Visit the airport!


The Ohio State University has played an integral part in advancing the aviation field since 1917, while evolving into one of the nation’s premier aviation programs. Discover more about Ohio State’s aviation history on our centerpiece timeline wall, take in the buzz of activity from our comfy observation deck, explore unique aviation artwork in our gallery, be inspired by our vintage Piper Cub J-3, snap a photo with Barnstormer Brutus Buckeye and enjoy free popcorn and coffee in our vibrant, new terminal.

Plan your visit!

Location: The Ohio State University Airport 2160 West Case Road, Columbus, OH 43235
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday - Sunday 6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. (Click here for holiday hours.)
Parking: Ample free parking is available in front of the airport terminal, with an adjacent overflow gravel lot. A circle driveway allows for easy drop-offs at the front door.
Barnstormer Diner: On-site homestyle dining. Click for more information and potential COVID-related schedule adjustments.
Facilities: A family/inclusive restroom and optional private lactation room are accessible on the first floor of the terminal.
Flight programs: Visit our Aviation Clubs webpage to click through club pages for various opportunities.



Copies of this self-guided tour of the artwork, history and educational features of the Knowlton Flight Center are available in the NetJets Lobby. Or, click below to take a virtual tour. Be sure to scroll to the end of either the self-guided or virtual tours to click the link to watch a video of a pilot's view of a KOSU training flight!

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Enjoy aviation-themed activity sheets!



The Don Scott Trot: 5K on the Runway is a signature event at The Ohio State University Airport. Participants enjoy the annual opportunity to be on grounds typically reserved for aircraft. This special event fosters awareness, unity and community pride in the airport. Read more about our most recent event in 2019 and view photos here.


As part of a land-grant university and an important facet of the regional economy, The Ohio State University Airport welcomes the opportunity to speak to your community or business group. Contact Executive Director Stephanie Morgan at for details. 


Youth Aviation Adventure (YAA)

Youth Aviation Adventure (YAA) is a fast paced single day event, held at an airport near you, for kids age 12 to 18. At a YAA program you will visit 10 different stations to learn about different facets of aviation. Click the link above to find out the next date for a YAA program.

Young Eagles (EAA)

EAA Chapter 9, Inc. hosts youth-focused aviation events in central Ohio each summer. Young Eagles Rallies at The Ohio State University Airport allow youth to go on FREE introductory flights with pilots! For more information, click the link above.

Note: The YAA and EAA events are not hosted by The Ohio State University Airport.