Auburn University Regional Airport (IATA: AUO, ICAO: KAUO, FAA LID: AUO) with the Robert G. Pitts Field (formerly Auburn–Opelika Robert G. Pitts Airport) is a public airport located two miles (3 km) east of downtown Auburn, Alabama, United States.
The airport covers an area of 423 acres (171 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways. It is mostly used for general aviation and it offers no commercial service in or out of Auburn. With 55 aircraft based at AUO, including 46 single engine and 9 multi-engine airplanes, the airport averages 179 operations per day. The Auburn University aviation program likely makes up for most of these operations, training students throughout the year.
The closest airport of significance outside of Auburn is the Columbus Airport (40 miles via US-280) in Columbus, Georgia which is roughly a 1 hour drive to and from Auburn. The closest commercial airports are the Montgomery Regional Airport (60 miles via I-85) in Montgomery, Alabama, the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (115 miles via US-280) in Birmingham, Alabama, and the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (100 miles via I-85) in Atlanta, Georgia. These airports are within a 2 hour driving distance to/from Auburn and offer air service to most of the world's major airports. Daily bus/van shuttle service is available from the Auburn area to the Atlanta airport.
The FBO at the Auburn University Regional Airport is staffed from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Central Time (-5, -6z) weekdays, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM weekends. Fuel services are available during this time, as are use of the FBO and airport facilities. Terminal Procedures, IFR Charts, Log Books, and similar pilot supplies can all be purchased inside the terminal building. There are additional charges or "call fees" for after hours assistance for fuel or supplies. Services include WSI weather, courtesy cars, aircraft maintenance, oxygen, nitrogen, GPU availability, vending, cable TV, computer workstations, wired and wireless Internet, and LAV service.
Maintenance is available during normal working hours, from 7 AM to 4 PM local time. AUO's four mechanics, three of whom have their Inspection Authorization License (IA), can service most all single engine, twin engine, and turbo-prop aircraft, but provide only minor powerplant and airframe service. After hours and weekend service is available on demand at a rate of time and a half.