Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport

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Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport
Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport aerial view.JPG
Aerial view of the airport looking northeastwards
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerMontgomery County
ServesHouston, Texas
LocationConroe, Texas
Elevation AMSL245 ft / 75 m
Coordinates30°21′09″N 095°24′52″W / 30.35250°N 95.41444°W / 30.35250; -95.41444Coordinates: 30°21′09″N 095°24′52″W / 30.35250°N 95.41444°W / 30.35250; -95.41444
Websitewww.lonestarexecutiveairport.org
Map
CXO is located in Texas
CXO
CXO
Location of airport in Texas / United States
CXO is located in the United States
CXO
CXO
CXO (the United States)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 7,501 1,829 Concrete
1/19 5,000 1,524 Concrete
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations80,060
Based aircraft254
Sources: airport web site[1] and FAA[2]

Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport (IATA: CXO, ICAO: KCXO, FAA LID: CXO) (formerly known as Lone Star Executive Airport and Montgomery County Airport) is a public-use airport in Conroe, Texas, United States,[1] 37 miles (60 km) north of the central business district of Houston.[2] It is publicly owned by Montgomery County.

History[edit]

Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport was constructed during World War II to serve as a military facility, but was converted in 1945 to be a predominately civilian airfield.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport covers an area of 1,277 acres (517 ha) which contains two concrete runways: 14/32 with dimensions of 7,501 x 150 ft (1,829 x 46 m); and 1/19 of 5,000 x 100 ft (1,524 x 30 m).[2]

For the 12-month period ending April 30, 2010, the airport had 78,432 aircraft operations, an average of 215 per day: 94% general aviation, 5% military and <1% air taxi. At that time there were 254 aircraft based at this airport: 74% single-engine, 15% multi-engine, 3% jet, 3% helicopter and 5% military.[2]

There are currently two fixed-base operators at the airport.[citation needed]

The United States Army maintains a base at the airport, called the Conroe United States Army Reserve Center. The 1st Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment is stationed at the base.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On June 20, 1996, Douglas DC-3A N23WT of Loren Davis Ministries International was destroyed in a crash at Cut and Shoot, Texas. The aircraft was on a training flight based at Conroe Airport when an engine failure occurred. The co-pilot did not hear the call to feather the propellor on the affected engine. The aircraft flew into a tree, hit power lines and was destroyed in the subsequent fire.[4] A witness stated that the aircraft was lifted off with insufficient airspeed. The crew also attempted to fly the aircraft at an incorrect airspeed following the engine failure.[5]
  • On September 19, 2014, a NetJets-operated Embraer Phenom 300 arriving from Nashville International Airport slid off the runway.[6] The area had recently been inundated by the remains of Hurricane Odile. Neither the pilot nor co-pilot were hurt.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lone Star Executive Airport Archived 2008-03-23 at the Wayback Machine at Montgomery County web site
  2. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for CXO (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-12-20
  3. ^ Jackson, Charles Christopher. "Conroe, Texas". Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 2008-03-03.
  4. ^ "N23WT Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 June 2010.
  5. ^ "FTW96FA262". National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved 29 June 2010.
  6. ^ "Plane slides off runway at regional airport in Conroe". KPRC-TV. Retrieved 19 September 2014.

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