Warsaw Municipal Airport began as an idea in 1994, for the City of Warsaw. Partnering with the State of Missouri, the airport project became a pilot program, where the Sate handled all aspects of bidding and construction. Completion of the runway and tarmac was in October of 1998. Cost of the project was approximately $2.4 million, of which 90% was federal funds, 5% was state funds, and 5% city funds were used. The city appropriated money during the four-year planning and construction phase, in order to meet their 5% match.
In 1999, the city obtained a ten-year, low interest loan through MoDOT’s Star Loan Program to construct ten-hangars, a 24-hour self-serve fuel system and terminal. The hangers are Ful-Fab construction with bifold overhead doors which includes a walk-through door for easy access. The terminal has a reception area, meeting room, pilot’s lounge, restrooms, and a full kitchen.
In 2004, planning began for a second Ten-Unit T-Hanger. This project was completed in 2007. Future plans include a taxiway, runway extension and additional hangers.