Rickenbacker International

Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK)

Rickenbacker International Airport supports the world’s largest aircraft, yet it offers a wide range of scalable services for all aircraft types – including corporate, general aviation, commercial, air freight and military. Companies utilizing Rickenbacker discover appealing advantages at this diverse logistics hub, including expert ground handling provided by exclusive fixed-base operator Rickenbacker Aviation. 

Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK)

7250 Star Check Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43217

  • 12 miles southeast of downtown Columbus, Ohio
  • Easily accessible from I-270, I-71, I-70, Hwy 23 and Hwy 33
  • Download a Rickenbacker International Airport area map

Rickenbacker FAA airport diagram

LCK fixed-base operator

Rickenbacker Aviation, the airport’s exclusive fixed base operator, is known for its 24/7 customizable service, quick turns, NATA-certified refuelers, and flight crew and guest amenities. And there are no landing fees for general aviation aircraft! Schedule service or obtain more details by emailing us (click the logo above).

LCK is also home base for:

Major air freight companies and logistics providers. Visit RickenbackerAdvantage.com.

Ohio Air National Guard
121st Air Refueling Wing

Aviation Facilities & Equipment

  • Two parallel runways and taxiways 05R/23L (12,102’x200’) and 05L/23R (11,902’x150’)
  • Category I & II Landing System for all-weather landing capabilities
  • Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS-3)
  • High-intensity runway edge lights
  • 24/7 Ground Handling
  • 24/7 Onsite Customs
  • 24/7 Air Traffic Control
  • 24/7 Airport Operations staff
  • Flight crew and guest amenities
  • Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting provided by Air National Guard
  • Air freight operations separate from general aviation business
  • U.S. Customs clearance available 24/7 (by appointment)
  • Hotel on airport property:

Leasing Opportunities & Fees

  • Heated hangars - daily to monthly leases
  • Aircraft tie downs
  • Short and long-term leases
  • Fuel discounts for tenants with leases of a month or longer
  • Aircraft parking
  • Warehouse and distribution space (by third party)
  • Call Rickenbacker Aviation – 614-409-3660 – for details.

What inspired the LCK airport name?


Before he became America's "Ace of Aces," Eddie Rickenbacker was born in Columbus into humble circumstances. Though he dropped out of school at just 14 after his father died, Rickenbacker's drive and dedication spurred him to become America's top fighter pilot in World War I, inspiring the nation and future leaders. In 1974 the former Lockbourne Air Force Base (LCK) was renamed Rickenbacker Air Force Base, and eventually became Rickenbacker International Airport.

Notice of Opportunity for a Public Hearing and Notice of Availability for Public Comment for Proposed Improvements at Rickenbacker International Airport; Columbus, OH

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) intends to undertake the following proposed actions at Rickenbacker International Airport: 

  • The demolition of three existing hangars  
  • The construction of a new air cargo facility  
  • The construction of access roadway, truck dock areas, and automobile parking lots 

We are providing an opportunity for a public hearing.  A public hearing will only be held if someone requests one.  In the event a request for a public hearing is made by the specified date, a Notice of Public Hearing will be published in this same newspaper.  If a hearing is held, we will address the proposed actions potential economic, social, and environmental impacts.  In addition, we will address the project’s consistency with the goals and objectives of the affected area’s land use or planning strategy. 

Those wishing to request a public hearing on the project must make their request by email or letter no later than October 2, 2023, to the address below. 

Potentially affected environmental resources include:  

  • Department of Transportation Section 4(f) and Historic Resource: An adverse effect to a historic property is being mitigated through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) per Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). 

The draft environmental assessment (EA) describing the proposed actions impacts will be available for public review until October 17, 2023. A hard copy of the EA may be mailed upon request. Those wishing to provide comments must do so by email or letter to the address below no later than October 17, 2023:  

Morgan Einspahr 
Woolpert, Inc. 
720 South Colorado Boulevard, Suite 1200-S,  
Glendale, CO 80246  


Misty Peavler 
Federal Aviation Administration 
Detroit Airports District Office 
FAA Great Lakes Region Airports Division  
11677 S Wayne Rd, Ste 107  
Romulus, MI 48174-1412  

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment –including your personal identifying information–may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 

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