Palacios Municipal Airport
|Palacios Municipal Airport
(former Palacios Army Airfield)
|USGS 2006 orthophoto|
|IATA: PSX – ICAO: KPSX – FAA LID: PSX|
|Owner||City of Palacios|
|Elevation AMSL||14 ft / 4 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Palacios Municipal Airport (IATA: PSX, ICAO: KPSX, FAA LID: PSX) is a city owned,public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) northwest of the central business district of Palacios, a city in Matagorda County, Texas, United States. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.
Camp Palacios was originally established as a summer training camp for the 36th Infantry Division of the TX National Guard after the Palacios Campsite Association donated the land to the state in 1926. As a result of World War II, Palacios Army Airfield was constructed in 1943 and opened in August by the United States Army Air Forces as a maintenance depot and supply facility for Air Technical Service Command. At the end of the war the airfield was determined to be excess by the military and turned over to the local government for civil use.  
Facilities and aircraft
Palacios Municipal Airport covers an area of 1,538 acres (622 ha) at an elevation of 14 feet (4 m) above mean sea level. It has three runways with concrete surfaces: 8/26 is 5,001 by 150 feet (1,524 x 46 m); 13/31 is 5,001 by 150 feet (1,524 x 46 m); 17/35 is 5,001 by 75 feet (1,524 x 23 m).
For the 12-month period ending May 21, 2011, the airport had 2,960 aircraft operations, an average of 246 per month: 51% general aviation and 49% military. At that time there were 12 aircraft based at this airport: 75% single-engine and 25% helicopter.
- List of airports in Texas
- Texas World War II Army Airfields
- United States Air Force portal
- Military of the United States portal
- World War II portal
- FAA Airport Master Record for PSX ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
- Thole, Lou (1999), Forgotten Fields of America : World War II Bases and Training, Then and Now - Vol. 2. Publisher: Pictorial Histories Pub, ISBN 1-57510-051-7
- Palacios Municipal Airport at City of Palacios Economic Development Corporation website
- Palacios Area Historical Association
- PDF at Texas DOT Airport Directory
- Aerial image as of March 1995 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for PSX, effective March 6, 2014
- Resources for this airport: