.  Due December 29, 2023.  Click here for copy of RFQ.

Click here for a copy of Questions and Answers

Recent visitors and other activity

Baton Rouge LA to Belfast!

Dallas, TX to Belfast!

Belfast Lobsters "flying" to Dexter, Maine (1B0)

PC24 arrival & departure

LifeFlight mission

Painting the markings on the runway

The economic impacts of Airports

Airport Projects

Recent (2019) construction of New Runway 15 Partial Parallel Taxiway and Runway 33 Bypass Taxiway.

A public information meeting to discuss the project, its schedule, and typical items of work anticipated during construction (such as trucking routes, dust mitigation, working hours, and blasting procedures was held on the evening of August 23rd, 2018, in Council Chambers at Belfast City Hall.

Other documents related to this project:

2016 Airport Master Plan Update - Phase II