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KAXH Houston Southwest Airport
Houston, Texas, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 19 MAY 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 -5 (UTC -6 during Standard 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

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: 104
Multi engine airplanes: 12
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 19 May 2022 at 0901Z to 16 June 2022 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
BLUBELL FOUR   download (301KB)
CESAN FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (401KB)
HUDZY FOUR   2 pages: [1] [2] (333KB)
OHIIO FOUR   download (288KB)
TKNIQ THREE (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (331KB)
TSHRT ONE ARRIVAL   2 pages: [1] [2] (378KB)
WAPPL SIX (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (378KB)
WAPPL SIX (RNAV), CONT.2   download (283KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 09   download (187KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 27   download (199KB)
LOC RWY 09   download (170KB)
 
Departure Procedures
ALEXANDRIA THREE   2 pages: [1] [2] (378KB)
BLTWY SEVEN (RNAV)   download (156KB)
BORRN FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (302KB)
CRIED ONE   download (211KB)
EL DORADO ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (283KB)
GIFFA ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (264KB)
HOODO SEVEN (RNAV)   download (198KB)
INDIE EIGHT (RNAV)   download (185KB)
INDUSTRY ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (425KB)
KARRR SIX (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (257KB)
LEONA FOUR   2 pages: [1] [2] (395KB)
LUFKIN THREE   2 pages: [1] [2] (291KB)
LURIC EIGHT (RNAV)   download (206KB)
MMALT FIVE (RNAV)   download (211KB)
PALACIOS TWO   2 pages: [1] [2] (346KB)
STRYA EIGHT (RNAV)   download (195KB)
STYCK EIGHT (RNAV)   download (182KB)
WATFO FIVE (RNAV)   download (163KB)
WYLSN EIGHT (RNAV)   download (169KB)
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 26-May-2022
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:5810:58
Sunrise06:2511:25
Sunset20:1301:13
Evening civil twilight20:3901:39

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  26-May-2022 14:52:06
Local (UTC-5)  26-May-2022 09:52:06
 
METAR
KAXH 261435Z AUTO 21004KT 10SM CLR 27/23 A3001 RMK AO2 T02660226
KSGR 
11nm NW 
261353Z 22004KT 10SM CLR 24/16 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP156 T02390156
KLVJ 
12nm E 
261353Z AUTO 20004KT 10SM CLR 24/17 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP155 T02440172
KHOU 
13nm NE 
261353Z 21008KT 10SM CLR 25/15 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP156 T02500150
KEFD 
17nm E 
261250Z 19004KT 10SM CLR 21/17 A2997
TAF
KSGR 
11nm NW 
261120Z 2612/2712 VRB02KT P6SM SKC FM261600 26009KT P6SM SKC FM270100 20005KT P6SM SKC FM270500 VRB03KT P6SM SCT060
KHOU 
13nm NE 
261120Z 2612/2712 VRB03KT P6SM SKC FM261500 25010KT P6SM SKC FM270100 19005KT P6SM SKC FM270600 VRB03KT P6SM SCT070
KEFD 
17nm E 
261200Z 2612/2718 VRB06KT 9999 SKC QNH2990INS BECMG 2617/2618 28015G20KT 9999 SKC QNH2990INS BECMG 2623/2624 VRB06KT 9999 SKC QNH2989INS BECMG 2715/2716 27010G15KT 9999 SKC QNH2998INS TX31/2622Z TN16/2612Z
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