Bolton Field

Bolton Field (TZR)

Dedicated to corporate and recreational aviation activities, Bolton Field serves the needs of area businesses, private pilots and aviation enthusiasts.

JP’s Barbecue Ribs restaurant and catering options satisfy hungry passengers, flight crews and local clientele. 

Bolton Field Airport (TZR)

2000 Norton Road
Columbus, Ohio 43228

  • 15 minutes southwest of downtown Columbus
  • Easily accessible from I-270

Bolton Field FAA airport diagram

TZR general aviation service provider



Bolton Aviation

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority is now overseeing fixed-base operations at Bolton Field, doing business as Bolton Aviation.

Bolton Aviation is your new partner in providing services such as fuel, parking and transient hangar space for our general aviation community. Our team is happy to help answer questions or accommodate requests—contact us today at or 614-878-1200.

TZR general aviation partners, activities and organizations

TZR Aviation facilities and equipment

  • One of 12 general aviation reliever airports in Ohio recognized in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS)
  • 5500’ x 100’ runway and 75’ wide parallel taxiway
  • Instrument Landing System (ILS)
  • Non-Directional Radio Beacon (NDB)
  • Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS)
  • Medium-intensity approach-lighting system
  • 90 T-hangars
  • Tie downs
  • Ample aircraft parking aprons
  • Piston, turboprop, jet aircraft and helicopter friendly
  • 80+ based aircraft
  • Air Traffic Control service daily from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • U.S. Customs clearance by appointment
  • Onsite restaurant JP's Barbecue Ribs
  • Pilot lounge 

Leasing Opportunities & Fees

FBO Services and Fees

T-hangars, Hangar Auxiliary Spaces and Tie Downs

  • Annual leases
  • Contact Columbus Regional Airport Authority, 614-239-3193, for availability and pricing.

What inspired the TZR airport name


In 1946, when the U.S. Navy handed over control of then-named Port Columbus to the city, Francis "Jack" Bolton was named superintendent. Fresh out of the Navy and only 26 years old, Bolton was the youngest large-city airport manager in the country. Bolton succeeded admirably, bringing together the community and burgeoning aviation industry to grow with Columbus. When TZR opened in 1970 for general aviation purposes, the city honored Jack Bolton posthumously for his contributions, dedicating the airport as Bolton Field.