Cobb County Airport-McCollum Field Facts
Cobb County Airport - McCollum Field is a public airport located 34 km northwest of the central business district of Atlanta, immediately south of the city of Kennesaw in Cobb County, Georgia, United States. It operates 24 hours per day, although it is not controlled between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a.m. (EST/EDT).. It is also designated as a weather station.
The airport is located on nearly 130 ha of land, has one runway which is 1,921 m long, and is east-west oriented, with headings of 089 and 269. Cobb Place is at the east end, with Cobb Parkway and old 41 intersecting McCollum Parkway on the west end. The airfield sits at 317 m above mean sea level somewhat above average terrain for the area. The airport has a control tower.
The airport has approximately 358 aircraft based on it: 251 single engine, 55 multi-engine, 39 jet aircraft and 13 helicopters. 49 percent of operations are single engine and 49 percent are multi-engine. Only 1 percent of operations are air taxi. No major commercial airlines service Cobb County Airport, but there are two charter companies and two major fixed-base operators. Aerial tours are very popular at the airport, largely because the scenic Appalachian Mountains are less than a 30-minute flight away.
McCollum Field is owned by Cobb County, operated by the County Department of Transportation, characterizing it as a municipal airport. It is managed by a full-time, professional airport manager. The airport employs almost 185 people, and had an annual economic impact of more than US$47 million to the local economy in 2002.