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KPIL Port Isabel-Cameron County Airport
Port Isabel, Texas, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 09 NOVEMBER 2017

Location

FAA Identifier: PIL
Lat/Long: 26-09-58.3000N / 097-20-45.2000W
26-09.971667N / 097-20.753333W
26.1661944 / -97.3458889
(estimated)
Elevation: 18.6 ft. / 5.7 m (surveyed)
Variation: 05E (2010)
From city: 10 miles NW of PORT ISABEL, TX
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 78566

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 10/1943
Control tower: no
ARTCC: HOUSTON CENTER
FSS: SAN ANGELO FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: PIL (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0800-1700
Pattern altitude: 818.6 ft. MSL
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: SS-SR
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
WX ASOS: 118.525 (956-233-5740)
VALLEY APPROACH: 119.5
VALLEY DEPARTURE: 119.5
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 119.2
WX ASOS at BRO (16 nm S): PHONE 956-546-4540
WX ASOS at HRL (17 nm W): PHONE 956-428-7297

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
BROr357/14.6BROWNSVILLE VORTAC116.3009E
HRLr098/16.9HARLINGEN VOR/DME109.2005E
MAMr015/25.6MATAMOROS VOR/DME114.3007E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
DEPOO036/14.039303EBR -... .-.

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
FUEL SELF SERVE WITH CREDIT CARD.
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MINOR
Powerplant service: MINOR
Bulk oxygen: LOW

Runway Information

Runway 13/31

Dimensions: 8001 x 200 ft. / 2439 x 61 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 105.0
Double wheel: 135.0
Double tandem: 230.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 13  RUNWAY 31
Latitude: 26-10.378775N26-09.447447N
Longitude: 097-20.992237W097-19.954518W
Elevation: 13.9 ft.18.4 ft.
Gradient: 0.1%0.1%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 130 magnetic, 135 true310 magnetic, 315 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (2.00 degrees glide path)2-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yes
REIL OUT OF SVC
yes
REIL OUT OF SVC
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 8/26

Dimensions: 5317 x 150 ft. / 1621 x 46 m
Surface: concrete, in poor condition
ROUGH PAVEMENT. RY HAS HEAVY GRASS ENCROACHMENT.
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 50.0
Double wheel: 60.0
Double tandem: 110.0
Runway edge markings: RY MARKINGS FADED.
RUNWAY 8  RUNWAY 26
Latitude: 26-09.815640N26-09.817975N
Longitude: 097-21.248627W097-20.276048W
Elevation: 12.6 ft.16.9 ft.
Gradient: 0.1%0.1%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 085 magnetic, 090 true265 magnetic, 270 true
Markings: nonenone
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 8 ft. fence, 330 ft. from runway, 261 ft. left of centerline, 16:1 slope to clear
3 FT HAY BALES 129 FT FROM THLD 69 FT LEFT OF CENTERLINE.
20 ft. trees, 269 ft. from runway, 250 ft. right of centerline, 3:1 slope to clear

Runway 3/21

Dimensions: 5000 x 150 ft. / 1524 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete, in poor condition
RY PAVEMENT HAS HEAVY GRASS ENCROACHMENT.
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 30.0
Double wheel: 45.0
Double tandem: 90.0
Runway edge markings: RY MARKINGS FADED.
RUNWAY 3  RUNWAY 21
Latitude: 26-09.717077N26-10.394393N
Longitude: 097-21.298333W097-20.775742W
Elevation: 12.8 ft.11.6 ft.
Gradient: 0.1%0.1%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 030 magnetic, 035 true210 magnetic, 215 true
Markings: nonenone
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 12 ft. brush, 630 ft. from runway, 35:1 slope to clear5 ft. brush, 216 ft. from runway, 3:1 slope to clear

Runway 17/35

Dimensions: 4200 x 75 ft. / 1280 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 30.0
Double wheel: 45.0
Double tandem: 90.0
RUNWAY 17  RUNWAY 35
Latitude: 26-10.523667N26-09.830500N
Longitude: 097-20.936833W097-20.934667W
Elevation: 12.6 ft.16.0 ft.
Gradient: 0.1%0.1%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 175 magnetic, 180 true355 magnetic, 360 true
Markings: basic, in good conditionbasic, in good condition
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: none273 ft. tower, 4000 ft. from runway, 605 ft. left of centerline, 13:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CAMERON COUNTY
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1100 E. MONROE
BROWNSVILLE, TX 78520
Phone 956-544-0830
Manager: JOE VEGA
33174 STATE PARK RD 100 SOUTH
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX 78597
Phone (956) 761-3700
FAX 956-761-5317

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 13
Single engine airplanes: 6
Multi engine airplanes: 6
Gliders airplanes: 1
    
Aircraft operations: avg 81/day *
54% military
37% transient general aviation
8% local general aviation
<1% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 11 January 2017

Additional Remarks

NO POSITION HOLDING MARKINGS ON NUMEROUS TWYS APPROACHING RY INTERSECTIONS.
LOOSE GRAVEL/PAVEMENT AT INTERSECTION OF RY 13 & NORTHEAST TWY CONNECTING RYS 13 & 21.
FOR CD CTC CRP APCH AT 361-299-4230.
A58-31 4 FT HAY BALES 124 FT FM THLD AND 141 FT RIGHT OF CENTERLINE.

Instrument Procedures

NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.

NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use between 9 November 2017 at 0901Z and 7 December 2017 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 13   download (276KB)
VOR/DME-B   download (210KB)
VOR-A   download (207KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (19KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (149KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KBRO - Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport (16 nm S)
KHRL - Valley International Airport (17 nm W)
T65 - Mid Valley Airport (34 nm W)
KEBG - South Texas International Airport at Edinburg (45 nm W)
KMFE - Mc Allen Miller International Airport (48 nm W)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 18-Nov-2017
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:2712:27
Sunrise06:5112:51
Sunset17:3823:38
Evening civil twilight18:0300:03

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  18-Nov-2017 18:31:01
Local (UTC-6)  18-Nov-2017 12:31:01
 
METAR
KPIL 181753Z AUTO 17014G22KT 10SM SCT033 29/21 A2985 RMK AO2 SLP108 T02890211 10289 20217 58009
KBRO 
17nm S 
181753Z 18017KT 10SM CLR 31/22 A2987 RMK AO2 SLP114 T03110217 10311 20228 58006
KHRL 
17nm W 
181752Z 19016G25KT 10SM CLR 30/22 A2985 RMK AO2 SLP108 T03000217 10300 20206 58007
TAF
KBRO 
17nm S 
181740Z 1818/1918 17014G22KT P6SM SCT250 FM190000 12005KT P6SM BKN030 FM190300 36012G24KT P6SM BKN050 FM191000 35014G20KT P6SM SCT250
KHRL 
17nm W 
181740Z 1818/1918 18016G24KT P6SM SCT250 FM182100 20010G20KT P6SM SCT040 FM190000 09010G22KT P6SM BKN030 FM190400 36014G22KT P6SM SCT050
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
Southwind Airlines 956-559-6677
956-233-4424
Aviation fuel, Aircraft ground handling, Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), Hangars, GPU / Power cart, Passenger terminal and lounge, ...

More info about Southwind Airlines
independent
100LL Jet A
FS $5.52 $4.26 
SS $5.02 $3.76 
 Updated 14-Nov-2017
 
   3 read write
Alternatives at nearby airports
IMPORTANT: Note that the FBOs below are NOT at KPIL but at other nearby airports. Do not expect services from these FBOs to be available at KPIL.
Located at KHRL
Sun Valley Aviation
956-421-4545
[web site]
[email]
At KHRL (Valley International Airport), 17 miles WNW

Aviation fuel, Aircraft ground handling, Hangars, Hangar leasing / sales, GPU / Power cart, Passenger terminal and lounge, Flight training, Aircraft rental, ...
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Located at KHRL
Avfuel
100LL Jet A
FS $5.32 $4.32 
SS $4.82 --- 
 Updated 07-Nov-2017
 
   20 read write
FS=Full service
SS=Self service
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