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5XS6 Old Reb Airport
Mercedes, Texas, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 08 NOVEMBER 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: 5XS6
Lat/Long: 26-10-31.2700N / 097-52-30.9940W
26-10.521167N / 097-52.516567W
26.1753528 / -97.8752761
(estimated)
Elevation: 60 ft. / 18 m (estimated)
Variation: 07E (1985)
From city: 3 miles NE of MERCEDES, TX
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 78570

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 04/1947
Control tower: no
ARTCC: HOUSTON CENTER
FSS: SAN ANGELO FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
Attendance: DAWN-DUSK
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no

Airport Communications

WX AWOS-3 at TXW (5 nm W): 118.575 (956-447-0502)
WX ASOS at HRL (12 nm E): PHONE 956-428-7297
WX ASOS at MFE (20 nm W): PHONE 956-664-8212

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
HRLr250/12.4HARLINGEN VOR/DME109.2005E
MFEr081/19.7MC ALLEN VOR/DME117.2009E
REXr055/(21.5)REYNOSA VOR112.4008E
MAMr315/30.8MATAMOROS VOR/DME114.3007E
BROr290/30.9BROWNSVILLE VORTAC116.3009E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
SEBAS231/14.133805EHR .... .-.

Airport Services

Runway Information

Runway 12/30

Dimensions: 3000 x 40 ft. / 914 x 12 m
NORTHWEST 200' 50' WIDE; NEXT 400' 25' WIDE; REMAINDER 40' WIDE.
Surface: asphalt/turf, in fair condition
FIRST 500' NW END OF RWY - ASPH-G; REMAINDER OF RWY SFC LOOSE GRVL & TURF. NORTH TWY - GOOD CONDITON; SE TWY - VERY POOR CONDITION.
RUNWAY 12  RUNWAY 30
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Obstructions: 10 ft. road10 ft. road

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: WILLIAM R. SANDLIN
RT 2, BOX 153
MERCEDES, TX 78570
Phone 210-565-1241
Manager: WILLIAM R. SANDLIN
RT-4 BOX 15111 INDIAN HILLS
MERCEDES, TX 78570
Phone 512-565-1241

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 12
Single engine airplanes: 10
Multi engine airplanes: 2
    
Aircraft operations: avg 111/week *
95% local general aviation
5% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 22 July 1986

Additional Remarks

PVT; N-S FARM AIRSTRIP 25 X 1800'; 850' NORTH OF NORTH E-W PROPERTY LINE.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at 5XS6.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KTXW - Mid Valley Airport (5 nm W)
KHRL - Valley International Airport (12 nm E)
KMFE - Mc Allen Miller International Airport (20 nm W)
KEBG - South Texas International Airport at Edinburg (21 nm NW)
KPIL - Port Isabel-Cameron County Airport (29 nm E)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 20-Nov-2018
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3012:30
Sunrise06:5512:55
Sunset17:4023:40
Evening civil twilight18:0400:04

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  21-Nov-2018 02:54:42
Local (UTC-6)  20-Nov-2018 20:54:42
 
METAR
KTXW 
5nm W 
210235Z AUTO 35003KT 10SM OVC038 14/07 A3029 RMK AO2 T01350074
KHRL 
13nm E 
210152Z 35008KT 10SM OVC037 14/07 A3027 RMK AO2 SLP249 T01390072
TAF
KHRL 
13nm E 
202304Z 2023/2118 36009KT P6SM OVC035 FM211500 35008KT P6SM OVC007
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