Chickasaw Trace Park, Aeropark
1419 Santa Fe Pike, Columbia, TN 38401
Through G Class, so essentially model rockets only. However, due to site dimensions some flights requiring L1 certification can be flown as long as an FAA COA (waiver) is not required.
Generally 365 days a year, dawn-to-dusk. Special events can close the Aeropark for flying. Note: Model rocket and R/C flyers share the field. It can be very busy on weekends and holidays; however, you will likely find yourself the only ones on the field at other times. Generally the R/C flyers love to see some rockets. They are the larger group of users. Coordination and politeness goes a long way towards ensuring the field stays open to rocketry activities.
Concrete and grass R/C airstrip with dedicated launch area for model rockets. Minimum dimension of the recovery area is approx. 1000 feet; however, due to the recently capped landfill adjacent to the aeropark, some downwind recoveries, unobstructed by trees, are possible out to over 2000 feet. Limited amount of gravel parking. No launch equipment available at site, you'll need to bring your own. Canopies, tables, etc… are allowed
Restrooms, playgrounds, & pavilions just over the hill behind the flightline. 9-miles of hiking and mountain bike trails (trails map). R/C Car dirt track.
Chickasaw Trace Park is on the outskirts of Columbia TN and a short drive to Spring Hill with numerous food and lodging options.