346th Army Parachute Jump
On Saturday, February 17 from noon-5 p.m., U.S. Army Reserve paratroopers will practice drops on Don Scott Field at The Ohio State University Airport.
The training exercises begin with a C-130 aircraft filled with reservist paratroopers taking off from Rickenbacker International Airport or Port Columbus International Airport. In previous exercises, the C-130 has made up to six passes over Don Scott Field.
Since the operations require complete closure of the airspace, they are scheduled to minimize disruption of normal airport activity. However, everyday civilian jump operators from around the area are not permitted to use the facility for this purpose. Only the military may use the facility with advanced notice.
The public will have the opportunity to view the jumps from the gravel parking lot behind the airport administration building. Because of the construction of the new terminal and flight school, there is currently no public area to view the landings. After January, 2019, an observation area will be available in the new building.