West Houston Airport
|West Houston Airport|
|IATA: IWS – ICAO: KIWS – FAA LID: IWS|
|Airport type||Public use|
|Owner||West Houston Airport Corp.|
|Elevation AMSL||111 ft / 34 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
West Houston Airport (IATA: IWS, ICAO: KIWS, FAA LID: IWS) is a privately owned, public use use airport in Harris County, Texas, United States. It is located 13 nautical miles (15 mi, 24 km) west of Downtown Houston, in an unincorporated area of the county, immediately west of the Houston city limits.
This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation reliever airport. Houston Air Route Traffic Control Center in Houston is the airport's designated ARTCC.
Facilities and aircraft
West Houston Airport owned and operated by Gary Gandy covers an area of 200 acres (81 ha) at an elevation of 111 feet (34 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 15/33 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,953 by 75 feet (1,205 x 23 m).
Landing at the airport is free, except for helicopters, where the fee is waived if the customer buys gasoline.
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On January 3, 2012, a pilot flying a 1985 Cessna 172P with a 180 HP engine from West Houston Airport to Lone Star Executive Airport reported losing power to her aircraft. She made an emergency landing in a city street in Conroe. The Daily Mail said that the pilot "has been commended after completing the landing". The plane was totaled however and rests at Lone Star Executive airport."
- FAA Airport Master Record for IWS ( 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.
- "Airport Information]". West Houston Airport.
- West Houston Airport, 4000' x 75' Paved w/Parallel Taxiways
- Swanson, Dan (January 5, 2012). "Texas Wing pilot makes emergency landing on a city street". Nebraska City News-Press. Retrieved January 6, 2012.
- Reilly, Jill. "Miracle as 22-year-old rookie female pilot dodges cars to makes emergency landing on busy downtown street." The Daily Mail. January 6, 2012. Retrieved on January 6, 2012.
- the aircraft a 1985 Cessna 172 P was destroyed
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- West Houston Airport
- Aerial image as of January 1995 from USGS The National Map
- FAA Terminal Procedures for IWS, effective August 21, 2014
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