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Columbia Airport
Airport Overview
Columbia Airport is located within walking distance of the historic town of Columbia in the Sierra Nevada foothills at an elevation of 2118 feet. The airport features a lighted 4,650-foot paved runway and a 2,600-foot irrigated turf runway both of which are well maintained by the airport staff. Tail wheel aircraft come from neighboring airports to experience the fun and challenge of landing on a real grass runway.

Webcams
 Check out the webcams for a view of the airport.

AWOS (Automated Weather Observation System)
The AWOS at Columbia Airport uploads weather data to the National Weather Service every 5 minutes.  Click here to see the current AWOS data.

Traffic Pattern
Columbia Airport’s traffic patterns are to the west of the airport to keep the aircraft from flying over Columbia State Park and Columbia Elementary School.  The normal traffic patterns are right traffic for Runway 17, left traffic for Runway 29, and left traffic for Runway 35.  Take-offs and landings are discouraged for Runway 11 due to visibility restrictions with Runway 17.  There are residences all around Columbia Airport, so we encourage all pilots to reduce their power settings once they make it to a safe altitude after take-off.

Airport Businesses
Several aviation-related businesses are located on the Columbia Airport providing aviation fuels, aircraft maintenance, aircraft charter, and flight instruction:


Fuel        
Bald Eagle Aviation (209) 533-4616 provides fuel service via truck or a 24-hour fuel island. They sell both 100LL and Jet A, and they also operate the airport terminal and lobby. http://baldeaglecolumbia.com/

Aircraft Maintenance
Aero Resources
 (209-533-4543) provides aircraft inspection, maintenance, and repair. Their facility is FAA Repair Station R10R313Y, and their services include annual inspections, Transponder Pilot Static Certification including Mode S, FAA Authorized Chart Agent - Sectionals, VFR and IFR charts in stock, aircraft scales, an ACF50 treatment center, and dynamic prop balancing. http://aero-resources.com/

Mountain Air Aviation, Inc.
(209-533-4011) was founded 25 years ago at the Columbia Airport to provide all levels of service for single and twin piston engine aircraft. In addition to routine maintenance, troubleshooting, and annual and 100 hour inspections, we offer oxygen service, prop balancing, and maintain a large parts inventory. They are also an authorized FAA Repair Station for FAR 91.411 and FAR 91.413.

Sierra Upholstery (209) 533-2536 provides upholstery services for aircraft and vehicles.


Fixed Wing and Helicopter Charter Services

Courtney Aviation
(209-532-2345) has several fixed wing aircraft for charter ranging from a four-seat Cessna to a twin turbo prop. http://courtneyaviation.com/

Inter Mountain Helicopters (209-533-4374) provides helicopter charters to those that require remote access or special aircraft services.


Flight Instruction

Springfield Flying Service (209-532-4103) provides flight instruction for private pilots through commercial ratings. They have several instructors and aircraft, as well as an IFR certified simulator. http://letsgofly.com/

Airport-Based Operations
Columbia Airport is the home of a CalFire Air Attack Base.  They have two S2-T air tankers, a helicopter dispatched hot shot crew, and an OV-10 observation aircraft. The CalFire Air Attack crews respond to fires throughout the area and provide much welcomed support for fighting wildfires. 

PHI Air Medical provides air ambulance services out of Columbia Airport. Their main mission is to provide emergency medical response to those in need outside the Sonora area. http://phiairmedical.com/



Benedict Stuth
Airports Manager
Email

Columbia Airport
10723 Airport Road
Columbia, CA 95310

Ph: 209-533-5685
Fx: 209-533-5657

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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