Ohio State University Airport
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|Ohio State University Airport|
|IATA: OSU – ICAO: KOSU – FAA LID: OSU|
|Owner||Ohio State University|
|Elevation AMSL||905 ft / 276 m|
|Sources: FAA, airport website|
Ohio State University Airport (IATA: OSU, ICAO: KOSU, FAA LID: OSU) is a public airport six miles northwest of downtown Columbus, in Franklin County, Ohio. It is owned and operated by The Ohio State University in Columbus, not to be confused with Ohio University in Athens, which owns the Ohio University Airport. It is also known as the OSU Don Scott Airport, named after Donald E. Scott, an OSU alumnus who died during his pilot training in England during World War II.
OSU Airport began in 1943 as a training facility for military and civilian pilots, operated by the OSU School of Aviation. The OSU Airport now is a self-supporting entity of the University; the Department of Aerospace Engineering & Aviation oversees Airport Management, Fixed Base Operations, and Airport Maintenance.
The OSU Airport is a Part 139 Certificated Airport, a general aviation reliever for nearby Port Columbus International Airport.
The OSU Airport is home to 230 aircraft and sees an estimated 100,000 operations a year. It generally ranks in the top five airports in Ohio in the number of take-offs and landings with Cleveland Hopkins, Port Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati Lunken.
The Airport is home to the OSU Department of Aerospace Engineering & Aviation Gas Turbine Laboratory, several facilities operated by the OSU College of Agriculture, the Ohio Department of Transportations Office of Aviation, fourteen corporate flight departments, and four flying clubs.
Serving the business community
The airport serves the north outerbelt of Columbus and new commercial centers in Worthington, Dublin, and Hilliard. Businesses benefit from a brief two-hour flight to 60% of the nation's population, 60% of the nation's manufacturing, and 60% of the nation's purchasing power.
A recent study estimates the OSU Airport contributes roughly $103.6 million annually to the region's economy. Direct impacts: payroll of airport personnel, revenues and taxes from the sale of aviation fuel and pilot supplies, and revenue from the leasing of airport property. Indirect impacts: airport users visit restaurants, stay at hotels, and rent cars.
- FAA Airport Master Record for OSU ( PDF), effective 2007-07-05
- Ohio State University Airport (official site)
- Historic photo; Don Scott field in 1954
- Historic photo; Don Scott field in 1983
- (PDF), effective March 6, 2014
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