Huntsville Municipal Airport - UTS
- Huntsville Municipal Airport, owned by the City of Huntsville, is a public-use general aviation airport located in Walker County. The airport, which is situated approximately two miles northwest of Huntsville, operates on asphalt runway, Runway 18/36, measuring 5,006 feet and 100 feet in width.
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- FBO - Huntsville Aviation
Located in Walker County, Huntsville is approximately 65 miles north-northwest of Houston, 45 miles east-northeast of College Station, and 160 miles south-southeast of Dallas. The field is situated on approximately 180 acres of land and situated three miles northwest of the City’s central business district. UTS can be accessed via State Highway 75, which delineates the southern airport property boundary.
Airfield facilities include runways, taxiways, airfield lighting, weather reporting system, navigational aids (NAVAIDs), visual approach aids, and instrument approach procedures. UTS operates with a single runway system (Runway 18-36), oriented in a north/south direction.
The primary runway, Runway 18-36, is 5,005 feet long by 100 feet wide. The runway is constructed in smooth asphalt and is currently classified by the Texas Department of Transportation, Aviation Division (TxDOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as being in good condition. The weight- bearing capacity for single-wheel gear (SWG) aircraft is 27,000 pounds without a published weight-bearing capacity for dual- wheel gear (DWG) aircraft. The runway is equipped with Medium Intensity Runway Lights (MIRL), a four-light Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) light on the left side of each runway end, and Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL) at each runway end. Runway markings are non-precision and considered to be in good condition. Runway 18-36 accommodates a straight-in RNAV (also known as GPS) and a non- directional beacon (NDB) approach to Runway 18, and a VHF-omnidirectional range and distance measuring equipment (VOR/DME) to the airfield. Table 1.1 provides a summary of specifications for Runway 18-36.
Taxiway A is the full-length parallel taxiway with a 200-foot offset to the east of Runway 18-36, when measured from runway centerline to taxiway centerline. Four connectors serve Runway 18-36 and Taxiway A. The two northern connectors, identified in this report as part of Taxiway A and B, provide access to the runway. The southernmost connector, also identified as Taxiway A in this report, provides access to the Runway 36 end, as well as connection to the parallel taxilane to the south hangar area. The fourth taxiway connector (identified as Taxiway C), located approximately 1,520 feet north of the Runway 36 end, provides through access from Runway 18-36 to the terminal and aircraft apron area. All taxiways are 40 feet in width and constructed in asphalt. All taxiways are currently marked and equipped with Medium Intensity Taxiway Lights (MITL), centerline reflectors, and basic airfield signage.
Presently, the total available hangar area is estimated to be nearly 79,000 square feet and includes six nested T-hangar buildings, three clear span/box/executive type hangar buildings, and one maintenance hangar. The City of Huntsville owns nine of the hangars, as well as the terminal building; the hangars are maintained by the FBO, Huntsville Aviation. One box hangar, an executive hangar, is privately-owned by the TDCJ and on a ground lease with the City of Huntsville. These hangars house a total of 54 based aircraft and has an active wait list for additional aircraft storage needs.
The aircraft apron is comprised of approximately 125,000 square feet of maneuvering space and aircraft parking accommodating approximately 22 tie-down spaces. The northern portion of the aircraft apron is comprised of concrete, while the southern portion is constructed of asphalt.
Fuel is provided by the FBO from various size and type storage tanks. Three 12,000- gallon underground storage tanks, currently registered with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, provide 100LL and Jet-A options. Additionally, there is a 24-hour self-fuel pump/meter located on the northeast side of the apron. Mobile fuel dispensing is also available via a 2,000-gallon AVGAS and two 2,000-gallon Jet-A trucks. When not in use, these vehicles are stored on the concrete pavement on the west side of Hangar Q.
UTS is classified as a General Aviation – Regional airport within the non-primary airports in the FAA’s National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) and is classified as one of the 67 Business/Corporate Airports within the Texas State Airport System Plan (TASP), last updated in 2010. The NPIAS defines Regional Airports as those that connect communities to regional and national markets. Generally located in metropolitan areas, Regional Airports typically serve relatively large populations, with high levels of activity including some jets and multi-engine propeller aircraft. The metropolitan areas in which regional airports are located can be metropolitan statistical areas with an urban core population of at least 50,000 or micropolitan statistical areas with a core urban population between 10,000 and 50,000.
The TASP role of UTS as a Business/Corporate airport indicates that it provides access to turboprop and turbojet business aircraft and is located where there is sufficient population or economic activity to support a moderate to high level of business jet activity and/or to provide capacity in metropolitan areas.
Business/Corporate airports serve communities located more than 30 minutes from the nearest Commercial Service or Reliever airport. These airports are generally located 25 miles from other Business/Corporate airports and serve an area of concentrated population, purchasing power, or mineral production. Each have or are forecasted to have 500 or more annual Business/Corporate aircraft operations within five years, or have two permanently based jets. Some of these airports may be located within 25 miles of a significant national recreation or preservation area.
The City of Huntsville is open to growth with multiple identified areas adjacent to the taxiways that are suitable for additional hangars, facilities for aviation related commercial and industrial space. Huntsville Municipal Airport is open to future development that included flight schools, major and minor aircraft maintenance facilities, avionic repair and installation companies, interior and exterior restoration companies, FBO's and more. This future expansion and increased capacity improvements to aid in the further development of the Huntsville Municipal Airport.
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UTS is owned and operated by the City of Huntsville. The City is responsible for maintaining and operating the airport in accordance with FAA grant assurance agreements. The City is directly responsible for the administrative and contractual functions, which include preparation of an annual budget, coordination of capital improvement projects, lease negotiations and agreements, and public relations. The Fixed-Base Operator (FBO), serving the role of Airport Manager at UTS, provides the day-to-day airfield operations.
Huntsville Municipal Airport Any questions directly related to the FBO please contact FBO below:
1000 Airport Drive Huntsville Aviation
Huntsville, Texas, 77340 Wade Gallespie Jr.
936-291-5409 1000 Airport Drive
firstname.lastname@example.org Huntsville, Texas 77340
City Hall 936-295-8136
1212 Avenue M Unicom Radio 122.8
Huntsville, Texas 77340 WAIRCO@yahoo.com
Huntsville Aviation is a full-service FBO that provides the day-to-day airport management, management of hangar rentals, all fuel sales, and general airframe and power plant maintenance to local and regional aircraft. Huntsville Aviation offices in the dedicated terminal building and performs aircraft maintenance services in the aircraft maintenance hangar south of the terminal building. Additionally, the FBO provides flight instruction on a part-time basis along with pilot/charter services and other minor services to the general aviation (GA) community.
Huntsville Aviation Services Provided:
Flight Line Services:
Huntsville Aviation FlightAware - Fuel and Flight Tracker Information
Wade Gallespie Jr. FAA - Airport Data and Information Portal
1000 Airport Road
Huntsville, Texas 77320
Unicom Radio 122.8