Columbus Municipal Airport offers a wide range of attractions to both the flying and the non-flying public.
Columbus Municipal Airport provides two runways, with the primary runway of 5-23 measuring 6401’ long by 150’ wide. The crosswind runway 14-32 measures 5000’ long by 100’ wide. Runway 23 is served by a precision instrument approach, ILS with MALSR, plus an NDB with GPS overlay.
FBO services, including flight training, are available from Jeff Air Pilot Services. An avionics shop and maintenance shop completes the service area.
Blackerby’s Hangar Five Restaurant
Located in the terminal building, the Hangar Five offers delicious food and a superb view of aviation activities. The restaurant is open Monday through Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. serving breakfast and lunch.
Air Museum and Chapel
A short walk takes visitors to the Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum, where the military history of the Airport is preserved and displayed. The museum features memorabilia from WW II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Nearby is the historic old air base Chapel, restored and named in honor of Jeanne Lewellen Norbeck, a Bartholomew County resident and former WASP, who died in service to her country.
Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for “Charlie 119” Project
Columbus residents will have the opportunity to be see firsthand and interact with a Fairchild C-119 ‘Flying Boxcar’ if a crowdfunding campaign reaches its fundraising goal of $50,000 by July 21. The CreatINg Places’ campaign for the project is led by the Atterbury Bakalar Air Museum and sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA).
If the campaign reaches its goal, the Charlie 119 project will receive a matching grant of $50,000 from IHCDA’s CreatINg Places program.