Aviation Past Meets Present
You can’t miss the full-size 1930s Corben Super Ace plane suspended from the ceiling of our lobby! The plane was built by volunteers of the Madison chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association using original 1930s plans. The Super Ace is true in every detail, down to the specified black, yellow and silver color scheme.
FUN FACT: The plane is one of just two Super Aces in the nation!
A Tour of the Terminal
Function and beauty go hand in hand in our airport terminal:
- The exterior features native prairie plantings and an arbor seating area.
- All airport facilities are ADA-accessible. TTY phones for the deaf and hard of hearing are also available.
- An expansive ticket lobby, enlarged baggage claim area, and 13 passenger loading gates, 12 with bridges.
- State of the art security including behind the scenes baggage screening and security checkpoint with a dedicated TSA PreCheck location.
- Restaurants, retail stores and rental car outlets.
- Art Court with rotating displays art that reflects the local culture.
- A meeters and greeters lounge featuring soft, leather seating, a cozy fireplace, and a restored 1936 mural of the airport. History of the mural.
- Free airport-wide WIFI
- Automated teller machines (located in both the public side and passenger side of the airport)
The project design team consisted of Architectural Alliance of Minneapolis, and Mead & Hunt and Arnold & O’Sheridan, both of Madison. The general contractors were Bauer & Raether Builders, Tri-North/GPD-Gilbane, and Oscar J. Boldt Construction. Bauer & Raether Builders and Tri-North Builders are based in Madison, GPD-Gilbane in Milwaukee, and Boldt in Appleton.
The project incorporates 25 green building strategies including:
- Water-efficient landscaping
- Recycled carpet
- Acoustic ceiling tiles manufactured from recycled soda bottles
- Non-toxic wood preservative treatment
- Chlorine-free vinyl wallcovering
- Building automation system that dims lights and modifies heating and cooling efficiently
- On-site construction waste recycling
- Recycled materials were used throughout the building and construction debris was separated and sorted, with 98 percent collected for recycling – 40,000 tons. Even some of the aqua blue wall sconces are made from recycled soft drink bottles.