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Malcolm McKinnon Airport

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Coordinates: 31°0907N 081°2329W / 31.15194°N 81.39139°W / 31.15194; -81.39139

St. Simons Island Airport

St. Simons Island Airport at McKinnon Field
Airport typePublic
OwnerGlynn County
ServesBrunswick, Georgia
LocationSt. Simons Island
Elevation AMSL19 ft / 6 m
Location of airport in Georgia / United States
SSI (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4/22 5,800 1,768 Asphalt
16/34 3,313 1,010 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations47,750

McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport (formerly Malcolm McKinnon Airport) (IATA: SSI, ICAO: KSSI, FAA LID: SSI) is a county-owned public-use airport located five miles (8 km) east of the central business district of Brunswick, a city in Glynn County, Georgia, United States.[1]

Located on St. Simons Island, it is also known St. Simons Island Airport at McKinnon field. The airfield was named for Malcom B. McKinnon, chairman of the County Commission when construction started in 1935. The airport opened on May 28, 1938, seven months after his death.[2] During World War II, it operated as Naval Air Station St. Simons Island and was eventually home to the Navy Radar Training School. Although NAS St. Simons Island remained an active air station following the war, its activities were eventually merged into nearby NAS Glynco and by 1947 it was finally closed as a naval air station and returned to its current use as a civilian airport.[3]

The airport lies on the site of Mulberry Grove plantation, which was owned by the Demeré family from the 1750s until the Civil War.

Previous airline service

Delta Air Lines served Brunswick, Georgia with scheduled passenger flights from the airport (which it listed as Sea Island in its timetables) with piston-powered propeller aircraft from the mid 1940s through the 1960s.[4] In 1946, Delta was operating daily Douglas DC-3 service on a multi-stop routing of Chicago - Cincinnati - Knoxville - Asheville - Greenville, SC - Spartanburg, SC - Augusta - Savannah - Brunswick - Jacksonville - Miami.[5] By 1969, Delta was operating daily Convair 440 nonstops to Atlanta and Jacksonville.[6] Delta then moved its Brunswick flights to Naval Air Station Glynco (now known as the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport) where it was operating McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30 jet service during the early 1970s.[7]

Facilities and aircraft

St. Simons Island Airport covers an area of 320 acres (130 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways: 4/22 measuring 5,800 x 100 ft (1,768 x 30 m) and 16/34 measuring 3,313 x 75 ft (1,010 x 23 m). For the 12-month period ending August 7, 2007, the airport had 47,750 aircraft operations, an average of 130 per day: 98% general aviation and 2% military.[1]


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for SSI (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-10-25
  2. ^ McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport History Archived 2014-10-31 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Flights from Saint Simons Archived 2014-10-31 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ http://www.timetableimages.com, Delta Air Lines system timetables from Feb. 15, 1946 to April 27, 1969, Brunswick flight schedules.
  5. ^ http://www.timetableimages.com, Feb. 15, 1946 Delta Air <Lines system timetable
  6. ^ http://www.timetableimages.com, April 27, 1969 Delta Air Lines system timetable
  7. ^ http://www.departedflights.com, March 1, 1973 Delta Air Lines system timetable

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