Dedicated in 1968, Clermont County Airport is a public-use, general aviation (GA) facility, owned by Clermont County. The Airport’s single northeast/southwest runway, accommodates aircraft up to and including jet aircraft. The Airport is home to 120 aircraft, including historical military aircraft restored by and based at the Tri-State Warbird Museum. The Airport hosts more than 36,000 operations (takeoffs and landings) annually. While that’s an average of 100 operations per day, the Airport is busier on good-weather and summer days.
Across the United States, well over 5,000 GA airports provide unique services and opportunities for communities. GA airports provide flight training, law enforcement and medical airlift operations, recreational and business aviation, flying clubs, educational opportunities for youth, and specialty aviation service businesses. Your Airport provides a means for business visitors and tourists to arrive in and visit Clermont County.
The Airport’s prolific flight training services attract aspiring pilots from all over the globe who are seeking recreational to career pilot training. This includes students enrolled in the University of Cincinnati’s Professional Pilot Training Program based at Clermont College.
The breadth of this training is vital to the aviation ecosystem, providing a stream of well-trained pilots for career jobs as cargo, airline, law enforcement and business aviation pilots. Additionally, the Airport is used by transient pilots and their passengers from across the United States. They visit multiple County businesses where they have existing, or establish new, relationships. They also take advantage of the area’s tourism and recreation opportunities, they patronize onsite Airport businesses, utilize services offered by other onsite Airport providers, and refuel their aircraft here.
According to the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Ohio Airports Focus Study (2018) Clermont County Airport has a total economic impact of 263 jobs, $7.4 million in payroll and $27.4 million in economic output. The study further describes Ohio’s system of airports as an important stimulus for economic growth and development, providing numerous benefits enhancing the quality of life, health, safety, and welfare of Ohioans.
Aircraft operate to and from the Airport under FAA guidelines. Airport “traffic patterns” are defined in the FAA’s guidance documents. The procedures prescribe specific altitudes and flight paths for pilots to fly when approaching or departing an airport. They consist of rectangular traffic patterns with four distinct segments: crosswind, downwind, base, and final. In each phase of the traffic pattern, aircraft operate at 1,000 feet or less above the ground.
Submitting Noise Complaints
While the airport community always strives to be a good neighbor, aircraft do create noise and occasionally will fly at low altitude by choice or necessity. While the Airport does not control all aircraft flying to and from, or in the vicinity of the airport, we invite you to submit your concern so that we may investigate further and find a solution so that you may continue enjoying the many benefits to the community that the airport brings. You may also contact the airport manager directly, Mr. Charles “Chuck” Gallagher, P.E., [email protected] or 513-735-9100 ext. 227.