Palacios Municipal Airport

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Palacios Municipal Airport
(former Palacios Army Airfield)
Palacios Municipal Airport - Texas.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Palacios
Serves Palacios, Texas
Elevation AMSL 14 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 28°43′39″N 096°15′03″W / 28.72750°N 96.25083°W / 28.72750; -96.25083Coordinates: 28°43′39″N 096°15′03″W / 28.72750°N 96.25083°W / 28.72750; -96.25083
Map
PSX is located in Texas
PSX
PSX
Location of airport in Texas
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 5,001 1,524 Concrete
13/31 5,001 1,524 Concrete
17/35 5,001 1,524 Concrete
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 2,960
Based aircraft 12

Palacios Municipal Airport (IATA: PSXICAO: KPSXFAA 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.[1] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

History[edit]

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. [3] [4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

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).[1]

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.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for PSX (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.  External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
  4. ^ 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

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