For the military use of this facility, see Bakalar Air Force Base.Columbus Municipal Airport (IATA: CLU, ICAO: KBAK, FAA LID: BAK) is three miles north of Columbus, in Bartholomew County, Indiana, United States.Most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, but this airport is BAK to the FAA and CLU to the IATA.
== History ==
The airport is on the site of the former World War II Atterbury Army Airfield, a U.S. Army Air Forces facility, and Bakalar Air Force Base, a Cold War-era U.S. Air Force installation utilized primarily by the Air Force Reserve. It was the host base for the 434th Troop Carrier Wing twice, from 1949 to 1952 and again from 1953 to 1969.
== Facilities ==
Columbus Municipal Airport covers 2,000 acres (810 ha) at an elevation of 656 feet (200 m).
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