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KIWS West Houston Airport
Houston, Texas, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 26 MARCH 2020

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 -5 (UTC -6 during Standard 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 RY 15/33 PRESET LOW INTST; TO INCR INTST & ACTVT REIL RYS 15 & 33 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Landing fee: yes, LNDG FEE FOR HELICOPTERS. FEE WAIVED WITH FUEL 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
TCHDN STAR: 119.175
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
Bulk oxygen: HIGH

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: 15/33 NSTD PIR MKGS DUE TO RY LENGTH.
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: 36 ft. trees, 600 ft. from runway, 11:1 slope to clear15 ft. road, 200 ft. from runway, 60 ft. right of centerline
ROAD 150 FT EAST OF THLD.

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 31 December 2016

Additional Remarks

DEEP/WIDE DITCH APRXLY 25 FT FM AER 15; 40 FT & GTR TREES APRXLY 900 FT FM AER 15; ROAD ANGLING ACROSS APCH RY 33.
NO TOUCH & GO LANDINGS BTN 2200-0600.
NO NIGHT HELICOPTER TRAINING.
NO MULTIPLE TRAINING FLIGHTS BY HELICOPTERS.
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 26 March 2020 at 0901Z to 23 April 2020 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
BLUBELL FOUR **NEW**   download (300KB)
CESAN FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (359KB)
HUDZY FOUR **CHANGED**   2 pages: [1] [2] (315KB)
OHIIO FOUR   download (294KB)
TKNIQ TWO (RNAV) **CHANGED**   2 pages: [1] [2] (286KB)
TSHRT ONE ARRIVAL **NEW**   2 pages: [1] [2] (340KB)
WAPPL FIVE (RNAV) **NEW**   2 pages: [1] [2] (379KB)
WAPPL FIVE (RNAV), CONT.2 **NEW**   download (263KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 15   download (161KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 33   download (148KB)
 
Departure Procedures
ALEXANDRIA TWO   2 pages: [1] [2] (294KB)
BLTWY SIX (RNAV)   download (127KB)
BORRN FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (252KB)
CRIED NINE   download (141KB)
EL DORADO NINE   download (156KB)
GIFFA NINE   download (138KB)
HOODO SIX (RNAV)   download (180KB)
INDIE SEVEN (RNAV)   download (153KB)
INDUSTRY NINE   2 pages: [1] [2] (338KB)
KARRR SIX (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (206KB)
LEONA THREE   2 pages: [1] [2] (305KB)
LUFKIN TWO   2 pages: [1] [2] (195KB)
LURIC SEVEN (RNAV)   download (172KB)
MMALT FIVE (RNAV)   download (190KB)
PALACIOS ONE **CHANGED**   2 pages: [1] [2] (257KB)
STRYA SEVEN (RNAV)   download (160KB)
STYCK SEVEN (RNAV)   download (148KB)
WATFO FIVE (RNAV)   download (136KB)
WYLSN SEVEN (RNAV)   download (137KB)
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 08-Apr-2020
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3911:39
Sunrise07:0412:04
Sunset19:4500:45
Evening civil twilight20:0901:09

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  09-Apr-2020 00:41:13
Local (UTC-5)  08-Apr-2020 19:41:13
 
METAR
KTME 
12nm W 
090015Z AUTO 20006KT 9SM CLR 28/24 A2984 RMK AO2
KSGR 
12nm S 
082353Z 21004KT 10SM CLR 29/23 A2983 RMK AO2 SLP103 T02890228 10306 20272 56009
KDWH 
16nm NE 
082353Z 20009KT 9SM CLR 29/22 A2982 RMK AO2 SLP097 T02890217 10306 20261 55009
KIAH 
19nm NE 
082353Z 19006KT 10SM FEW030 BKN240 29/22 A2983 RMK AO2 SLP099 T02940222 10311 20272 55008
KAXH 
21nm SE 
090015Z AUTO 18003KT 10SM CLR 28/24 A2985 RMK AO2 T02750240
KHOU 
23nm SE 
082353Z 18006KT 10SM FEW035 SCT220 BKN250 29/22 A2982 RMK AO2 SLP104 T02940222 10306 20272 57003
TAF
KSGR 
12nm S 
082058Z 0821/0918 19008KT P6SM SCT025 FM082300 20006KT P6SM VCSH SCT045 BKN150 FM090200 21005KT P6SM SCT080 BKN250 FM090700 VRB04KT 4SM BR BKN006 BKN010 FM091500 26006KT P6SM SCT015 BKN025
KIAH 
19nm NE 
082057Z 0821/0924 21006KT P6SM BKN030 BKN200 FM082300 20007KT P6SM VCSH SCT040 BKN150 FM090200 19006KT P6SM SCT100 BKN250 FM091000 24003KT 5SM BR SCT009 BKN015 FM091500 28005KT P6SM SCT015 BKN025 FM091700 VRB04KT P6SM BKN030 FM092100 28005KT P6SM VCTS SCT040CB
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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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independent
100LL Jet A
FS $4.57 $3.95 
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Aviation Businesses, Services, and Facilities

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Distance
 
Comments
  
 Western Airways, Inc.
281-565-9700
[web site]
[email]
Western Airways is a Part 145 Repair Station providing routine maintenance, emergency repairs and annual/phase inspections for pistons, turboprops and jets. Western has a full-service Avionics Department performing upgrades, repairs and ADS-B and Wi-Fi installations. AOG mobile service available.
 
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