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KIWS West Houston Airport
Houston, Texas, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 02 DECEMBER 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: IWS
Lat/Long: 29-49-05.5000N 095-40-21.4000W
29-49.091667N 095-40.356667W
29.8181944,-95.6726111
(estimated)
Elevation: 111 ft. / 33.8 m (surveyed)
Variation: 05E (1995)
From city: 13 miles W of HOUSTON, TX
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 77084

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1964
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: yes
Lights: DUSK-DAWN. HIRL RWY 15/33 PRESET LOW INTST; TO INCR INTST & ACTVT REIL RWYS 15 & 33 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Landing fee: yes, FACILITY FEE CHARGED TO NON-PATRONS, WAIVED WITH MINIMUM PURCHASE.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 123.05
HOUSTON APPROACH: 123.8
HOUSTON DEPARTURE: 123.8
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 121.15
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
WAPPL STAR: 120.05
WATFO DP: 123.8
WYLSN RNAV DP: 123.8
WX AWOS-3 at TME (12 nm W): 119.525 (281-945-5451)
WX ASOS at SGR (12 nm S): 118.125 (281-242-7605)
WX ASOS at DWH (16 nm NE): PHONE 281-251-7853
WX ASOS at IAH (20 nm NE): PHONE 281-443-6397

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
IAHr239/18.9HUMBLE VORTAC116.6005E
TNVr137/34.6NAVASOTA VOR/DME115.9008E
ELAr066/34.9EAGLE LAKE VOR/DME116.4008E

Airport Services

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

Runway Information

Runway 15/33

Dimensions: 3953 x 75 ft. / 1205 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 18.0
Double wheel: 44.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
Runway edge markings: NSTD PIR MARKINGS DUE TO RWY LEN.
RUNWAY 15  RUNWAY 33
Latitude: 29-49.386122N29-48.796630N
Longitude: 095-40.516137W095-40.196257W
Elevation: 110.5 ft.108.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 150 magnetic, 155 true330 magnetic, 335 true
Markings: NSTD, in good conditionNSTD, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on right (3.70 degrees glide path)2-light PAPI on left (3.70 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 55 ft. trees, 311 ft. from runway, 175 ft. left of centerline, 2:1 slope to clear15 ft. road, 200 ft. from runway, 60 ft. right of centerline
15 FT ROAD 150 FT EAST OF THR.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: WEST HOUSTON AIRPORT CORP
BOX 941789
HOUSTON, TX 77094-8789
Phone 281-492-2130
Manager: WOODY LESIKAR
BOX 941789
HOUSTON, TX 77094-8789
Phone 281-492-2130

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: avg 282/day *
68% local general aviation
31% transient general aviation
1% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 28 April 2020

Additional Remarks

DEEP/WIDE DITCH APRXLY 25 FT FM AER 15; 40 FT & GTR TREES APRXLY 900 FT FM AER 15; ROAD ANGLING ACRS APCH RWY 33.
NO TGLS BTN 2200-0600.
NO NGT HEL TRNG.
NO MULT TRNG FLTS BY HELS.
WX INFO AVBL ON 125.575, 281-579-9820. ASRI 129.875.
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 02 December 2021 at 0901Z to 30 December 2021 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
BLUBELL FOUR **CHANGED**   download (316KB)
CESAN FOUR (RNAV) **CHANGED**   2 pages: [1] [2] (404KB)
HUDZY FOUR **CHANGED**   2 pages: [1] [2] (343KB)
OHIIO FOUR **CHANGED**   download (306KB)
TKNIQ THREE (RNAV) **CHANGED**   2 pages: [1] [2] (333KB)
TSHRT ONE ARRIVAL   2 pages: [1] [2] (377KB)
WAPPL SIX (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (390KB)
WAPPL SIX (RNAV), CONT.2   download (282KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 15   download (183KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 33   download (170KB)
 
Departure Procedures
ALEXANDRIA THREE   2 pages: [1] [2] (336KB)
BLTWY SEVEN (RNAV)   download (151KB)
BORRN FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (298KB)
CRIED ONE   download (163KB)
EL DORADO ONE   download (177KB)
GIFFA ONE   download (159KB)
HOODO SEVEN (RNAV)   download (201KB)
INDIE EIGHT (RNAV)   download (179KB)
INDUSTRY ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (384KB)
KARRR SIX (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (251KB)
LEONA FOUR   2 pages: [1] [2] (346KB)
LUFKIN THREE   2 pages: [1] [2] (242KB)
LURIC EIGHT (RNAV)   download (201KB)
MMALT FIVE (RNAV)   download (212KB)
PALACIOS TWO   2 pages: [1] [2] (303KB)
STRYA EIGHT (RNAV)   download (189KB)
STYCK EIGHT (RNAV)   download (177KB)
WATFO FIVE (RNAV)   download (158KB)
WYLSN EIGHT (RNAV)   download (164KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (70KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KTME - Houston Executive Airport (12 nm W)
KSGR - Sugar Land Regional Airport (12 nm S)
KDWH - David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (16 nm NE)
KIAH - George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (20 nm NE)
KAXH - Houston Southwest Airport (21 nm SE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 07-Dec-2021
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:4012:40
Sunrise07:0613:06
Sunset17:2223:22
Evening civil twilight17:4823:48

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  07-Dec-2021 07:29:15
Local (UTC-6)  07-Dec-2021 01:29:15
 
METAR
KTME 
12nm W 
070715Z AUTO 34004KT 9SM OVC026 12/06 A3011 RMK AO2
KSGR 
12nm S 
070653Z AUTO 06007KT 10SM OVC027 17/07 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP184 T01670067
KDWH 
16nm NE 
070653Z AUTO 05007KT 10SM OVC028 15/03 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP188 T01500033
KIAH 
19nm NE 
070653Z 05010KT 10SM OVC026 15/05 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP184 T01500050
KAXH 
21nm SE 
070715Z AUTO 02006KT 10SM OVC024 15/08 A3008 RMK AO2 T01520083
KHOU 
23nm SE 
070653Z 06010KT 10SM OVC025 16/09 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP189 T01610089
TAF
KSGR 
12nm S 
070522Z 0706/0806 04012KT P6SM BKN026 OVC060 FM071000 VRB05KT P6SM BKN025 OVC050 FM071900 19007KT P6SM OVC050 FM080000 15003KT P6SM BKN050
KIAH 
19nm NE 
070522Z 0706/0812 02008KT P6SM BKN028 OVC060 FM071600 VRB05KT P6SM BKN020 OVC050 FM071700 VRB04KT P6SM SCT020 BKN250
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
West Houston Airport UNICOM 123.05
281-492-2130
[web site]
[email]
24-hour Full Service Fueling; Weekend, Holiday and qualifying discounts may apply, check with CSR for applicability.

Airport Facility Fee charged to non-patrons not purchasing products or services from Airport and Airport based businesses. West Houston is a non-federal open to the public reliever airport.
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100LL Jet A
FS $5.61 $4.74 
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Alternatives at nearby airports
IMPORTANT: Note that the FBOs below are NOT at KIWS but at other nearby airports. Do not expect services from these FBOs to be available at KIWS.
Located at KDWH
Gill Aviation
UNICOM 122.95
281-376-5436
toll-free 800-624-7394
[web site]
[email]

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At KDWH (David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport), 16 miles NNE

At Gill Aviation, our promise is to be your trusted source in Houston by delivering reliable flight support and an excellent customer value. We can assist with all of your concierge needs including courtesy cars, hotel reservations and catering arrangements. We are driven by our ability to listen and respond in a timely manner with attention to detail. With over 200 hangars on field, we have room for your aircraft and volume discounts are available. Be sure to check out our on-site restaurant, Aviator's Grill, and enjoy the famous bacon cheeseburger or one of the many other signature entrees.
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Located at KDWH
Phillips 66
100LL Jet A
FS $5.64 $4.79 
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Aviation Businesses, Services, and Facilities

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Distance
 
Comments
  
Aviation Academy of America 830-584-7058
[web site]
[email]
Flight training

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