Columbus Municipal Airport (Indiana)
Columbus Municipal Airport
USGS photo - 7 Aug 1997
|Owner||City of Columbus|
|Elevation AMSL||656 ft / 200 m|
- For the military use of this facility, see Bakalar Air Force Base
The airport is on the site of the former World War II Atterbury Army Airfield, a U.S. Army Air Forces facility, and Bakalar Air Force Base, a Cold War-era U.S. Air Force installation utilized primarily by the Air Force Reserve. It was the host base for the 434th Troop Carrier Wing twice, from 1949-1952 and again from 1953-1969.
Columbus Municipal Airport covers 2,000 acres (810 ha) at an elevation of 656 feet (200 m). It has two concrete 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).
In 2005 the airport had 39,155 aircraft operations, average 107 per day: 91% general aviation and 9% military. In 2015, 77 aircraft were based at the airport: 58 single-engine, 8 multi-engine, 7 jet, 2 helicopter, 1 glider and 1 ultra-light.
The airport completely renovated its terminal building in 2015.
- FAA Airport Master Record for BAK ( PDF), effective 2009-05-07.
- "CLU - Columbus [Muni], IN, US - Airport - Great Circle Mapper". gc.kls2.com.
- Columbus Municipal Airport
- Aerial photo from Indiana Department of Transportation
- (PDF), effective January 2, 2020
- FAA Terminal Procedures for Columbus Municipal (BAK), effective January 2, 2020
- Resources for this airport: