Columbus Municipal Airport (Indiana)
|Columbus Municipal Airport|
|USGS aerial photo - 7 Aug 1997|
|FAA airport diagram|
|IATA: CLU – ICAO: KBAK – FAA LID: BAK|
|Owner||City of Columbus|
|Elevation AMSL||656 ft / 200 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
- For the military use of this facility, see Bakalar Air Force Base
Columbus Municipal Airport (IATA: CLU, ICAO: KBAK, FAA LID: BAK) is a city-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) north of the central business district of Columbus, a city in Bartholomew County, Indiana, United States.
Columbus Municipal Airport is on the site of the former World War II Atterbury Army Airfield and United States Air Force Bakalar Air Force Base. It served as the host base for the 434th Troop Carrier Wing twice, from 1949-1952 and again from 1953-1969.
Facilities and aircraft
Columbus Municipal Airport covers an area of 2,000 acres (810 ha) at an elevation of 656 feet (200 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 5/23 is 6,400 by 150 feet (1,951 x 46 m) and 14/32 is 5,000 by 100 feet (1,524 x 30 m).
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2005, the airport had 39,155 aircraft operations, an average of 107 per day: 91% general aviation and 9% military. At that time there were 68 aircraft based at this airport: 72% single-engine, 16% multi-engine, 7% jet and 4% helicopter.
- FAA Airport Master Record for BAK ( PDF), effective 2009-05-07.
- Great Circle Mapper: CLU / KBAK - Columbus, Indiana
- Columbus Municipal Airport
- Aerial photo from Indiana Department of Transportation
- (PDF), effective November 13, 2014
- FAA Terminal Procedures for Columbus Municipal (BAK), effective November 13, 2014
- Resources for this airport: