Wilson Air Center strives to offer you the best service available for your general aviation needs.


From the moment you touch down at KCHA, you’ll notice that this is not just your everyday FBO. Wilson Air Center – Chattanooga’s custom-designed aviation campus features an attractive, energy-efficient executive terminal complete with all of the amenities that you would expect to find in a world class FBO. The Wilson Air Center campus also features two heated hangars with over 7,000 sq. ft. of attached executive style office space. Additionally, you’ll find a smartly appointed private departure terminal featuring both street and ramp side entrances for customers needing an extra level of privacy. Our sprawling ramp area makes your arrival and departure easier than ever, no worries about ramp overcrowding here!

Completed in October, 2013, Phase II of the Wilson Air Center – Chattanooga Campus boasts a 20,000 sq. ft. hangar and office area that complements the smart design and function of the original Executive Terminal. Click below to see our newest hangar addition and private passenger lounge.

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Amenities

Built to accommodate the rapid business development of the Chattanooga area, Wilson Air Center, located at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, offers the finest in passenger and crew amenities paired with simply the best customer service in the industry. You'll notice the difference from the moment you arrive. From the LEEDS Certified, ultra modern executive terminal to the efficient, expertly laid out campus, you will find that Wilson Air Center - Chattanooga is the solution for any and all private aviation needs, all focused on making your trip more convenient and hassle free.

  • Attractively Designed, 9,000 sq. ft. Open Floor Plan Lobby
  • Gourmet Coffee Bar
  • Courtesy Shuttle Van
  • Spacious Pilot Lounge with Kitchenette
  • Fully Equipped Business Center and WSI Stations
  • Executive Meeting/Conference Facilities
  • Personalized Aircraft and Ground Concierge Services
  • Pilot Shower Facilities and Pilot Snooze Rooms

Primary Services

Wilson Air Center - Chattanooga is a full service FBO featuring our award winning hotel style Concierges that attend to your every need. Our unique “Wilson Attitude” ensures everything crews and passengers alike could need is delivered promptly, accurately and with a smile. You’re sure to appreciate the level of service Wilson Air Center delivers. As you know, the difference is definitely in the details!

  • Aircraft Fueling Featuring Shell Aviation Fuel Products
  • Catering
  • GPU, LAV, De-Ice and Potable Water
  • Airline Handling
  • Aircraft Detailing
  • Hertz Rental Cars Onsite
  • Shell AeroClass Rewards Program
  • Crew Cars
  • Complimentary Road Bicycles for Crew Exercise
  • Freight Handling
 

Other Services

In additional to our primary FBO services, Wilson Air Center – Chattanooga features airline and freight handling services capable of handling any size aircraft or specific ground handling need. Deicing services are also available upon request.

Wilson Air Center provides airline specific services at the Main Terminal such as:

  • Airline Fueling
  • Charter Handling
  • About and Below Wing Airline Servicing
  • Passenger Check In, Jetbridge, Load, Offload Services
  • Gate Servicing of Aircraft and Passengers at the Main Terminal
 
 
 

Airport Services

Fuel available
100LL JET-A

Parking
Hangars and tiedowns

Airframe service
MAJOR

Powerplant service
MAJOR

Bottled oxygen
HIGH/LOW

Location

FAA Identifier
CHA

Lat/Long
35-02-06.7000N / 085-12-12.8000W
35-02.111667N / 085-12.213333W
35.0351944 / -85.2035556
(estimated)

Elevation
682.5 ft. / 208.0 m (surveyed)

Variation
04W (2020)

From city
5 miles E of CHATTANOOGA, TN

Time zone
Eastern Standard Time Zone
UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)

Zip code: 
37421

Runway Information


Runway 2/20

Dimensions
7400 x 150 ft. / 2256 x 46 m

Surface
Asphalt/grooved, in good condition

Weight bearing capacity
Single wheel: 120.0
Double wheel: 164.0
Double tandem: 265.0

Runway edge lights
High Intensity

Gradient
RY 20 SLOPE 0.2% UP SOUTH.

Runway 2

Latitude
35-01.359102N

Longitude
085-12.450238W

Elevation
681.3 ft

Gradient
0.2%

Traffic Pattern
Left

Runway Heading
021 Magnetic, 017 True

Declared Distances
TORA:7400
TODA:7400
ASDA:7200
LDA:7200

Markings
Precision, in good condition

Visual Slope Indicator
4-box VASI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)

RVR Equipment
Touchdown, rollout

Approach Lights
MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights

Centerline Lights
Yes

Touchdown Point
Yes, no lights

Instrument Approach 
ILS

Obstructions
None

Runway 20

Latitude
35-02.527432N

Longitude
085-12.023953W

Elevation
667.1 ft.

Gradient
0.2%

Traffic Pattern
Left

Runway Heading
201 Magnetic, 197 True

Declared Distances
TORA:7400
TODA:7400
ASDA:7200
LDA:7200

Markings
Precision, in good condition

RVR Equipment
Touchdown, rollout

Approach Lights
ALSF2: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category II or III)
ALSF2 RY 20 OPERS MED INTST WHEN ATCT CLSD.

Centerline Lights
Yes

Touchdown Point
Yes, no lights

Instrument Approach 
ILS

Obstructions
28 ft. rr, 850 ft. from runway, 600 ft. left of centerline, 23:1 slope to clear


Runway 15/33

Dimensions
5575 x 150 ft. / 1699 x 46 m

Surface
Asphalt/grooved, in good condition

Weight bearing capacity
Single wheel: 120.0
Double wheel: 164.0
Double tandem: 265.0

Runway edge lights
Medium Intensity

Runway 15

Latitude
35-02.713728N

Longitude
085-12.498275W

Elevation
670.6 ft.

Traffic Pattern
Left

Runway Heading
149 Magnetic, 145 True

Displaced Threshold
105 ft.

Declared Distances
TORA:5575
TODA:5575
ASDA:5575
LDA:5470

Markings
Non-Precision, in good condition

Visual Slope Indicator
4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)

Touchdown Point
Yes, no lights

Instrument Approach 
ILS

Obstructions
3 ft. trees, 1000 ft. from runway, 100 ft. left of centerline, 17:1 slope to clear
RY 15 APCH SLOPE IS 25:1 TO DSPLCD THLD

Runway 33

Latitude
35-01.956527N

Longitude
085-11.865003W

Elevation
674.9 ft.

Traffic Pattern
Left

Runway Heading
329 Magnetic, 325 True

Displaced Threshold
575 ft.

Declared Distances
TORA:5470
TODA:5470
ASDA:5470
LDA:5000

Markings
Non-Precision, in good condition

Visual Slope Indicator
4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
PAPI UNUSBL BYD 7 DEG RIGHT OF COURSE.

Touchdown Point
Yes, no lights

Instrument Approach 
ILS

Obstructions
44 ft. trees, 1000 ft. from runway, 325 ft. left of centerline, 18:1 slope to clear
RY 33 APCH SLOPE IS 25:1 TO DSPLCD THLD.


Airport Operations

Control Tower
Yes

ARTCC
ATLANTA CENTER

FSS
NASHVILLE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION

NOTAMs facility
CHA (NOTAM-D service available)

Attendance
CONTINUOUS

Wind Indicator
Lighted

Segmented Circle
Yes

Lights
ACTVT HIRL RY 02/20
CNTRLN LGTS RY 02/20
TDZL RY 20
MALSR RY 02 - CTAF. MIRL RY 15/33 UNAVBL WHEN ATCT CLSD.

Beacon
White-Green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Fire and Rescue
ARFF index B

International Operations
Customs landing rights airport

Airport Communications

CTAF
118.3

UNICOM
122.95

ATIS
119.85

WX ASOS
PHONE 423-499-5973

CHATTANOOGA GROUND
121.7 348.6 [0600-2350]

CHATTANOOGA TOWER
118.3 257.8 [0600-2350]

CHATTANOOGA APPROACH
119.2(200-020) 125.1(021-199) 323.075(200-020) 379.1(021-199) [0600-2350]

ATLANTA ARTCC APPROACH
126.5 [2350-0600]

CHATTANOOGA DEPARTURE
119.2(200-020) 125.1(021-199) 323.075(200-020) 379.1(021-199) [0600-2350]

CLEARANCE DELIVERY
120.95 348.6

CLASS C
119.2(200-020) 323.075(200-020)

CLASS C IC
125.1(021-199) 379.1(021-199)

EMERG
121.5 243.0

NG OPS
149.8 373.9 41.5FM

WX AWOS-A at FGU (9 nm E)
122.7 (423-236-4028)