Belfast Municipal Airport
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 only active 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 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, December through March (those months when freezing temperatures occur on a regular basis).
Airport Facilities and Equipment
The UNICOM frequency for Belfast Municipal Airport is 122.975 MHz; this is used to activate the medium intensity runway lights (MIRLs) (3 UNICOM clicks for low intensity, 5 UNICOM clicks for medium intensity, and 7 UNICOM clicks for high intensity) and the runway end identifier lights (REILs) for runway 15-33, and also to activate the Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS AV with ceilometer) (2 UNICOM clicks to broadcast current weather information).
Tie downs and engine block heater outlets located at the newer, western apron (to the left of the terminal/administration building) are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at no charge. Please note, the airport does not supply tie down ropes. The airport has a terminal/administration building with heat and air conditioning that is available to the aviation community, and there is also free wireless internet available at the airport. Also please note, as there is no fuel system at the airport at the current time, fuel cannot be purchased.
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
Fixed Base Operators Serving Belfast Municipal Airport
Belfast Municipal Airport has 2 fixed base operators: Private Hangars at Belfast Municipal Airport
DG Aviation LLC
Services provided: inspection, maintenance, and repair services for general aviation aircraft up to and including light twins; flight instructor on staff for biennial flight reviews and instrument proficiency checks; short- and long-term hangar rentals
Contact information: Dave Aldrich (Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument): (207) 338-0298 or (239) 784-7472; Jim Watts (Inspection Authorization, Airframe and Powerplant): (207) 631-3311
Services: aircraft rental, flight instruction, scenic flights, tie downs
Contact information: (207) 338-4456; facebook page
Ground Transportation Serving Belfast Municipal Airport
Taxi service to and from the airport can be obtained from Bay Taxi ((207) 338-1993). Car rentals are available from Enterprise Rent-A-Car ((207) 338-0945 or 800-RENTACAR). Enterprise Rent-A-Car is able to pick up individuals at
the airport and bring them back to their location (6 Belmont Avenue, Belfast) to pick up their rental car, provided that it is during their normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM), they call Enterprise Rent-A-Car once they have landed at the airport. that they have an existing car rental reservation, and that
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 would potentially consider any business development proposal for this site that would be FAA-compliant. If you have interest in bringing your aviation-related business to Belfast Municipal Airport, please contact Airport Manager Thomas Kittredge via phone at (207) 338-3370 extension 600, or via e-mail at
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Construction of New Runway 15 Partial Parallel Taxiway and Runway 33 Bypass Taxiway
The proposed parallel taxiway project consists of a partial parallel taxiway to serve the runway 15 end of the airport and a bypass taxiway to serve the runway 33 end of the airport.
Information related to blasting:
Blasting is part of this construction project. Blasting is scheduled to begin on Thursday, December 13th, and it will take place each day, Monday through Saturday, until early February 2019. The blasting will only be taking place within a 2-hour window, 12:00pm to 2:00pm, and blasting will only happen once per day.
The protocol for pre- and post-blast whistles is the following:
3 whistles will occur at 5 minutes prior to the blast.
2 whistles will occur at 1 minute prior to the blast.
The blast will occur.
1 whistle will occur after that blast, after the situation has been determined to be 'all clear', usually about 1 minute after the blast.
During the 12:00pm-2:00pm blast window, Runway 15-33 will be closed. In addition, Taxiways A and B have been closed indefinitely; Taxiway C will be open as usual and will allow planes to go from Runway 15-33 to the apron/hangar/terminal building area as normal.
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:
Airport Master Plan Update - Phase II
The City of Belfast is currently undertaking phase II of the update of the airport's master plan.