Address: 750 Airport Rd. Sparta, TN 38583

Phone: (931) 739-7000

Recreational vehicles and craft are quite popular in the Upper Cumberland. With plenty of scenic routes both on ground and in the air, it’s easy and enjoyable to tour the region in various ways.

The Upper Cumberland Regional Airport is a great place to stop in and allows for easy travel to and from the region. Located centrally to Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville, it’s a great airport in middle Tennessee.

Boasting a 6,700-foot runway, UCJC can handle all general aviation planes up to MD-80 series aircraft, as well as popular larger planes such as Global Express, Gulfstream 5, Challenger aircraft and Falcon 900’s.


Jointly owned by the cities of Cookeville and Sparta and the counties of Putnam and White, the airport is conveniently located less than four miles from I-40.

The airport hosts one full-service FBO, The Upper Cumberland Jet Center, two flight schools, and  maintenance facilities.

UC Regional Airport boast the longest and heaviest uncontrolled runway in the state.


  • 5,000 sq. ft.  FBO terminal with wifi enabled
  • Pilot lounge
  • Flight planning area
  • Fonference room
  • Ample hangar space
  • Meeting space accommodating a group up to 50
  • Concierge staff
  • Car rental needs
  • Pick up and drop off available

Flight Training

Home to two distinguished flight schools:  Aileron Aviation and Highland Aero, offering private licensing up to multi-engine commercial training.

Additionally TN Flying Machines offers flight instruction and warbird rides.

2021 Air Show

Hosted late October with helicopter rides, hot air balloon rides, food trucks, drone show, live music and more.

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