Cobb County-McCollum Field is located 20 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta in Kennesaw near Interstate 75 and U.S. Highway 41. With a population of 688,000 in 2010, Cobb County is the 4th most populous county in Georgia, and has been ranked by
McCollum Field is owned and operated by Cobb County and serves as a general aviation reliever airport to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The airfield comprises 320 acres and consists of one concrete runway, Runway 09/27, 6,311 feet long, and complimented by a full parallel taxiway, a precision instrument approach, and an air traffic control tower. It can accommodate approximately 95 percent of all general aviation aircraft. Its location and reliever status make it the airport of choice for corporate, business, and general aviation aircraft visiting the Atlanta metropolitan area.
The airport is home to 18 business tenants including two full-service fixed base operators (FBOs), Atlanta Executive Jet Center and Preferred Jet Center. Both FBOs provide fueling, aircraft maintenance, aircraft storage, aircraft cleaning, catering, and ground transportation. Amenities available in each of their terminal buildings include a pilots' lounge, flight planning/briefing room, and internet access.
Elevation Chophouse & Skybar is a popular restaurant located adjacent to Atlanta Executive Jet Center that offers a unique dining experience due to its extensive views of the airfield. Flightworks is the airport's largest tenant and one of the region's largest providers of aircraft charter and management services. Georgia State Patrol operates its helicopter maintenance headquarters at the airport. DLK Aviation, H&L Aircraft, and Hansen Aero provide aircraft maintenance services.
The airport plays a significant role in supporting major employers in the region, including Goodwin Pumps and Yamaha. Frequent users of McCollum Field include Executive Jet Aviation and NetJets Aviation which provide fractional aircraft ownership; Bank of America; Plastech Corporation; Clorox Services Company, a branch of The Clorox Corporation; and Brasfield & Gorrie, a general contracting company. Aerial tours, provided by vintage biplane, helicopter, and other aircraft operators, are very popular at the airport, as downtown Atlanta, Stone Mountain, and the Appalachian Mountains are all short flights away.The airport also supports flight training, aerial surveys, air cargo, military exercises, and real estate tours. The airport further enhances the area's quality of life by supporting Civil Air Patrol search and rescue operations and Lifeflight air ambulance services.
Airports connect Georgia's citizens and businesses to the rest of the state, our nation, and the global economy. Cobb County-McCollum Field plays a vital role in supporting the region with 842 jobs with an annual payroll of $25,043,200, and $112,412,800 in economic output for the local and regionaI economies.