East Texas Regional Airport
East Texas Regional Airport
|Elevation AMSL||365 ft / 111 m|
East Texas Regional Airport (IATA: GGG, ICAO: KGGG, FAA LID: GGG) is nine miles south of Longview, in Gregg County, Texas. Its IATA identifier "GGG" comes from its prior name, Gregg County Airport. The airport is used for general aviation and military training; it has scheduled flights to Dallas/Fort Worth on American Airlines/American Eagle.
Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 24,835 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 24,944 in 2009 and 21,830 in 2010. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).
East Texas Regional is home to LeTourneau University's School of Aeronautical Science. LeTourneau constitutes a very large portion of the airport's traffic and has a fleet of airplanes ranging from Cessna 172s to Citabrias and Diamond DA-42 Twinstars. Most LeTourneau aircraft have tail numbers ending in "LU". All use the call sign "Jacket" (three letter- JKA).
The airport was named Gregg County Airport until 2002 when it became East Texas Regional Airport. In 2007 the airport was awarded a $6.5 million Airport Improvement Program grant to accomplish major updates to the facility. Included among the projects were the resurfacing of Runway 13/31, as well as the relocation of the ILS glideslope & MALSR due to the creation of an 800' displaced threshold on Runway 13 to comply with FAA runway safety area standards. Former taxiway H (at the intersection of 18/36 and 13/31) was demolished after being identified as a potential "hot spot" for runway incursions. The improvements were completed in 2009.
Runway 13/31 was a stand-by recovery point for the Space Shuttle Program.
East Texas Regional Airport covers 1,300 acres (526 ha) at an elevation of 365 feet (111 m). It has two asphalt runways: 13/31 is 10,000 by 150 feet (3,048 x 46 m) and 18/36 is 6,109 by 150 feet (1,862 x 46 m).
In the year ending June 30, 2011 the airport had 74,950 aircraft operations, average 205 per day: 91% general aviation, 6% military, 2% air taxi, and 1% airline. 99 aircraft were then based at this airport: 58% single-engine, 23% multi-engine, 18% jet, and 1% helicopter.
Airline and destination
|American Eagle||Dallas/Fort Worth|
- FAA Airport Master Record for GGG ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
"Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. External link in
"Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. External link in
"2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on 2012-09-27. External link in
- FAA Aircraft Registry, 2010
- Great Texas Balloon Race Story, 2010
- FAA - Office of Airports (February 5, 2008), "AIP Grants Awarded by FY" (PDF), Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Grant Histories, retrieved November 10, 2010
- FAA, Focus on Hot Spots (PDF), retrieved November 10, 2010
- "Airport Facilities". East Texas Regional Airport. Retrieved July 7, 2012.
- East Texas Regional Airport
- East Texas Regional (GGG) at Texas DOT Airport Directory
- LeTourneau University School of Aeronautical Science
- Great Texas Balloon Race
- Aerial image as of March 1995 from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective May 23, 2019
- FAA Terminal Procedures for GGG, effective May 23, 2019
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