Wharton Regional Airport

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Wharton Regional Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Wharton
ServesWharton, Texas, United States
Elevation AMSL100 ft / 30 m
Coordinates29°15′15″N 096°09′15″W / 29.25417°N 96.15417°W / 29.25417; -96.15417Coordinates: 29°15′15″N 096°09′15″W / 29.25417°N 96.15417°W / 29.25417; -96.15417
WHT is located in Texas
Location of the airport in Texas
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations11,800

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.[1]

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. [2] Note that ARM was assigned to Armidale Airport in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia.[3] The airport's former FAA identifier was 5R5.[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

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.[1]

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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