OSU Airport will host SAFECON, The National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Safety and Flight Conference (SAFECON).
Posted Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:48 pm EDT
MAy 1-11, 2013: This event significantly increases aircraft operations over residential communities surrounding OSU Airport.
KOSU changes Noise complaint submission process:
Posted Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:35 pm EDT
2011 candidates answer questions concerning OSU Airport noise and proposed expansion
Posted Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:47 am EDT
Coming to WOOSE website in October: 2011 candidates answer questions OSU Airport noise and proposed expansion. Worthington City Council, Sharon Towns
Posted Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:04 am EDT
FAA Press release: FAA Extension goes Unaddressed
Posted Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:19 pm EDT
The Airport Improvement Program has already stopped processing new airport grants in anticipation of a furlough. Additionally, the FAA will be forced to withhold money for states and individual airports as a result of the lapse in authorization. For example,the FAA cannot give the state of Ohio over $10 million in airport grant money. Up to 4,000 FAA employees in 35 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will be furloughed and forced to go without pay. This includes many of FAA’s engineers, scientists, research analysts, administrative assistants, computer specialists, program managers and analysts, environmental protection specialists, and community planners.
Recent Media Reports
Pilots compete at Don Scott Field for national championship of college aviation
Columbus Dispatch, May 11, 2013
SAFECON, formally known as the National Intercollegiate Flying Association
Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference, provides students a chance to compete
in on-the-ground and in-the-air events designed to promote aviation education
and, above all, safety. Events include navigation, aircraft recognition, a
flight instruments simulator test and a message drop to a target on a field.
Air-control towers get a reprieve, to stay open
Columbus Dispatch, May 11, 2013
The control tower stands watch over Don Scott Field. The airport is owned by
Ohio State University.
The air-traffic-control towers at Bolton Field, Ohio State University’s Don
Scott Field and scores of other small airports across the country will remain
open through at least the end of September, federal officials said.
OSU AIRPORT Director: Tower closure up in the air
ThisWeek Community News, April 24, 2013
The control tower at the Ohio State University Airport is now scheduled to close
June 15 -- maybe.
Redactions in airport report irks WOOSE
ThisWeek Community News, June 6, 2012
The Strategic Plan for Aerospace, Aviation and Flight, a summary that touched on
various programming issues and future growth at Ohio State University Airport,
is now available to the public. A local organization, however, is complaining
because a good portion of the report has been redacted, adding to speculation
the university could act in a clandestine fashion to expand the airport over the
objections of many residents in the area.
Ohio State University Airport (OSU) – Columbus, OH Terminal Forecast for Ohio State's Airport: Unknown, But Noise an Issue
National Business Aviation Association, October 6, 2011
A lead article in the Columbus Dispatch newspaper earlier this month broke the
news that the future of Ohio State University airport (OSU) is again in
question. University officials tried in the mid-1980s to sell the popular GA
airport to developers, but were stopped by the FAA. Review the article.
University spokeswoman Shelly Hoffman confirmed that discussions on the
airport’s future had started, but said that speculation on changes in ownership
or operation of the airport was premature.