The Airport Division is an extension of the Public Works Department and is responsible for the daily operation, maintenance, and promotion of the Jefferson City Memorial Airport (JEF). The Airport, which is among the busiest in Missouri, has more than 60 based aircraft, and is home to several corporate and state government flight departments. We serve a wide variety of general aviation, business, and military aircraft, providing $20 to $25 million annually to the local economy.
The Jefferson City Memorial Airport does not offer commercial airline service. In the Mid-Missouri region commercial airline flights are only available through the Columbia Regional Airport (COU) which offers daily service to Chicago O’Hare and Dallas-Fort Worth Airports via American Airlines.
In 1947-48 the Jefferson City Memorial Airport was built on 238 acres of farmland located in the Missouri River bottoms directly across from the State Capitol Building. The original construction consisted of one paved runway that was 2,500 feet long, and two grass strips, each of which were also 2,500 feet long. Improvements were made to the runways in 1956, 1963, 1972, and 1985, resulting in the configuration that we have today. Currently, the main runway (12-30) is 6,000 feet long by 100 feet wide with a concrete surface. It is equipped with high-intensity runway lighting and several instrument approach procedures. The crosswind runway (9-27) is 3,400 feet long by 75 feet wide. It has a concrete surface and medium-intensity runway lighting. Both runways have parallel taxiways. Additional facilities include the Airport Terminal Building, which was constructed in 1966, and the Air Traffic Control Tower which was commissioned in 1973. Air traffic control services are available from 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., daily. Control Tower staffing is provided by Midwest Air Traffic Services, Inc., through a contract with the FAA. Radar approach control services are provided 24-hours per day by Mizzu Approach, which is located in Springfield, Missouri.
Fixed Base Operator (FBO)
Jefferson City Flying Service (573) 636-5118
Available Services: Aviation Fuel (Jet-A and 100LL), Line Service and Aircraft Parking, Hangars, Flight Training, Aircraft Rental, Aircraft Charters, Aircraft Maintenance, Aircraft Parts, Avionics.
Fuel Service - Brand: Phillips 66
Fueling Hours: Monday thru Friday 6:30 am to 8:30 pm Weekends 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
24-Hour service is available on request.
Hertz Car Rental - Please contact Hertz at (573) 761-3535, (800) 654-3131
Nick's Family Restaurant - Family dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. (573) 634-7050
Abbott Aviation Technologies – Aircraft maintenance; Avionics; Aircraft Sales. (573) 761-3331