Cable Union Airport, (3CU) is a municipally owned public use airport located 2 miles (3 km)
southeast of Cable, Wisconsin. It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National
Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2019-2023, in which it is categorized as a general aviation
facility. This airport is assigned 3CU for 3 Cable Union, as it is owned by the Towns of Cable,
Drummond, and Namakagon. The Cable Union Airport covers an area of 218 acres at an elevation of
1,360 feet (415 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 17/35 is 3,709 by 75 feet (1,131 x 23
m) with an asphalt surface, and 8/26 is 2,828 by 150 feet (862 x 46 m) with a turf surface.
For the 12-month period ending July 12, 2018, the airport had 5,510 aircraft operations, an average of
15 per day: 90% general aviation, 10% air taxi and less than 1% military. In November 2018, there
were 10 aircraft based at this airport: 9 single-engine and 1 multi-engine. The Cable Union Airport
receives state and federal funding for partial operations. The Airport Commission, appointed by the
three Towns, operates in partnership with the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA), with a Master
Plan that includes long-term goals and priorities based on public input and guidance from the BOA
The Cable Union Airport provides enhanced transportation access for those traveling to and from the
Cable area. It also has the potential to serve public health and safety by functioning as a staging area
in the event of local or national emergency. Compatible development adjacent to the airport is
encouraged and potential land use conflicts with airport activities should be considered before new
development efforts are approved. The Cable Union Airport continues to grow thanks to community
commitment and strong leadership. Our combined communities should appreciate the foresight of the
founders in locating this vital and essential resource in Cable.
Our Airport is managed on a part time basis. We have a Pilots lounge with rest room and weather p.c. We sell fuel 100 LL self service 24-7 with credit card. Hanger space may be available. Please call for availability. We are building a new hanger for rent, and leasing land for private building of hangers. Tie down is available at no charge.
Cable Union Airport has Two Runways 16/34 is 3709 feet in length and 75 feet in width. Its orientation is 164.83/344.83 degrees true or 166.16/346.16 degrees magnetic (1.33 west magnetic variation). This paved Runway was mill and overlay in September of 2010. The Runway was installed with medium Intensity Runway Lights (MIRL) to help aid pilots with identifying runways edges. Runway 34 also caters to non-precision approaches. Runway 8/26 is 2840 feet in length an 200 feet in width. Its orientation is 78.2/258.2 degrees true, or 79.53/259.53 magnetic (1.33 west magnetic variation). This turf runway is installed with orange A-Frames delineating the runway ends and yellow cones along edges. Like most turf runway, Runway 8/26 caters only to visual approach standers. Runways consist of compacted topsoil with mowed grass.
Airport Manager Contact: (715) 798-3240