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Columbus Air Force Base Airport Code CAE

Airport Codes

ZIP CODE 43230

Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 33°56'19"N / -81°-7'-10"W


Weather Observations

Station ID: KCAE
Observation Time: 19/03/2021 8:20 am

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About Columbus Air Force Base Airport Code

Columbus Air Force Base code is CBM. This three-letter IATA code has been derived from the name of the base itself. Located at a height of 66 meters above sea level, Columbus Air Force Base (CBM) is operated by the US Air Force. 

About Columbus Air Force Base (CBM)

Columbus Air Force Base (CBM) is nestled in the heart of Mississipi. Established in 1944, it is home to the 14th Flying Training Wing, which is an essential part of Air Education and Training Command (AETC).

It was previously known as Kaye Field. However, people would often confuse it with Kay Field nearby so the authorities renamed it Columbus Air Force Base. The base has undergone many renovations ever since and has eventually evolved into an important facility from the country’s defence point of view. After a short spell of deactivation post World War II, the base got back to regular operations during the Korean War. 

Columbus Air Force Base (CBM) Runways

Columbus Air Force Base (CBM) is serviced by three runways: 

13C/31C : 3,659 m concrete

13L/31R: 2,439 m concrete

13R/31L : 1,930 m concrete

Nearest Airports Columbus Air Force Base (CBM)

Golden Triangle Regional Airport: 25 miles 

Tupelo Regional Airport: 57 miles 

Meridian Regional Airport: 109 miles 

Northwest Alabama Regional Airport: 115 miles

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport: 132 miles 

Units based at the Columbus Air Force Base (CBM)

Nineteenth Air Force

14th Comptroller Squadron

14th Operations Group

14th Operations Support Squadron

14th Student Squadron

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
05-23 8,001 ft 150 ft Partially concrete, asphalt or bitumen-bound macadam Yes
11-29 8,601 ft 150 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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