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KAXH Houston Southwest Airport
Houston, Texas, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 01 DECEMBER 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: 119
Single engine airplanes: 102
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 01 December 2022 at 0901Z to 29 December 2022 at 0900z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
BLUBELL FOUR   download (299KB)
CESAN FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (396KB)
HUDZY FOUR   2 pages: [1] [2] (327KB)
OHIIO FOUR   download (286KB)
TKNIQ THREE (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (326KB)
TSHRT TWO ARRIVAL **NEW**   2 pages: [1] [2] (371KB)
WAPPL SIX (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (374KB)
WAPPL SIX (RNAV), CONT.2   download (280KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 09   download (184KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 27   download (198KB)
LOC RWY 09   download (167KB)
 
Departure Procedures
ALEXANDRIA THREE   2 pages: [1] [2] (373KB)
BLTWY SEVEN (RNAV)   download (153KB)
BORRN FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (298KB)
CRIED ONE   download (208KB)
EL DORADO ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (278KB)
GIFFA ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (259KB)
HOODO SEVEN (RNAV)   download (196KB)
INDIE EIGHT (RNAV)   download (182KB)
INDUSTRY ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (420KB)
KARRR SIX (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (252KB)
LEONA FOUR   2 pages: [1] [2] (390KB)
LUFKIN THREE   2 pages: [1] [2] (286KB)
LURIC EIGHT (RNAV)   download (204KB)
MMALT FIVE (RNAV)   download (209KB)
PALACIOS THREE **NEW**   2 pages: [1] [2] (343KB)
STRYA EIGHT (RNAV)   download (193KB)
STYCK EIGHT (RNAV)   download (179KB)
WATFO FIVE (RNAV)   download (161KB)
WYLSN EIGHT (RNAV)   download (166KB)
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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Photo by John Dyer
Taken in April 2020
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 09-Dec-2022
 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)  09-Dec-2022 20:47:05
Local (UTC-6)  09-Dec-2022 14:47:05
 
METAR
KAXH 092035Z AUTO 17006KT 10SM SCT032 BKN042 BKN049 27/20 A3007 RMK AO2 T02710195
KSGR 
11nm NW 
091953Z 22004KT 10SM FEW034 BKN070 28/18 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP180 T02830183
KLVJ 
12nm E 
091953Z AUTO 16009KT 10SM SCT032 27/19 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP185 T02670194
KHOU 
13nm NE 
091953Z 17007KT 10SM SCT035 28/18 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP183 T02780178
KEFD 
17nm E 
091954Z 16010KT 10SM SCT040 28/19 A3006
TAF
KSGR 
11nm NW 
091721Z 0918/1018 22005KT P6SM FEW015 FM092000 17007KT P6SM BKN035 FM100300 VRB03KT 5SM BR BKN014 FM100700 VRB02KT 2SM BR OVC009 TEMPO 1009/1012 1/2SM FG FM101500 14006KT P6SM BKN013
KHOU 
13nm NE 
091721Z 0918/1018 21007KT P6SM SCT015 FM092100 17007KT P6SM BKN035 FM100300 VRB04KT 5SM BR BKN007 FM100700 VRB03KT 2SM BR OVC007 FM101400 14006KT P6SM BKN008
KEFD 
17nm E 
092000Z 0920/1102 16009KT 9999 SCT027 QNH3000INS BECMG 1001/1002 VRB06KT 8000 BR BKN004 QNH3000INS BECMG 1014/1015 VRB06KT 4800 BR SCT005 QNH3005INS BECMG 1017/1018 15012KT 9000 BR SCT027 QNH3005INS BECMG 1020/1021 14010G15KT 9000 -SHRA BKN026 QNH3000INS TEMPO 1020/1100 22020G30KT 9000 -TSRA BKN026CB OVC040 BECMG 1100/1101 13006KT 4800 BR BKN011 QNH3000INS TX30/1019Z TN19/1013Z
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Houston Southwest Airport UNICOM 123.00
281-431-2581
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Your Houston Connection
26 mins from the Medical Center
24 mins from the Galleria
25 Mins from Downtown Houston
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