Originally known as Collegedale Air Park the airport has been in operation since it was established as a private airport in 1965. At that time the airport was mainly used for flying club activities, and only had a 2,600-foot turf runway. The airport was licensed for public use in 1970 and three years later the City of Collegedale began operating the field as a municipal airport. The airport has undergone many upgrades over the years including having its runway paved, and multiple hangars built. In 2002 a new terminal building was built, and in 2008 the runway was lengthened to 5,003 feet.
Today the airport is known as Collegedale Municipal Airport / Linn-Kinzer Field. The main operations are flight training, aircraft maintenance, and sport aviation, though we also accommodate many business, corporate, and charter operations. We offer a friendly, convenient alternative to the “Big airport” hustle and bustle with Avgas, and Jet-A fuel available, and we never charge a ramp fee.
Collegedale is also a great place to come visit if you just want to watch airplanes. Come by and gaze into the wild blue yonder, observe while pilots sharpen their flying skills, get a close up look at an airplane, or maybe even take a ride. Personal tours for schools, churches, and other groups are welcomed and can be scheduled by contacting the Director of Airport Operations at (423) 236-5008.