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KAXH Houston Southwest Airport
Houston, Texas, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 25 FEBRUARY 2021

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
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

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
WHARTON064/38.424503EARM .- .-. --

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: 26
Single engine airplanes: 20
Multi engine airplanes: 2
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.
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 25 February 2021 at 0901Z to 25 March 2021 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
BLUBELL FOUR   download (328KB)
CESAN FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (426KB)
HUDZY FOUR   2 pages: [1] [2] (367KB)
OHIIO FOUR   download (317KB)
TKNIQ TWO (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (352KB)
TSHRT ONE ARRIVAL   2 pages: [1] [2] (399KB)
WAPPL FIVE (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (444KB)
WAPPL FIVE (RNAV), CONT.2   download (296KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 09   download (195KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 27   download (210KB)
LOC RWY 09   download (181KB)
 
Departure Procedures
ALEXANDRIA TWO   2 pages: [1] [2] (408KB)
BLTWY SIX (RNAV)   download (164KB)
BORRN FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (324KB)
CRIED NINE   download (219KB)
EL DORADO NINE   2 pages: [1] [2] (300KB)
GIFFA NINE   2 pages: [1] [2] (280KB)
HOODO SIX (RNAV)   download (216KB)
INDIE SEVEN (RNAV)   download (192KB)
INDUSTRY NINE   2 pages: [1] [2] (452KB)
KARRR SIX (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (278KB)
LEONA THREE   2 pages: [1] [2] (416KB)
LUFKIN TWO   2 pages: [1] [2] (308KB)
LURIC SEVEN (RNAV)   download (211KB)
MMALT FIVE (RNAV)   download (228KB)
PALACIOS ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (371KB)
STRYA SEVEN (RNAV)   download (198KB)
STYCK SEVEN (RNAV)   download (185KB)
WATFO FIVE (RNAV)   download (172KB)
WYLSN SEVEN (RNAV)   download (175KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (70KB)

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 25-Feb-2021
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:2912:29
Sunrise06:5312:53
Sunset18:1700:17
Evening civil twilight18:4100:41

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  26-Feb-2021 02:00:23
Local (UTC-6)  25-Feb-2021 20:00:23
 
METAR
KAXH 260135Z AUTO 15005KT 10SM OVC041 20/19 A3003 RMK AO2 T02040188
KSGR 
11nm NW 
260153Z 15009KT 10SM OVC040 22/19 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP165 T02170189
KLVJ 
12nm E 
260153Z AUTO 15009KT 10SM OVC041 20/18 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP171 T02000178
KHOU 
13nm NE 
260153Z 16011KT 10SM BKN047 21/18 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP171 T02110178
KEFD 
17nm E 
260050Z 15010KT 10SM SCT035 OVC050 20/18 A3002
TAF
KSGR 
11nm NW 
252125Z 2521/2618 12007KT 6SM -DZ VCSH OVC005 FM260600 16008KT 5SM BR VCSH OVC008 FM261500 25005KT P6SM VCSH OVC005 FM261600 24006KT P6SM VCSH BKN015
KHOU 
13nm NE 
252125Z 2521/2618 14007KT P6SM VCSH BKN007 OVC020 TEMPO 2521/2524 -SHRA SCT006 OVC020 FM260000 15008KT P6SM OVC006 FM260600 16009KT 5SM BR VCSH OVC008 FM261600 19009KT P6SM BKN015
KEFD 
17nm E 
252000Z 2520/2702 14012KT 8000 -SHRA BR OVC007 QNH3003INS BECMG 2602/2603 15009KT 8000 BR OVC005 QNH3002INS BECMG 2606/2607 15009KT 8000 -SHRA BR OVC004 QNH2994INS BECMG 2612/2613 18008KT 8000 BR OVC004 QNH2996INS BECMG 2617/2618 18012G18KT 8000 -SHRA SCT006 BKN010 QNH2987INS BECMG 2620/2621 17013KT 9999 NSW BKN020 QNH2988INS BECMG 2701/2702 16009KT 8000 BR BKN020 QNH2988INS TX21/2521Z TN17/2615Z
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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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