A new FBO, Capital City Jet Center, recently opened at Bolton Field Airport near Columbus, Ohio. The company is now the sole full-service FBO at the field, according to Doug Blakely, director of marketing and sales. Formed after purchasing the physical assets of CMH Aviation and Bolton Flying Service, Capital City Jet Center opened a new lobby in the airport’s terminal building. The company’s hangar space is used for storage and maintenance for piston- to turbine-powered airplanes.
The FBO, which has a new customer service counter, WSI weather service and satellite-tv-equipped pilot’s lounge, offers a low-stress alternative to Port Columbus International Airport and Ohio State University Airport, Blakely said. “We’re Columbus’s best kept secret in aviation. Once people come out here, it’s quiet, with great service and great rates. And even with moderate traffic you can get downtown in just 12 to 15 minutes.” For pilots who are stuck hanging out at the airport, a bonus destination is next door: JP’s Barbeque Ribs and Chicken restaurant.