Wharton Regional Airport
|Wharton Regional Airport|
|Owner||City of Wharton|
|Serves||Wharton, Texas, United States|
|Elevation AMSL||100 ft / 30 m|
Wharton Regional Airport (IATA: WHT, ICAO: KARM, FAA LID: ARM) is a public airport located five miles (8 km) southwest of the central business district of Wharton, a city in Wharton County, Texas, United States. It is owned by the City of Wharton.
Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned ARM by the FAA but has been assigned WHT from the IATA.  Note that ARM was assigned to Armidale Airport in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. The airport's former FAA identifier was 5R5.
Facilities and aircraft
Wharton Regional Airport covers an area of 124 acres (50 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway (14/32) measuring 5,004 x 75 ft (1,525 x 23 m). For the 12-month period ending July 28, 2005, the airport had 11,800 aircraft operations, an average of 32 per day: 99% general aviation and 1% military.
It is also used by the South Texas Balloon Launch Team (an amateur radio balloon group based out of Houston) for free float balloon launches. The team is about to launch BLT-27 on Saturday, August 20 at 10am. Full info on all the BLTs can be found at http://www.w5acm.net and scroll down for the links to the BLT flights!
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