Horizon Airport (El Paso, Texas)

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Horizon Airport
Horizon Airport from space
IATA: noneICAO: noneFAA LID: T27
Airport type Public
Owner Family of Phil Barrett
Location El Paso, Texas
Elevation AMSL 4,007 ft / 1,221 m
Coordinates 31°43′11″N 106°14′13″W / 31.71972°N 106.23694°W / 31.71972; -106.23694
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 6,885 2,099 Asphalt/Dirt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 31,200
Based aircraft 90
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Horizon Airport (FAA LID: T27) is a public-use airport in El Paso, Texas, located 11 miles (18 km) southeast of the central business district on Pellicano Drive about 1.5 miles east of Joe Battle Boulevard (Texas Loop 375). It is privately owned by the family of the late Phil Barrett.[1]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Horizon Airport covers an area of 200 acres (81 ha) which contains one runway:[1]

  • Runway 8/26: 6,885 x 50 ft (2,099 x 15 m), Surface: 6,885 ft Asphalt / 2,500 ft Dirt

For the 12-month period ending April 28, 2007, the airport had 31,200 aircraft operations, an average of 85 per day, 100% of which were general aviation. There are 90 aircraft based at this airport: 76% single engine, 2% multi-engine, 11% gliders and 11% ultralights.[1]

Horizon Airport is home to the local soaring society for gliders.[2] It has previously hosted 1/4 mile drag racing events and features a cement launch pad and paved staging area.

Formerly named West Texas Airport


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for T27 (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-07-05
  2. ^ http://www.elpasosoaring.org/

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