December 2018 Newsletter

FROM THE MANAGER

As the sun sets on 2018, we are thrilled to think about what a tremendously exciting and productive year we had at KLVJ! Traffic numbers are climbing and airport safety is better than ever!

This year we saw many changes around our home base; new gates, new striping of the runway, taxiways and ramp area, new signage, airfield electrical improvements, and the removal of those awful overhead power lines near the FBO. New hangars were built, and we gained a significant number of new based aircraft across the field. The flying clubs are expanding and we hosted several great gatherings, safety seminars, and cookouts! We are proud of the efforts displayed by our staff to keep our loyal customers in the sky and the fuel flowing.

We want to give a big THANK YOU to each and every person who flew safely this year! We will continue to make safety a top priority going into 2019 and with your help, it can be the best year this airport has ever seen. We are very happy to say we are ending the year with a drop in our 100LL pricing as well. As you are reading this newsletter, the prices across the board on Avgas have dropped $0.25/per gallon! We hope you'll take advantage of the great prices and enjoy your holiday travel.

We have some big plans for 2019. We have submitted grant requests for more improvements, like LED lighting throughout the airport, including the most requested equipment - approach indicator lighting. While we are awaiting word from the top, we are hopeful that 2019 will bring productive and exciting improvements to KLVJ.

All of us at Texas Aviation Partners want to wish you and your families the happiest holiday season! We want to send our heartfelt appreciation to every person who contributes to the most unique and fun airport I have ever seen. We are very lucky and grateful to have our passions and hobbies also serve as our employment, and we are just getting started. We hope this holiday season brings everyone clear skies, tailwinds, and safe flying!

Safe flying, 

Adam Arceneaux
Airport Manager


HOLIDAY HOURS

Please note we will have modified holiday hours on the following days:

Christmas Eve (12/24) - 8:00am - 12:00pm

Christmas Day (12/25) - CLOSED

New Years Day (1/1) - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the FBO at (281) 482-7551.


PILOTS FOR PATIENTS

The mission of Pilots for Patients is to provide free air transportation to those patients needing diagnosis and treatments at medical facilities not available to them locally. Their goal is to eliminate the burden of travel allowing the patient to concentrate on getting well. We have several pilots based here at KLVJ that generously donate their time and aircraft to help make a difference in the lives of others. This is a wonderful program and we are thrilled to support their efforts!

Pilots for Patients is expanding their membership to facilitate the growing list of missions. They need volunteer pilots with a minimum of 250 hours experience and preferably IFR capable. If you own or have access to suitable aircraft and meet these qualifications, please consider volunteering to fly at least a single mission for them this year. By doing so you will make a huge difference in the quality of someone's life. For more information, visit their website: www.pilotsforpatients.org.


T-HANGARS FOR LEASE - WAITLIST ONLY

All of our T-Hangars are currently leased.  If you are interested on being put on our waitlist please call  us at (281) 482-7551. 


AIRPORT PROPERTY FOR SALE

Visit the Land for Sale page on our website or download the brochure to see the reduced sale price on the remaining lots. 

Pearland Regional Airport is offering a rare opportunity to own property at a growing, privately-owned airport! There are currently four lots available, ranging in size from 10,300 square feet to 4.8 acres.  All lots have direct airfield access and can be developed for private or commercial use. 

November 2018 Newsletter

FROM THE MANAGER

The cold weather and holiday season have arrived. This is my favorite time of the year. As the weather becomes more challenging and the holiday travel season really takes off, we wanted to ensure everyone is putting safety first and being the best pilot they can be. Use your checklists, ask fellow pilots and staff members for assistance, lend a hand to anyone that may need it. We KLVJ-ers have always stuck together and that is one of my favorite things about our airport.

Now that we have finished the TxDOT improvement projects, we are turning our focus to safety related events and learning opportunities. We have an excellent seminar approaching this weekend and we hope to see you all there.

The FAA Safety Team (FAAST) and Veracity Aviation are hosting a wonderful seminar open to anyone that actively uses the Pearland Regional airport for commercial or recreational use.

The meeting will go over topics such as general airport safety, helicopter operations and interactions between operators. We also aim to provide a platform for getting to know one another better and how we can make Pearland Regional Airport an ideal environment for aviation.

The meeting will be held Saturday November 17 at 10am at the Veracity Aviation hangar and will have representatives from Pearland Regional, Veracity Aviation, the FAAHouston FSDO and FAASTeam.

Come join your fellow aviators and sharpen your skills! Burgers, hot dogs, and drinks will be provided after the seminar. We hope to see you all there!

Have a safe and Happy Holiday Season!

Safe flying, 

Adam Arceneaux
Airport Manager


SAFETY MEETING AT KLVJ

FAA Safety Team and Veracity Aviation are partnering to host a safety meeting at KLVJ on November 17. The FAASTeam "teams up" with individuals and the aviation industry to create a unified effort against accidents and "tip" the safety culture in the right direction. This meeting is open to everyone.

 When: Saturday, November 17, 10:00am

Where: Veracity Aviation, 17622 Airfield Lane

You can become a FAASTeam Member! A FAASTeam Member is anyone who makes a conscious effort to promote aviation safety and become part of the shift in safety culture. To become a member sign-up at www.FAASafety.gov and take part in all it has to offer.


HOLIDAY HOURS

Please note we will have modified holiday hours on the following holidays:

Thanksgiving Day (11/22) - 8:00am - 12:00pm

Christmas Eve (12/24) - 8:00am - 12:00pm

Christmas Day (12/25) - CLOSED

New Years Day (1/1) - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at (281) 482-7551. 


PILOTS FOR PATIENTS

The mission of Pilots for Patients is to provide free air transportation to those patients needing diagnosis and treatments at medical facilities not available to them locally. Their goal is to eliminate the burden of travel allowing the patient to concentrate on getting well. We have several pilots based here at KLVJ that generously donate their time and aircraft to help make a difference in the lives of others. This is a wonderful program and we are thrilled to support their efforts!

Pilots for Patients is expanding their membership to facilitate the growing list of missions. They need volunteer pilots with a minimum of 250 hours experience and preferably IFR capable. If you own or have access to suitable aircraft and meet these qualifications, please consider volunteering to fly at least a single mission for them this year. By doing so you will make a huge difference in the quality of someone's life. For more information, visit their website: www.pilotsforpatients.org.


T-HANGARS FOR LEASE - 2 UNITS AVAILABLE


AIRPORT PROPERTY FOR SALE

Visit the Land for Sale page on our website or download the brochure to see the reduced sale price on the remaining lots. 

Pearland Regional Airport is offering a rare opportunity to own property at a growing, privately-owned airport! There are currently four lots available, ranging in size from 10,300 square feet to 4.8 acres.  All lots have direct airfield access and can be developed for private or commercial use. 

October 2018 Newsletter

FROM THE MANAGER

The fall flying season is just around the corner and the cooler weather will be here before we know it. It is an exciting time for all of us at KLVJ. You may have noticed big changes around the airport and a few small changes around the FBO. If you haven't stopped by recently, let me catch you up on these developments.

We have finished our TxDOT Grant Improvement Project. New runway, taxiway and ramp paint, new gates, electrical infrastructure, signs, safety and security upgrades are in place and we are tremendously proud of the work that has been done. Stay tuned for information on upcoming projects.

The Coastal Skies Flying Club has leased additional space in the FBO. The flying club has expanded rapidly and offers aircraft rental and flight instruction to hundreds of members. They needed additional space for their members and instructors to meet, flight plan, prep, and sign out aircraft. Club members, and those looking to sign up, can find a friendly Coastal Skies Staff member in the FBO every day.

The FBO is still open and available to all pilots and passengers during business hours. You can still stop by the FBO for flight planning, coffee, restrooms, rental cars, or to request fuel from Stephen, Trevor or myself.  If you have an aircraft emergency, lease issue, utility concern, or other airport related questions, you can always stop by my office for assistance. We are here to serve and proud to do so!

 Safe flying, 

Adam Arceneaux
Airport Manager


NEW GATE PROCEDURE

LVJ Gate.jpg

The new gates were installed with our TxDOT improvements grant.  The code for the gate has not changed, however the # sign must be be pressed first, followed by the gate code.  

 We ask our customers and tenants to please use discretion in sharing the code. The main objective for the fence and gate system is to limit unauthorized vehicles on the ramp and around the airfield. 

 If you need the access code, please call the office at (281) 482-7551.


SAFETY MEETING AT KLVJ

FAA Safety Team and Veracity Aviation are partnering to host a safety meeting at KLVJ on November 17. The FAASTeam "teams up" with individuals and the aviation industry to create a unified effort against accidents and "tip" the safety culture in the right direction. This meeting is open to everyone.

 When: Saturday, November 17, 10:00am

Where: Veracity Aviation, 17622 Airfield Lane

You can become a FAASTeam Member! A FAASTeam Member is anyone who makes a conscious effort to promote aviation safety and become part of the shift in safety culture. To become a member sign-up at www.FAASafety.gov and take part in all it has to offer.


PILOTS FOR PATIENTS

The mission of Pilots for Patients is to provide free air transportation to those patients needing diagnosis and treatments at medical facilities not available to them locally. Their goal is to eliminate the burden of travel allowing the patient to concentrate on getting well. We have several pilots based here at KLVJ that generously donate their time and aircraft to help make a difference in the lives of others. This is a wonderful program and we are thrilled to support their efforts!

Pilots for Patients is expanding their membership to facilitate the growing list of missions. They need volunteer pilots with a minimum of 250 hours experience and preferably IFR capable. If you own or have access to suitable aircraft and meet these qualifications, please consider volunteering to fly at least a single mission for them this year. By doing so you will make a huge difference in the quality of someone's life. For more information, visit their website: www.pilotsforpatients.org.


ADAM IS GETTING MARRIED!

Please note that the FBO will be closing at 12:00pm on Friday, November 2 so that the FBO staff can attend Adam's wedding.  

Join us in wishing nothing but the best for Adam and his bride, Erin.  


T-HANGARS FOR LEASE


AIRPORT PROPERTY FOR SALE

Visit the Land for Sale page on our website or download the brochure to see the reduced sale price on the remaining lots. 

Pearland Regional Airport is offering a rare opportunity to own property at a growing, privately-owned airport! There are currently four lots available, ranging in size from 10,300 square feet to 4.8 acres.  All lots have direct airfield access and can be developed for private or commercial use. 

September 2018 Newsletter

FROM THE MANAGER

This summer flying season has been one for the record books! Traffic numbers are increasing and KLVJ is a bustling, active flying community! As our growth continues, I want to take this opportunity to discuss tie-down ramp parking and vehicle parking at KLVJ.

In order to maintain a safe and active ramp area, please refrain from parking your vehicles on the ramp at ALL TIMES. You can drive your vehicle to the ramp to load and unload your aircraft, but as soon as you are done, please move your vehicle to of our off-ramp parking areas adjacent to the FBO.

We have noticed there are several vehicles that drive to the ramp side of the FBO and park to use the restroom or grab a cup of coffee. Please do NOT park your cars on the ramp in front of the FBO stairs. Please use the parking lots along Airfield Lane.

I also need to mention tie-down aircraft parking. If you have an aircraft tied-down at KLVJ, you MUST sign a Tie-Down Agreement and pay the $75 monthly fee. We will be working diligently to ensure every aircraft has an agreement in place in the coming days. Please help us ensure a safe environment by securing your aircraft with tie-down ropes and parking brakes. We complete a tie-down aircraft inspection every morning at KLVJ and will be contacting aircraft owners to ensure agreements are in place and payments are made.

Compliance and safety are two major goals for the entire KLVJ and TAP team. Please contact my office if you have any questions, or suggestions on how we can improve. Thank you for your cooperation in reaching these goals!

Safe flying, 

Adam Arceneaux
Airport Manager


FAA/TxDOT GRANT PROJECT UPDATE

The TxDOT improvement project has been completed. Over the next few days, the crews will be cleaning the work areas and putting the finishing touches around the field. Below is a list of items that have been completed:  

  • Replaced both regulators in the electrical vault to ensure proper and efficient airfield lighting

  • Re-designated taxiways to comply with FAA regulations

  • Installed new taxiway signs to reflect changes

  • Re-painted all yellow and black ramp and taxilane centerlines

  • Re-striped Runway 14/32

  • Moved hold-short lines to comply with FAA regulations

  • Replaced Main Gate and Gate 3 and added additional security lighting

  • Replaced manual Gate 4 with an automatic gate to increase security

  • Removed overhead power lines and poles on Airfield Lane

  • Installed underground power connections to increase reliability and efficiency of service along Airfield Lane

  • Rebuilt the power pole and meter rack behind the FBO to ensure longevity and compliance

  • Installed a stop sign main gate alerting visitors of the active taxiway and aircraft right-of-way

Thank you to all the crew members for their countless hours of hard work. We sincerely appreciate each of our residents, pilots, students and businesses for their patience and cooperation throughout the improvement project.

The grant project was a great success and we are thrilled to deliver new features and an improved airport experience. We are thrilled to finish this project, and will soon begin planning the next round of improvements. Please feel free to send in your thoughts, recommendations and comments for future consideration. We are building the best possible general aviation facility, and with your help, we can achieve this goal!


BAY AREA AERO CLUB SKILLS DAY

The Bay Area Aero Club is hosting its annual Flying Skills Day on September 29, 2018 and they have great things planned. There will be delicious barbecue for lunch and it is voting day for the next board members. Come meet the candidates, other members, and show your skills. The main event will be the SPOT LANDING contest! 

For more information and to have your questions answered, please contact Stephen Devine via email


When: September 29, 9:00am - 11:00am

Where: Pearland Regional Air Professionals Hangar, 17416 Airfield Lane, Pearland, TX 77588

All pilots welcome to visit and compete. For more information visit their webpage. Come join the fun on the 29th and help elect the new BAAC Board members.


NEW TAXIWAY DESIGNATIONS

As mentioned in the last newsletter, during the improvement project we were notified that the old taxiway designations did not comply with FAA regulations. 

Below is a map showing the updated taxiway designations. Click the image to see a larger version.

New signs at every intersection should help everyone learn the new designations. If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at (281) 482-7551.


CONGRATULATIONS JIM KELLEY

 Jim Kelley (left) receiving the FAA Master Pilot award from Lance Little.

Jim Kelley (left) receiving the FAA Master Pilot award from Lance Little.

Congratulations to Jim Kelley on receiving the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.  The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award is the most prestigious award the FAA issues to pilots. This award is meant to recognize individuals who have exhibited professionalism, skill, and aviation expertise for at least 50 years while piloting aircraft as "Master Pilots." 

Thank you to Chris Kelly who sent in the photo and provided the following information about the event. 

"In his career, Jim Kelley flew a C130 in Vietnam, helped certify the Boeing 777 for passenger use, developed crew procedures for the new 787, helped pioneer twin engine passenger flights over the oceans (ETOPS), and assisted in establishing regular passenger flights from the US over the North Pole to the Far East (a route that saves hours of flight time). 

In his retirement he enjoys flying his SeaRey out of KLVJ, tennis and fishing.  Special thanks to Lance Little of the FAA for coming out to present the award, Randy Wahlberg and the crew at Air Professionals for putting together the party, Jesus for the good eats, and a special recognition to Rocky Miller, who in his final days helped make this award happen."

T-HANGARS FOR LEASE


AIRPORT PROPERTY FOR SALE

Visit the Land for Sale page on our website or download the brochure to see the reduced sale price on the remaining lots. 

Pearland Regional Airport is offering a rare opportunity to own property at a growing, privately-owned airport! There are currently four lots available, ranging in size from 10,300 square feet to 4.8 acres.  All lots have direct airfield access and can be developed for private or commercial use. 


PHOTO OF THE MONTH

 Powerline work and removal.

Powerline work and removal.

August 2018 Newsletter

FROM THE MANAGER

I am very excited to say that we are officially moving into the last phase of our Airport Improvement Project! Starting on Monday, August 20, crews will be on site to complete the remaining items:  removal and replacement of three access gates, and underground placement of the power lines that cross Airfield Lane/taxiways near the FBO. Both projects will greatly improve our safety and security at KLVJ.

Gates 1 and 3 are being replaced with new motorized gates and gate 2 will remain as is. We place a high value on securing the airport and our main gates are the key to ensuring a secure environment. The gate on CR 127 for T-Hangar access will be replaced with a motorized one as well. Our security is only as good as the weakest link and having an open manual gate 24/7 is NOT effective. A new motorized gate will be installed to strengthen our overall approach to security.

Safety signage will also be added to critical points around the airport. Stop signs will be placed at every gate, in addition to signs warning drivers about the "aircraft right of way" on all roads. Additionally, "Unauthorized Vehicles Not Allowed past this point" signs will be installed to ensure that no vehicles enter areas where they do not belong.

While crews are working on the gates, they will also complete the removal of the overhead power lines adjacent to the FBO. These lines will be redirected underground and improved to provide adequate and sustainable power to the various buildings along Airfield Lane. This has been one of the top items on my list for a very long time. Removing the dangerous and outdated overhead lines will make the entire area safer, and ease pilot concerns about taxiing down Airfield Lane. Safer ground ops, and the ability for helicopters to safely navigate the area, improves the quality of life for us all.

This project has been a huge step forward for Pearland Regional and I appreciate everyone's efforts to help see us across the finish line! Stay tuned for more information about this, and future projects!

As always, please stop by my office or give me a call if you have any questions, concerns, or great ideas. 

Safe flying, 

Adam Arceneaux
Airport Manager


BAY AREA AERO CLUB EFFICIENCY RACE

The Bay Area Aero Club is sponsoring another efficiency race.  

What is an efficiency race? Pilots must plan a flight, determine their time enroute and fuel burn, then fly the course.  The winner is the one who gets closest to their time and fuel burn.  

When: August 25, 8:00am - 2:00pm

Where: Pearland Regional FBO

17622 Airfield Lane, Pearland, TX 77588

All pilots welcome to visit and compete. For more information visit their webpage


NEW TAXIWAY DESIGNATIONS

As mentioned in the last newsletter, during the improvement project we were notified that the old taxiway designations did not comply with FAA regulations. 

Below is a map showing the updated taxiway designations. Click the image to see a larger version.

New signs at every intersection should help everyone learn the new designations. If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at (281) 482-7551.


T-HANGARS FOR LEASE


AIRPORT PROPERTY FOR SALE

Visit the Land for Sale page on our website or download the brochure to see the reduced sale price on the remaining lots. 

Pearland Regional Airport is offering a rare opportunity to own property at a growing, privately-owned airport! There are currently four lots available, ranging in size from 10,300 square feet to 4.8 acres.  All lots have direct airfield access and can be developed for private or commercial use. 


July 2018 Newsletter

FROM THE MANAGER

I can say without a doubt that the last 45 days have been the busiest and most challenging time since I arrived in Pearland in the spring of 2015. I say that with a smile on my face because we welcome all challenges and thrive in a fast-paced, busy environment! The FAA/TxDOT improvement project has been a huge leap forward for KLVJ and as we near the completion of the project, I want to reflect on the changes we made, and what effect they will have on our home base.

We started with removal and repainting of all ramp and taxiway area centerlines. The new black and yellow guidelines will help taxiing aircraft safely maneuver around the airport. We also did some major upgrades to our electric vault, replacing the regulators that control the airfield lighting. We increased energy efficiency and performance to all the taxiway and runway lights, as well as all signs.

As we were in the planning stages of this project, we realized that the taxiway designations were not compliant with FAA Regulations, so we began the process of redesignating the old taxiways B, C, and D. We installed all new signs along the entire runway and each taxiway. The new designations are in effect and can be seen clearly in all directions. This will help all pilots safely navigate KLVJ's movement areas. Each of these improvements were designed to increase our compliance and safety standards at KLVJ!

We removed and repainted all the Runway 14/32 markings and we had to moved the hold short markings further from the runway to comply with FAA regulations. This was the most challenging period during our renovations. Coordinating the closure of the runway, monitoring construction crews, and dealing with the weather was a daunting task. I want to thank everyone for their support and assistance during this period. We achieved our goal of revitalizing our runway to improve safety for all pilots, students, and instructors.

We have a few items that are still in the works as of this newsletter release. We will be replacing all three main entrance gates to the airport and removing the overhead power lines that cross Airfield Lane by the FBO and moving them underground. These are two major safety improvements that we have needed for some time. We will be working on these final items in the coming weeks and we are all excited to have everything completed soon.

Please stay tuned for more updates as we progress. As always, if you have any questions please stop by my office or give us a call.

Safe Flying, 

Adam Arceneaux
Airport Manager


NEW TAXIWAY DESIGNATIONS

As mentioned above, during the improvement project we were notified that the old taxiway designations did not comply with FAA regulations. 

Below is a map showing the updated taxiway designations. Click the image to see a larger version.

New signs at every intersection should help everyone learn the new designations. If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at (281) 482-7551.


T-HANGARS FOR LEASE


AIRPORT PROPERTY FOR SALE

Visit the Land for Sale page on our website or download the brochure to see the reduced sale price on the remaining lots. 

Pearland Regional Airport is offering a rare opportunity to own property at a growing, privately-owned airport! There are currently four lots available, ranging in size from 10,300 square feet to 4.8 acres.  All lots have direct airfield access and can be developed for private or commercial use. 


June 2018 Newsletter

FROM THE MANAGER

I am sure you have noticed the crews working around the clock to complete our airport improvement project. I want to thank everyone who has contributed to the project, and especially our customers and tenants who have been patient and understanding of the challenges this project presents.

We completed paint removal and re-striping across all ramp and taxiway areas, ahead of schedule. Crews are currently making upgrades to our electrical vault and will be replacing the access gates at each entrance.

The runway is currently CLOSED for paint removal and re-striping with an anticipated reopen date of June 20. We are keeping a close eye on the weather and will make every effort to alert users of an extended runway closure, if necessary, as soon as possible.  I understand this is an inconvenience for every pilot and business on the field, and all the KLVJ staff thank you again for your cooperation. We're confident in the end you'll be pleased with the results. 

During a recent progress update meeting, we were notified that the old taxiway designations did not comply with FAA regulations. The scope of this project triggers the requirement of compliance, therefore some taxiways will be renamed.

Below is a map showing the updated taxiway designations. Click the image to see a larger version.

New signs at every intersection should help everyone learn the new designations. 

We will continue to send out updates regularly throughout the remainder of the project and as always feel free to call your friendly KLVJ staff members with any questions you may have. Be sure to check NOTAMs daily until project completion.

Pearland Regional has been exploding with growth and activity, and these improvements will help increase safety and security as we grow. We are always striving for the best KLVJ experience, and this is a huge step forward.

Thank you again for your attention to these details and your cooperation with KLVJ, TxDOT, and FAA crewmembers.

Safe flying, 

Adam Arceneaux
Airport Manager


T-HANGARS FOR LEASE - REDUCED RATE


AIRPORT PROPERTY FOR SALE

Visit the Land for Sale page on our website or download the brochure to see the reduced sale price on the remaining lots. 

Pearland Regional Airport is offering a rare opportunity to own property at a growing, privately-owned airport! There are currently four lots available, ranging in size from 10,300 square feet to 4.8 acres.  All lots have direct airfield access and can be developed for private or commercial use. 


PHOTO OF THE MONTH

Great turnout for the 2018 Bay Area Aero Club Poker Run back in May.

May 2018 Newsletter

FROM THE MANAGER

The warm weather and busy flying season are in full effect and as always, we encourage everyone to make safety the top priority each and every day. I'd like to remind everyone that effective communication is a key factor in maintaining a safe operating environment.

We have seen our traffic numbers increase year after year. Our rapid, sustained growth can bring challenges to the traffic pattern. Whether you are in a helicopter, fixed-wing or trying to cross a runway, effective and timely communication is the first line of defense against any incident.

I have experienced what can happen when two pilots aren't communicating during flight. I've seen a fixed wing aircraft pass a few feet over a helicopter already on the runway preparing for takeoff. I have seen vehicles and aircraft cross the runways with pilots on short final approach. I have witnessed countless go-arounds because one of the pilots in the pattern isn't using their radio. These examples are real and could be totally avoided by simple and direct communication between pilots.

We do not have a control tower here at KLVJ and that makes each individual pilot responsible for their actions and communication with others. No one prefers a last second go-around because taxiing traffic pulls out on to the runway, or because someone is using the wrong end of 14/32. Listen to your radio and clearly state your position and intentions while in KLVJ Airspace. If you are unsure about something...ASK. We are here to help each other. The system only works if we all hold each other accountable and work as a team to ensure safe, effective communication.

If you have any questions, or want to continue this discussion, please stop by the FBO - we are always happy to help. I want to say thank you to everyone who works so hard, day in and day out, to make KLVJ the awesome place it is! Let's keep up the good work! 

Safe flying, 

Adam Arceneaux
Airport Manager


AIRPORT MAINTENANCE UPDATE

Construction associated with the FAA grant for security and safety improvements started Monday, May 21.  

Throughout the course of the project, we will send frequent updates about construction locations and associated closures and will include detailed maps (click the links below to view the maps).  

We will work closely with the engineer, contractor, and inspector to minimize disruptions as best we can.  

Below you'll find an overview of the project. The dates listed are subject to change based on weather.

Phase 1: Remove pavement markings east of Runway 14/32  

Monday, May 21 - Friday, May 25  

Phase 2: Remove pavement markings west of Runway 14/32

Saturday, May 26 - Monday, June 4

Phase 3: Remove pavement markings on Taxiway Alpha

Tuesday, June 5 - Saturday, June 9

Phase 4: Remove pavement markings and re-stripe Runway 14/32 (includes vault work and electrical work in along Runway 14/32)

Sunday, June 10 - Tuesday, June 19

Phase 5: Re-stripe pavement markings on all non-runway surfaces  

Wednesday, June 20 - Saturday, June 24

Throughout the entire project, crews will be working on electrical and will be replacing gates and signs outside of the Runway Safety Area (RSA).

We anticipate the entire project will wrap up by Wednesday, July 4. 

During construction, if you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at (281) 482-7551.  

This grant project is administered by TxDOT Aviation, engineered by RSP Klotz, and the contractor is Airfield Western. We will be able to pass along issues to the appropriate person and attempt to answer your questions as expeditiously as possible. 


T-HANGARS FOR LEASE


AIRPORT PROPERTY FOR SALE- PRICES REDUCED!

Visit the Land for Sale page on our website or download the brochure to see the reduced sale price on the remaining lots. 

Pearland Regional Airport is offering a rare opportunity to own property at a growing, privately-owned airport! There are currently four lots available, ranging in size from 10,300 square feet to 4.8 acres.  All lots have direct airfield access and can be developed for private or commercial use. 

April 2018 Newsletter

FROM THE MANAGER

I'd like to start off by saying Thank You to each and every person that helped KLVJ achieve our busiest March on record. It shows just how dedicated you are to General Aviation, and it is a great indicator for the rest of our year. It sure is a tremendous feeling to see so many faces, old and new, around the airport every single day!

With the busy flying season upon us, I want to spend a moment reviewing airport safety, and addressing one issue in particular that I get asked about often: airport parking.

As our based aircraft count rises, and the number of flying students, instructors, and visitors grow, we need to all do our part to maintain a safe and efficient environment. Aircraft and vehicle parking are a big area of concern for the airport.  

Below are a few bullet points that will help the taxiway and ramp areas stay open and clear of obstructions.

  • Airfield Lane is both a taxiway and roadway - not a parking lot. Do not park on, or in the grass areas near Airfield Lane at any time.

  • Vehicles can be parked at the FBO office, FBO Hangar overflow parking, or the grass field on the south side of the FBO (long term parking).

  • Taxiing aircraft ALWAYS have the right-of-way. Ensure your aircraft or vehicle remains clear of movement areas when parked.

  • Aircraft that are being towed, repositioned, or moved in/out of a hangar are not to be parked on the taxiways for an extended period. We ask that you do your best to quickly move aircraft and clear the taxiways as soon as possible. Placing a traffic cone by the wing is a great short-term safety net - but it does not effectively make that a parking spot. There are more than enough tie-down spots on our ramp to accommodate any overflow aircraft.

  • When parking any aircraft, personal vehicle, or equipment at the airport, please remember, there is no parking within 25 feet of the taxiway centerline to maintain clearance for taxiing aircraft.

If you are unsure of where to park your vehicle or aircraft at KLVJ, swing by the FBO and we will be happy to assist you. This is one small way we can all contribute to the safety and efficiency of our home base. 

As always, my door is open to discuss this or any other way we can continue to improve. Thank you for all you do to keep us flying! 

Safe flying, 

Adam Arceneaux
Airport Manager


AIRPORT MAINTENANCE UPDATE

Construction covered under the grant from the FAA for security and safety improvements is set to begin at the end of May/early June.   

Projects included in the improvements include: 

  • All new runway markings

  • All new taxiway striping

  • New centerline for taxiway/Airfield Lane

  • Relocating and replacing illuminated signs to comply with FAA distance standards

  • New regulators for airfield lighting

  • Runway safety markings including flashing lights

  • Replacement/addition of airport entrance gates

As we get closure to the start of construction, please stay tuned for more information regarding work. We will be sending out special bulletins regarding the construction schedule, closures, and NOTAMS as the details are finalized.


AIRPORT PROPERTY FOR SALE- PRICES REDUCED!

Visit the Land for Sale page on our website or download the brochure to see the reduced sale price on the remaining lots. 

Pearland Regional Airport is offering a rare opportunity to own property at a growing, privately-owned airport! There are currently four lots available, ranging in size from 10,300 square feet to 4.8 acres.  All lots have direct airfield access and can be developed for private or commercial use. 


 Would this guy be considered FOD?

Would this guy be considered FOD?

March 2018 Newsletter

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FROM THE MANAGER

One of the things that truly separates KLVJ from most other airports I have encountered are the people, and the way we all strive to work together. We have a community like no other! Day or night, rain or shine, we can depend on each other to help maintain safe flying, remedy problems, and promote a tremendously positive aviation atmosphere!

I want to share with everyone an upcoming opportunity provided by our friends at Coastal Skies Flying Club and Total Aircraft Services. On April 7 they will be hosting an FAA basic medical clinic from 12pm-6pm at the Total Aircraft Services Hangar. More details are shared in the article below. 

I encourage everyone to take advantage of this great chance to complete your medical requirements and spend a day visiting with other pilots and instructors at KLVJ. These types of events are key in maintaining a safe and effective environment!

There are countless chances to learn new skills, reach another milestone, or help someone else discover and unlock their potential in aviation. I'd like to thank each member of our community for always going above and beyond to look out for each other and provide opportunities for success!

Safe flying, 

Adam Arceneaux
Airport Manager


FAA BASIC MEDICAL CLINIC AT KLVJ

Coastal Skies Flying Club and Total Aircraft Services is hosting a FAA basic medical clinic on April 7 from 12pm-6pm at the Total Aircraft Services Hangar, 17910 Airfield Lane. You can save time and schedule an appointment by calling (281) 338-2006.

Dr. Ping Chu is a pilot friendly physician with 25 years in the medical field. He will conduct Basic Medical Exams at KLVJ to help pilots stay current with regulations. The cost is $100 (cash or check) and the Basic Medical is good for 4 years (check with AOPA about your medical requirements). You must have held an FAA Medical Certificate within the last 10 years to use the new Basic Medical. 

Refreshments will be served, and you can contact Eric Brookshire at (281) 993-1151 with any questions


AIRPORT MAINTENANCE UPDATE

Construction covered under the grant from the FAA for security and safety improvements is set to begin at the end of May/early June.   

Projects included in the improvements include: 

  • All new runway markings

  • All new taxiway striping

  • New centerline for taxiway/Airfield Lane

  • Relocating and replacing illuminated signs to comply with FAA distance standards

  • New regulators for airfield lighting

  • Runway safety markings including flashing lights

  • Replacement/addition of airport entrance gates

As we get closure to the start of construction, please stay tuned for more information regarding work. We will be sending out special bulletins regarding the construction schedule, closures, and NOTAMS as the details are finalized.


AIRPORT PROPERTY FOR SALE- PRICES REDUCED!

Visit the Land for Sale page on our website or download the brochure to see the reduced sale price on the remaining lots. 

Pearland Regional Airport is offering a rare opportunity to own property at a growing, privately-owned airport! There are currently four lots available, ranging in size from 10,300 square feet to 4.8 acres.  All lots have direct airfield access and can be developed for private or commercial use. 


T-HANGAR SPECIAL

In addition to our move-in special, we are also offer a pre-payment discount: prepay 11 months and get the 12th month free! For more information call (281) 482-7551.

February 2018 Newsletter

FROM THE MANAGER

Fuel Safety and Annual Inspections       

Fuel safety is our primary concern each and every day at KLVJ. We take extensive measures to ensure each gallon of fuel at KLVJ is received, stored, and dispensed properly. Our staff of NATA Certified Professional Line Service Technicians are well trained and equipped to handle this immense responsibility. I'd like to share with you a few of the ways we safeguard against any potential dangers.

Before the FBO opens at 8am each day, our staff is on the ground inspecting fuel samples and conducting quality checks. We inspect each tank and truck top to bottom, then collect and record fuel samples from every fueling port, tank drain, and filter sump. We have routine daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual checks that help us stay in control of the highest quality fuel standards.

February is our annual inspection month and I am proud to say that once again we have successfully completed our inspections on all storage tanks and trucks for 2018. Each meter has been recalibrated for precision, and all filtering elements have been changed. Our fuel farm is in great working condition and ready to continue fueling the tremendous growth at KLVJ.

I want to thank our staff for their dedication and hard work. They dutifully put in the hours, day after day, to maintain our standards and provide excellent service. We will always strive to uphold the highest industry quality standards, and if you would like to know more, feel free to give me a call and I can answer any questions you may have.

We are looking forward to a fantastic, busy flying season for 2018! 

 Safe flying, 

Adam Arceneaux
Airport Manager


AIRPORT MAINTENANCE UPDATE

In May, the airport received a grant from the FAA for security and safety improvements. A few of the safety items that will be included in the project are: new markings for the runway, upgrades to the electrical vault for the airport lights, new illuminated runway signs, and security gate enhancements.

Projects included in the improvements include: 

  • All new runway markings

  • All new taxiway striping

  • New centerline for taxiway/Airfield Lane

  • Relocating and replacing illuminated signs to comply with FAA distance standards

  • New regulators

  • Runway safety markings including flashing lights

  • Replacement of main entrance gate

The project went out for bid in early December and a contractor has been selected.  We anticipate the work will begin in Spring 2018


FUEL PRICE POLICY UPDATE

As of February 1, the $0.10 based tenant discount on full-service 100LL is no longer available.
In an effort to continue offering affordable fuel, we have lowered the price of self-service 100LL for all customers looking for a more economical way to fill up.
 

CURRENT FUEL PRICES

Full-Service 100LL: $4.74

Self-Service 100LL: $4.24

Full-Service Jet A: $3.85
 

For current fuel prices, please check  AirNav.com regularly.  


AIRPORT PROPERTY FOR SALE- PRICES REDUCED!

Visit the Land for Sale page on our website or download the brochure to see the reduced sale price on the remaining lots. 

Pearland Regional Airport is offering a rare opportunity to own property at a growing, privately-owned airport! There are currently four lots available, ranging in size from 10,300 square feet to 4.8 acres.  All lots have direct airfield access and can be developed for private or commercial use. 


T-HANGAR SPECIAL

In addition to our move-in special, we are also offer a pre-payment discount: prepay 11 months and get the 12th month free! For more information call (281) 482-7551.


Shared from our friends at Air Professionals, an unconventional aircraft at LVJ. 

January 2018 Newsletter

FROM THE MANAGER

As the sun set on 2017, and I looked back over everything we have done in the last year, I am filled with gratitude and appreciation for every person who puts their heart and soul into our airport. Every business owner, technician, pilot, instructor, student... YOU are the reason KLVJ is growing into a General Aviation destination and professional aviation facility. And for many of us who spend more time inside the fence than out, KLVJ is our home, and I am proud of everything we have accomplished.

2018 will be my 4th year at KLVJ as the Airport Operations Manager, and the last 3 years have been a whirlwind of activity, tremendous growth, relentless hard-work, laughs, loss, new friendships and a community like no other I have experienced. I couldn't ask for a better place to be, or better people to work with.  Our annual fuel sales continue to surpass previous years, for both fuel types. That is something worth celebrating, and it needs to be mentioned how grateful we are to have such a loyal community backing us up!

2018 will also bring new challenges and opportunities for KLVJ and we welcome them with open arms. We will focus on airport improvement projects while continuing to provide the highest level of service and as always, reinforce safety as our top priority.  Stephen, Trevor and I remain dedicated to improving the lives of each tenant and visitor. Please stop by the FBO or give us a call if we can assist you in any way.

 Safe flying, 

Adam Arceneaux
Airport Manager


AIRPORT MAINTENANCE UPDATE

In May, the airport received a grant from the FAA for security and safety improvements. A few of the safety items that will be included in the project are: new markings for the runway, upgrades to the electrical vault for the airport lights, new illuminated runway signs, and security gate enhancements.

Projects included in the improvements include: 

  • All new runway markings

  • All new taxiway striping

  • New centerline for taxiway/Airfield Lane

  • Relocating and replacing illuminated signs to comply with FAA distance standards

  • New regulators

  • Runway safety markings including flashing lights

  • Replacement of main entrance gate

The project went out for bid in early December and a contractor has been selected.  We anticipate the work will begin in Spring 2018


AIRPORT PROPERTY FOR SALE- PRICES REDUCED!

Visit the Land for Sale page on our website or download the brochure to see the reduced sale price on the remaining lots. 

Pearland Regional Airport is offering a rare opportunity to own property at a growing, privately-owned airport! There are currently four lots available, ranging in size from 10,300 square feet to 4.8 acres.  All lots have direct airfield access and can be developed for private or commercial use. 


T-HANGAR SPECIAL

In addition to our move-in special, we are also offer a pre-payment discount: prepay eleven months and get the twelfth month free! For more information call (281) 482-7551.


 Full moon rising over LVJ. We're looking forward to the Super Blue Moon at the end of the month.

Full moon rising over LVJ. We're looking forward to the Super Blue Moon at the end of the month.

Full moon rising over LVJ. We're looking forward to the Super Blue Moon at the end of the month.

5 stories to follow in 2018: #3. Pearland Regional Airport receives TxDOT grant, plans changes to safety and security

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By Haley Morrison   |  Community Impact Newspaper

Jan. 20, 2018

The latest Pearland Regional Airport was awarded a state grant that will begin and end in 2018. This grant will allow for safety and security updates to the airport. Pearland Regional is a reliever airport for William B. Hobby Airport in Houston. While the Pearland airport has existed since the 1950s, Texas Aviation Partners took over in late 2013. According to Texas Aviation Partners co-owner Stephen Alexander, changes to drainage have been made since then. This allowed aircraft from the airport to fly supplies out during Hurricane Harvey. The airport was annexed into the city during the Pearland City Council meeting that was held Nov. 27. The airport has also added new hangars, remodeled the terminal building and added full-service concierge-level amenities, including rental cars, flight planning and assistance with hotel accommodations since 2015.

What’s next The Texas Department of Transportation grant will allow for a number of safety and security updates, including new gates, lighting upgrades and airport striping and marking. The airport has four gates, all of which will be evaluated. Some of the gates may be replaced after the evaluation. These safety and security precautions will affect both the flying and driving public. Increased signage as well as repairs to the gates will discourage drivers from mistakenly driving onto a runway.

This story is one update from The January Issue. View the full list of Top 5 stories to follow in 2018 here.

November 2017 Newsletter

FROM THE MANAGER

Runway Incursions on the Rise

Putting an end to Runway Incursions is a priority for the KLVJ Team. The ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) defines a runway incursion as "any occurrence at an aerodrome involving the incorrect presence of an aircraft, vehicle, or person on the protected area of a surface designated for the landing and take-off of aircraft."

In plain speak, an incursion occurs every time a car crosses the runway without communicating via radio and without proper vehicle lights. I cannot overemphasize how dangerous and reckless this is to the vehicle passengers and to the aircraft operating at the airport.

These incursions cannot continue. Because of the repeated violations, we have begun monitoring and recording all runway incursions, and will report them to the FAA. We must all be held accountable for the safety of others while at KLVJ.

I ask everyone to be vigilant and assist our staff in protecting the pilots using the airport. If you see someone crossing, or attempting to cross the runway, say something. Together we can ensure that every aircraft has a safe place to take-off and land. 

If you are towing an aircraft, or have a direct need to cross the runway without any alternative, we require two simple things: radio contact with aircraft and a visible beacon light of some kind on your vehicle. 

We are more than happy to escort anyone across the runway using our approved vehicles.  

Safe flying, 

Adam Arceneaux
Airport Manager


AIRPORT PROPERTY FOR SALE- PRICES REDUCED!

Visit the Land for Sale page on our website or download the brochure to see the reduced sale price on the remaining lots. 

Pearland Regional Airport is offering a rare opportunity to own property at a growing, privately-owned airport! There are currently four lots available, ranging in size from 10,300 square feet to 4.8 acres.  All lots have direct airfield access and can be developed for private or commercial use. 


UPCOMING HOLIDAY HOURS

It's that time of year again, and we would like to inform our tenants and customers of our holiday hours. 

Thanksgiving Day (11/23)- Normal business hours (8:00am - 7:00pm)

Christmas Eve (12/24)- 8:00am - 12:00pm

Christmas Day (12/25)- CLOSED

New Years Eve (12/31) - Normal business hours (8:00am - 7:00pm)

New Years Day (1/1)- 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Please plan accordingly.  As always, the self-serve 100LL pump will be available.  


T-HANGAR SPECIAL


Boeing CH-47 Chinook Heavy Rescue Helicopter coming in for a landing


On behalf of Pearland Regional Airport and Texas Aviation Partners we would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

October 2017 Newsletter

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FROM THE MANAGER

Pearland Regional Airport has seen some major changes in these last few years and we are extremely proud of our efforts and the support given by our amazing community.  As we continue to grow and adapt, we are focused on providing meaningful, lasting changes that enhance all business and personal aspects of our day-to-day operations.

I want to remind everyone reading this newsletter, that I want to hear your thoughts, suggestions, and comments! Feedback from our community is a driving force for change and the open door policy at KLVJ is in full effect. You can find me at the FBO during the week, and I encourage you to stop by and share your thoughts with me. I often hear the same questions from many folks, and I want to provide an update on one of the most requested items in recent weeks - Online Payment Options.

I understand that writing, mailing or dropping off a check every month can be a hassle. Busy schedules could benefit from an online payment method in place. I have heard your requests and I am happy to report that Texas Aviation Partners is working diligently to address this issue. We are thoroughly researching and testing online payment options at this time. We previously used Appfolio for payments, but that system was not a viable long-term option. We made the decision to drop that service and search for a new, permanent solution. I hope to report back soon on our findings!

If you have a great idea or a legitimate concern, please take the time to send me and email or come by the FBO and share with us! I may not have a quick answer or solution for every issue, but it is my duty and responsibility to listen to your needs and make necessary changes. 2018 is forecasted to be the best year yet at KLVJ, and you can all do your part to make sure we exceed expectations. This is our home and I want you to know your voices are heard! Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to meeting more of you in the coming months as we discuss ways we can continue to make Pearland Regional into the best GA airport around!

Safe flying, 

Adam Arceneaux
Airport Manager


AIRPORT PROPERTY FOR SALE

Pearland Regional Airport is offering a rare opportunity to own property at a growing, privately-owned airport! There are currently four lots available, ranging in size from 10,300 square feet to 4.8 acres.  All lots have direct airfield access and can be developed for private or commercial use.  For more information visit our Land for Sale page on our website or download the brochure.


T-HANGAR SPECIAL - 3 UNITS REMAINING


PHOTO OF THE MONTH

 P-63 Kingcobra with the Commemorative Air Force

P-63 Kingcobra with the Commemorative Air Force

September 2017 Newsletter


FROM THE MANAGER

Hurricane Harvey made landfall to our south on Friday, August 25th, and proceeded to devastate the entire Texas Coast. In the following days, Harvey dropped an estimated 33 trillion gallons of water along it's record-breaking path. In Houston, we saw catastrophic flooding like never before, but this unprecedented event gave the entire area the chance to come together and show the world what TEXAS is made of - compassion, teamwork, and understanding.

Pearland Regional Airport's runway never flooded allowing us to stay open and support recovery efforts. Our Line Technicians spent several days (and nights) in the FBO providing fuel and services to emergency responder and supply missions. Stephen and Trevor went above and beyond the normal call of duty so that we could do our part to support the rescue and recovery efforts...even as Trevor's apartment completely flooded! The effort our team gave shows exactly how dedicated and committed they are. I would like to thank them again for everything they have done and continue to do!

We are open for business as usual, and we are ready for the unusual tasks that lay ahead as Houston continues to clean-up and rebuild. We understand that some areas were hit harder than others. I want to reach out to our community and let folks know that we stand together and if there is a way we might be able to assist you, please give the FBO a call! We will do our best to help the recovery process move quickly. Help your neighbor - because we are Texans - and that is what we do. It is just one of the many reasons we are all proud to call KLVJ home!

Safe flying, 

Adam Arceneaux
Airport Manager


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

We would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support during the hurricane. Your help and patience while we worked tirelessly to get things back to normal was greatly appreciated. We were fortunate to have only had minor flooding in a small area.  Our team worked hard to get LVJ back to full operations as quickly as possible to help support Pearland and surrounding communities.  

After the weather subsided, we supported over 50 aircraft for emergency evacuation and supply drop missions. 


SHELTER FROM THE STORM

During Hurricane Harvey, we were able to accommodate quite a few aircraft in our community hangar, free of charge.  We still have space available if you are looking for a more economical option for aircraft storage. Stop by the FBO for a tour today! 


AIRPORT PROPERTY FOR SALE

Pearland Regional Airport is offering a rare opportunity to own property at a growing, privately-owned airport! There are currently four lots available, ranging in size from 10,300 square feet to 4.8 acres.  All lots have direct airfield access and can be developed for private or commercial use.  For more information visit our Land for Sale page on our website or download the brochure.


T-HANGAR SPECIAL - 3 UNITS REMAINING

August 2017 Newsletter


FROM THE MANAGER

As we all enjoy the busy summer flying months, I would like to remind everyone about our Fueling Procedures and Regulations

Our goal is to adhere to the highest standards for storing and delivering fuel. In addition to our daily fuel checks, which include draining filters, checking for contaminants, samplingand fuel testing, we also have some very straightforward guidelines for delivering safe fuel EVERY TIME! These rues not only apply to full-service fueling, but also self-service. 

Please take a moment to review just a few of our regulations to help us maintain the highest standards:

The following is prohibited while an aircraft is being fueled or defueled:

  • Smoking
  • Operation of a radio transmitter or electrical system

Aircraft fueling and defueling is prohibited in the following scenarios: 

 

    • While aircraft is parked in a hangar
  • When raining
  • During an electrical storm

As a final reminder, hot refueling (fueling of aircraft while the engines are running), shall be permitted only under special circumstances and then only when authorized by Airport Management. 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to stop by the FBO and ask.  As always, full-service fueling is available during normal business hours, and tenants receive a discount! 

Safe flying, 

Adam Arceneaux
Airport Manager


CELEBRATE LVJ's OLDEST PILOT'S 100th BIRTHDAY

Join us in celebrating the 100th birthday of Pearland Regional Airport resident, Scott Royce. 

Scott is a staple in the Pearland community and at KLVJ.  On behalf of KLVJ and Scott's family, we would like to invite you to honor Scott with a celebration including a Luscombe Fly-in, fuel specials, complimentary catered dinner, and of course, many great stories about KLVJ over the years.  

When: Saturday, August 26, 6:00 P.M.

Where: KLVJ Community Hangar

The video above, made by the City of Pearland, gives us a peek into the depths of Scott's love of aviation.  

If you are interested in helping with the celebration, please call the FBO at (281) 482-7551.


AIRPORT PROPERTY FOR SALE

Pearland Regional Airport is offering a rare opportunity to own property at a growing, privately-owned airport! There are currently five lots available, ranging in size from 10,300 square feet to 4.8 acres.  All lots have direct airfield access and can be developed for private or commercial use.  For more information visit our Land for Sale page on our website or download the brochure.


T-HANGAR SPECIAL - 3 UNITS REMAINING


COMMUNITY HANGAR SPACE AVAILABLE

If you are looking for a more economical option for aircraft storage, our community hangar has several open spaces! Sit back and relax while our staff handles all pull-out and push-back services for your aircraft. Better yet, you can check the weather and update your flight plan from the hangar lounge while enjoying an Otis Spunkmeyer cookie and cup of Starbucks coffee. Rest assured, 24-7 video monitoring keeps your plane safe and secure. Stop by the FBO for a tour today!


PICTURE OF THE MONTH

Nighthawk taking off with a banner in tow.

Pearland Regional Airport to use $500,000 grant for upgrades

By Kristi Nix, knix@hcnonline.com

 Published 4:59 pm, Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Pearland Regional Airport is set to launch $500,000 in renovations and upgrades thanks to a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration that will be administered by the Texas Department of Transportation.

The grant will fund safety and security improvements including new entrance gates, signage, striping and lighting designed to increase visibility of runway markings for pilots.

Project costs will be funded through the Clover Acquisition Corp. and TxDot's Aviation Facilities Grant Program.

"The airport is truly a small city now, and this grant will go a long way to ensuring that the airport is set to safely and efficiently continue its robust development," said Stephen Alexander of Texas Aviation Partners, the managing firm of the airport. "The enhancements the airport will receive will help to make sure that aircraft can navigate the airport safely, alongside their four-wheeled counterparts."

The airport, a privately owned airfield open to the public, is home to a variety of tenants and businesses including several flights schools, airplane and helicopter maintenance shops and 20 full-time residents who live in homes or condos connected to private airplane storage facilities.

Built as a private facility in 1940 by the George R. Brown family, the 320-acre airport was transitioned to public use in 1950. Clover Acquisition acquired the property in 1957 and renamed it Clover Field. The airport, which has one 5,000-foot runway that can accommodate up to medium-size aircraft, was renamed Pearland Regional Airport in 2003. Texas Aviation Partners took over management in June 2013.

Two flying clubs, Coastal Skies and the Bar Area Aero Club, are based at the airport. In addition to flying lessons, airplane rentals and air tours for non-pilots interested in sightseeing, the clubs offer group comprehensive insurance and social events for members.

Operations manager Adam Arceneaux said the improvements will provide new security gates at the four airport entrances.

"We also plan to upgrade all the taxiway and runway lights, install additional lights and refurbish the airport beacon tower," he said.

"Our goal is to maintain a safe environment for pilots and make sure we are ahead of the curve in terms of infrastructure."

He said contracts will be awarded for all the proposed upgrades through a competitive bidding process.

The work should start this month or August and take two to three months to complete.

"We're working to manage growth in a smart, measured way," he said. "We want to make data-driven decisions for not just the airport but for the entire community. This grant is the next step for us."

This grant is a huge shot of adrenaline because it helps us step up our game."

Representative Ed Thompson, R-Pearland, said the grant would give the airport the opportunity to increase its economic development impact within the area.

"General aviation is a vital industry to our state's economic growth," he said.

"I'm so pleased that Pearland Regional Airport is being recognized for their contribution and being given the opportunity to expand their impact."

Texas Transportation Commissioner Laura Ryan also praised the airport.

"Providing this funding to the Pearland Regional Airport is key to supporting area aviation," she said. "This is a vibrant facility that plays an important economic role in the local community."

July2017 Newsletter


FROM THE MANAGER

Hurricane season is upon us and it typically lasts from June to November each year. We are all aware of the power, danger, and costs associated with these storms. I want to spend some time offering you a tips to prepare our airport, your home, and your family for a major storm.

In the days leading up to landfall, a great deal of preparation can be made to minimize the impact of the storms. For instance, moving your aircraft inside an adequate hangar and boarding up any windows are great ways to start. Something that often goes overlooked are the large amounts of equipment, cars, tractors, and debris that may be left outdoors. It's recommended that you take the time now to clean up your areas, before your "lawn ornaments" become projectiles that can cause tremendous damage. Securing ALL of your property is the best way to prevent losses and excessive repair costs. 

When a hurricane arrives, the time for preparation is long gone. You need to prepare now, so you are ready at a moment's notice. Here are a few recommended steps from Ready.gov you can take to prepare:

  • Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay. Contact your local emergency management agency for more information.
  • Put together a disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate
  • If you are not in an area that is advised to evacuate and you decide to stay in your home, plan for adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days and you are not able to leave due to flooding or blocked roads.
  • Make a family emergency communication plan.
  • Many communities have text or email alerting systems for emergency notifications.To find out what alerts are available in your area, search the Internet with your town, city, or county name and the word "alerts."

Safe flying, 

Adam Arceneaux
Airport Manager


WELCOME TEXAS AIRCRAFT PROPELLER & ACCESSORIES TO KLVJ

Join us in welcoming Texas Aircraft Propeller & Accessories (formally R&D Propeller) to the KLVJ Community! 

Texas Aircraft Propeller and Accessories is an industry leader in the repair and sales of propellers in the Southern United States. They have a highly skilled staff of trained technicians with a combined experience of over 115 years.

With a full in-house Governor Shop, work is done in a couple of hours, not days. They have the capabilities to overhaul and repair McCauley, Hartzell and Woodward (Ontic) Governors.

They are your the best contact for a replacement propeller or STC upgrades. When you are looking for the best know-how and resources to supply just about anything you need - from propeller blades, hubs, spinners, de-ice and overhaul kits - Call Texas Aircraft Propeller & Accessories today at (281) 485-4400 or visit their website for more information www.txairprop.com. 


AIRPORT PROPERTY FOR SALE

Clover Acquisition Corporation currently has five parcels listed for sale. All parcels have airfield access. For more information, contact Kent Ballard with O'Farrell Realty at (281) 639-1275 or via email at kballard1@hotmail.com


T-HANGAR SPECIAL - 3 UNITS REMAINING


COMMUNITY HANGAR SPACE AVAILABLE

 If you are looking for a more economical option to aircraft storage, our community hangar has several open spaces! Sit back and relax while our staff handles all pull-out and push-back services for your aircraft. Better yet, you can check the weather and update your flight plan from the hangar lounge while enjoying an Otis Spunkmeyer cookie and cup of Starbucks coffee. Rest assured, 24-7 video monitoring keeps your plane safe and secure. Stop by the FBO for a tour today!

If you are looking for a more economical option to aircraft storage, our community hangar has several open spaces! Sit back and relax while our staff handles all pull-out and push-back services for your aircraft. Better yet, you can check the weather and update your flight plan from the hangar lounge while enjoying an Otis Spunkmeyer cookie and cup of Starbucks coffee. Rest assured, 24-7 video monitoring keeps your plane safe and secure. Stop by the FBO for a tour today!


PHOTO OF THE MONTH

 Visit from a Challenger 300

Visit from a Challenger 300

A visit from a Boeing AH-64 Apache, the most advanced multi-role combat helicopter for the U.S. Army