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KAXH Houston Southwest Airport
Houston, Texas, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 03 NOVEMBER 2022

Location

FAA Identifier: AXH
Lat/Long: 29-30-22.1000N 095-28-36.9000W
29-30.368333N 095-28.615000W
29.5061389,-95.4769167
(estimated)
Elevation: 68.9 ft. / 21.0 m (surveyed)
Variation: 05E (2000)
From city: 15 miles SW of HOUSTON, TX
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 77583

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 02/1979
Control tower: no
ARTCC: HOUSTON CENTER
FSS: MONTGOMERY COUNTY FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: CXO (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Lights: MIRL RWY 09/27 PRESET LOW INTST DUSK-DAWN, TO INCR INTST & ACTVT REIL RWY 09 & 27- CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 123.0
WX AWOS-3: 123.625 (281-431-6572)
HOUSTON APPROACH: 123.8
HOUSTON DEPARTURE: 123.8
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 120.8
ALEXANDRIA DP: 123.8
BLTWY RNAV DP: 123.8
BLUEBELL STAR: 124.225
BORRN RNAV DP: 123.8
CESAN STAR: 121.3
CRIED DP: 123.8
DREMR DP: 123.8
EL DORADO DP: 123.8
GIFFA DP: 123.8
HOODO RNAV DP: 123.8
HUDZY STAR: 120.05
INDIE RNAV DP: 123.8
INDUSTRY DP: 123.8
KARRR RNAV DP: 123.8
LEONA DP: 123.8
LUFKIN DP: 123.8
LURIC DP: 123.8
MMALT RNAV DP: 123.8
OHIIO STAR: 120.05
PALACIOS DP: 123.8
STRYA DP: 123.8
STYCK DP: 123.8
TKNIQ STAR: 119.625
TSHIRT STAR: 119.175
WAPPL STAR: 120.05
WATFO DP: 123.8
WYLSN RNAV DP: 123.8
WX ASOS at SGR (12 nm NW): 118.125 (281-242-7605)
WX ASOS at LVJ (12 nm E): 118.525 (281-992-1853)
WX ASOS at HOU (13 nm NE): PHONE 713-847-1462
WX AWOS-3 at EFD (18 nm E): 135.575 (713-847-4430)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
IAHr189/27.9HUMBLE VORTAC116.6005E
VUHr288/34.9SCHOLES VOR/DME113.0006E
MHFr259/38.2TRINITY VOR/DME113.6007E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: HIGH

Runway Information

Runway 9/27

Dimensions: 5002 x 100 ft. / 1525 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in excellent condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 60.0
Double wheel: 75.0
Double tandem: 100.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 9  RUNWAY 27
Latitude: 29-30.398505N29-30.337558N
Longitude: 095-29.085042W095-28.144123W
Elevation: 68.9 ft.66.4 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 089 magnetic, 094 true269 magnetic, 274 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (3.50 degrees glide path)2-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: LOC/DME
Obstructions: 65 ft. trees, 1550 ft. from runway, 23:1 slope to clear15 ft. road, 330 ft. from runway, 8:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: JAMES GRIFFITH JR
503 MC KEEVER RD
ARCOLA, TX 77583
Phone 281-431-2581
Manager: LEN FRANKLIN
503 MC KEEVER RD #1505
ARCOLA, TX 77583
Phone 281-431-2581

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 120
Single engine airplanes: 103
Multi engine airplanes: 13
Jet airplanes: 1
Helicopters: 3
    
Aircraft operations: avg 117/day *
62% local general aviation
31% transient general aviation
7% air taxi
<1% military
* for 12-month period ending 24 April 2020

Additional Remarks

HELICOPTER TFC INVOF ARPT. RWY 09 CALM WIND RWY.
FOR CD CTC HOUSTON APCH AT 281-443-5844. TO CNL IFR CTC HOUSTON APCH AT 281-443-5888.

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 from 03 November 2022 at 0901Z to 01 December 2022 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
BLUBELL FOUR   download (300KB)
CESAN FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (398KB)
HUDZY FOUR   2 pages: [1] [2] (330KB)
OHIIO FOUR   download (287KB)
TKNIQ THREE (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (329KB)
TSHRT TWO ARRIVAL **NEW**   2 pages: [1] [2] (373KB)
WAPPL SIX (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (376KB)
WAPPL SIX (RNAV), CONT.2   download (281KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 09   download (185KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 27   download (198KB)
LOC RWY 09   download (168KB)
 
Departure Procedures
ALEXANDRIA THREE   2 pages: [1] [2] (375KB)
BLTWY SEVEN (RNAV)   download (154KB)
BORRN FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (300KB)
CRIED ONE   download (209KB)
EL DORADO ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (280KB)
GIFFA ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (262KB)
HOODO SEVEN (RNAV)   download (197KB)
INDIE EIGHT (RNAV)   download (183KB)
INDUSTRY ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (423KB)
KARRR SIX (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (254KB)
LEONA FOUR   2 pages: [1] [2] (392KB)
LUFKIN THREE   2 pages: [1] [2] (288KB)
LURIC EIGHT (RNAV)   download (205KB)
MMALT FIVE (RNAV)   download (210KB)
PALACIOS THREE **NEW**   2 pages: [1] [2] (345KB)
STRYA EIGHT (RNAV)   download (194KB)
STYCK EIGHT (RNAV)   download (181KB)
WATFO FIVE (RNAV)   download (162KB)
WYLSN EIGHT (RNAV)   download (167KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (207KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KSGR - Sugar Land Regional Airport (12 nm NW)
KLVJ - Pearland Regional Airport (12 nm E)
KHOU - William P Hobby Airport (13 nm NE)
KEFD - Ellington Airport (18 nm E)
KIWS - West Houston Airport (21 nm NW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 30-Nov-2022
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3412:34
Sunrise06:5912:59
Sunset17:2223:22
Evening civil twilight17:4823:48

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  30-Nov-2022 15:04:26
Local (UTC-6)  30-Nov-2022 09:04:26
 
METAR
KAXH 301455Z AUTO 36012G20KT 10SM CLR 12/02 A3024 RMK AO2 T01210023
KSGR 
11nm NW 
301453Z 01016G23KT 10SM CLR 12/02 A3025 RMK AO2 SLP243 T01170022 51041
KLVJ 
12nm E 
301453Z AUTO 01011G20KT 10SM CLR 13/03 A3024 RMK AO2 SLP239 T01280033 51043
KHOU 
13nm NE 
301453Z 36013G25KT 10SM FEW250 12/02 A3024 RMK AO2 PK WND 02026/1439 SLP244 T01220017 51044
KEFD 
17nm E 
301454Z 35012G20KT 10SM CLR 12/03 A3023
TAF
KSGR 
11nm NW 
301120Z 3012/0112 01018G28KT P6SM SCT015 FM302100 03015G23KT P6SM SKC FM010000 04008KT P6SM SKC
KHOU 
13nm NE 
301120Z 3012/0112 36019G27KT P6SM SCT020 FM302000 03015G23KT P6SM SKC FM010100 04009KT P6SM SKC
KEFD 
17nm E 
301200Z 3012/0118 34012G20KT 9999 BKN040 QNH3002INS BECMG 3013/3014 01012KT 9999 SKC WS020/03040KT QNH3016INS BECMG 3015/3016 02020G25KT 9999 SKC QNH3024INS BECMG 0102/0103 04009KT 9999 SKC WS020/06030KT QNH3032INS BECMG 0112/0113 06006KT 9999 SKC QNH3034INS BECMG 0117/0118 11010G15KT 9999 FEW021 QNH3037INS TX20/3020Z TN06/0112Z
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26 mins from the Medical Center
24 mins from the Galleria
25 Mins from Downtown Houston
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