Mesquite Metro Airport
|Mesquite Metro Airport|
|Owner||City of Mesquite|
|Elevation AMSL||447 ft / 136 m|
Mesquite Metro Airport (ICAO: KHQZ, FAA LID: HQZ) is a public use airport located in Dallas County, Texas, United States. It is three nautical miles (6 km) east of the central business district of the city of Mesquite. The airport is located west of the border of Dallas County and Kaufman County.
The airport was built with private funding in 1975. In 1983, the city of Mesquite purchased the airport using grant money from the FAA. In 1992, the runway underwent a refurbishment and was lengthened by 1,000 feet.
Facilities and aircraft
Mesquite Metro Airport covers an area of 399 acres (161 ha) at an elevation of 447 feet (136 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 18/36 with a concrete surface measuring 5,999 by 100 feet (1,828 x 30 m).
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2004, the airport had 100,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 273 per day. At that time there were 212 aircraft based at this airport: 87% single-engine, 9% multi-engine, 2% helicopter and 1% jet.
In 2013 the airport added an 80 ft (24 m) air traffic control tower at a cost of US $2.8 million. It is permanently staffed by FAA contractual air traffic controllers.
- FAA Airport Master Record for HQZ ( PDF), effective 2009-05-07.
- Mapquest: Mesquite Metro Airport
- "Mesquite Metro Airport: Airport Master Plan: Executive Summary" (PDF).
- Great Circle Mapper: KHQZ - Mesquite, Texas
- "Mesquite Metro Airport's New $2.8-M Air Traffic Control Tower Operational". CBS DFW (Online News). CBS DFW. CBS DFW. 14 December 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
- Mesquite Metro Airport at City of Mesquite website
- FAA Terminal Procedures for HQZ, effective March 30, 2017
- Resources for this airport:
- http://mesquiteaviation.com/ Flight School