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

June 2017 Newsletter


FROM THE MANAGER

The long, hot days of summer have arrived and will certainly bring dangerously high temperatures. If you are working on your aircraft in the sun, or spending hours inside a hot hangar, make sure you take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.  We want to remind everyone how important it is to stay hydrated and prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke. You should be able to recognize the symptoms and determine what steps to take QUICKLY if you find anyone struggling with the heat!

Excessive heat can lead to sunburn, heat cramps, and heat exhaustion - the most common heat-related condition. Signs of heat exhaustion include cool, moist, pale or flushed skin, heavy sweating, headache, nausea, dizziness, weakness, and/or exhaustion.  

Heat stroke, while less common, is life threatening.Symptoms include hot, red skin which may be dry or moist, changes in consciousness, and/or vomiting. If you or someone around you is exhibiting any of these symptoms, please move the person to a cooler location and call 9-1-1 immediately.

The best way to avoid both heat exhaustion and heat stroke is to take frequent breaks and drink plenty of water. You're always welcome to take a break in the FBO, enjoy the AC, and grab a bottle of water.

Please visit WebMD for more information and tips on how to treat heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

QUICK TIPS TO BEAT THE HEAT

  • Never leave children or pets in your vehicle. The inside temperature can quickly reach 120 degrees.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun's rays. Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  • Use a buddy system when working in sweltering hangars. Take frequent breaks if working out on the ramp in the direct sunlight.
  • Work early in the day, or late in the evening to avoid the hottest temperatures.
  • If you need help, or see anyone that does - EVERY SECOND COUNTS! Act quickly and get the help you need.

As always, our first priority is the safety of our pilots, students, and residents. I'm proud of the work we do together and the way we all look out for each other. That is what makes our airport unique and exceptional. Enjoy your summer flying and stay cool!

Safe flying, 

Adam Arceneaux
Airport Manager


TXDOT APPROVES GRAND FOR PEARLAND AIRPORT

Story originally published by Pearland.com on May 31, 2017.

The Pearland Regional Airport will be getting some much-needed upgrades now that a $500,000 grant from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has been approved. Even though the grant is federal, TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) actually approves who gets it and how it is spent. The money will go towards safety and security improvements at Pearland Regional Airport, including new entrance gates, signage, striping, electrical and lighting. The main focus will be helping reduce the chance of vehicles from entering the runways and taxiways, as well as enhancing the visibility of markings for pilots flying to and from Pearland Regional.

"The enhancements the airport is going to receive will help to make sure aircrafts can navigate the airport and move safely alongside their four-wheeled counterparts," said Stephen Alexander - Texas Aviation Partners.

"Over the past eighteen months, Pearland Regional Airport has seen explosive growth, including nearly forty new hangars, new commercial businesses arriving, and a substantial increase in full time employment."

According to TXDOT, arrivals and departures from community airports account for more than three million flight hours per year and provide aircraft facilities for agricultural, medical, business and commuter use.

The work in and around Pearland Regional Airport will start this summer and take two to three months to complete. 

"Pearland 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," added Alexander. "We are excited for what the future holds for Pearland Regional Airport as it continues to become a stronger and stronger contributor to the greater Pearland community."

Texas Aviation Partners manages and operates Pearland Regional Airport on behalf of the airport owner, Clover Acquisition Corporation. For more information or to sign up for the airport's monthly newsletters, please visit www.flypearland.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


BAY AREA AERO CLUB'S POKER RUN

A big thank you to all who attended the Bay Area Aero Club (BAAC) Aviation Poker Run on Saturday, May 27.   The event was a great success.  Participating airports included Bay City Municipal (KBYY), Texas Gulf Coast Regional (KLBX), Galveston (KGLS), with the start and finish right here at Pearland Regional (KLVJ). 

You are invited to join the BAAC for their next Poker Run in 2018!  Contact BAAC to join future events, get all your flying questions answered, or sign up to learn to fly today. Visit www.BayAreaAeroClub.org for more information. 


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

Visit from a Challenger 300

TXDOT Approves Grant For Pearland Airport

By: Pearland.com

The Pearland Regional Airport will be getting some much-needed upgrades now that a $500,000 grant from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has been approved. Even though the grant is federal, TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) actually approves who gets it and how it is spent. The money will go towards safety and security improvements at Pearland Regional Airport, including new entrance gates, signage, striping, electrical and lighting. The main focus will be helping reduce the chance of vehicles from entering the runways and taxiways, as well as enhancing the visibility of markings for pilots flying to and from Pearland Regional.

"The enhancements the airport is going to receive will help to make sure aircraft can navigate the airport and move safely alongside their four-wheeled counterparts," said Stephen Alexander - Texas Aviation Partners.

“Over the past eighteen months, Pearland Regional Airport has seen explosive growth, including nearly forty new hangars, new commercial businesses arriving, and a substantial increase in full time employment."

According to TXDOT, arrivals and departures from community airports account for more than three million flight hours per year and provide aircraft facilities for agricultural, medical, business and commuter use.

The work in and around Pearland Regional Airport will start this summer and take two to three months to complete. 

"Pearland 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," added Alexander. "We are excited for what the future holds for Pearland Regional Airport as it continues to become a stronger and stronger contributor to the greater Pearland community.”

Texas Aviation Partners manages and operates Pearland Regional Airport on behalf of the airport owner, Clover Acquisition Corporation. For more information or to sign up for the airport’s monthly newsletters, please visit www.flypearland.com
 

April 2017 Newsletter


FROM THE MANAGER

Springtime is here and that means a return to the skies for many local pilots! As the weather heats up, and the amount of flying increases daily, we would like to remind everyone about the dangers of FOD (foreign object debris), and what we can do to help keep the runway in excellent condition. 

Airport staff perform FOD checks on the runway and taxiways every day. Our goal is to detect and remove any substance, debris, or article which could potentially cause damage. You would be surprised to see what we collect each day. I have seen tow-bars, wildlife, countless screws/bolts/rivets, iPads, trash, and even clothing out on the flight line! We will be collecting all the new FOD we find and showcasing it in the FBO, so you can see how real the threat is.

I want to take a moment and remind everyone that the first and best line of defense against FOD is YOU! A thorough pre-flight inspection, along with regular maintenance, is the best way to catch any loose ends before they (literally!) fall off. Securing your iPad, GPS, or other personal items inside the aircraft is another key way to prevent FOD. I have seen items left on the wing during pre-flight more than a few times, and when they hit the pavement, they end up not only breaking the item, but also creating an unsafe operating area for other pilots. 

If you see something on the concrete, please do us all a favor - pick it up and dispose of it properly! That trash blowing across the ramp could end up in someone's engine! If you're unable to safely pick up FOD, please call the FBO so we can handle it immediately.  When we work together to make the airport safer, we all win. 

We also have a lost and found box in the FBO. If you think you may have left something behind, please stop by and check in with us!

Safe flying, 

Adam Arceneaux
Airport Manager


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


FEATURED BUSINESS: VERACITY AVIATION

 Veracity Aviation is the Premier Helicopter Training provider in the Houston Area! Headquartered in Seguin, TX since 2008, Veracity offers many solutions to your rotorcraft needs.   The Pearland location has been active since July of 2016, offering flight training, tours, aerial photography, and private event bookings. Eric and TJ are both Veterans who bring their knowledge and experience to KLVJ 6 days a week, helping local pilots reach new heights.  Their fleet of Robinson Helicopters includes the R22 and R44, and they can customize your training to fit your needs as the only part 141 Helicopter training facility in Houston.   Find out more about the flight school by visiting their website  www.veracityaviation.com  or by calling Veracity HQ at (830) 379-9800!   Don't hesitate to swing by the office and say hello to Eric and TJ, they are always happy to help!

Veracity Aviation is the Premier Helicopter Training provider in the Houston Area! Headquartered in Seguin, TX since 2008, Veracity offers many solutions to your rotorcraft needs. 

The Pearland location has been active since July of 2016, offering flight training, tours, aerial photography, and private event bookings. Eric and TJ are both Veterans who bring their knowledge and experience to KLVJ 6 days a week, helping local pilots reach new heights.

Their fleet of Robinson Helicopters includes the R22 and R44, and they can customize your training to fit your needs as the only part 141 Helicopter training facility in Houston. 

Find out more about the flight school by visiting their website www.veracityaviation.com or by calling Veracity HQ at (830) 379-9800! 

Don't hesitate to swing by the office and say hello to Eric and TJ, they are always happy to help!


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!


 Commemorative Air Force/Japanese AF Vultee BT-13A Valiant/Aichi D3A Val Replica BI-78

Commemorative Air Force/Japanese AF Vultee BT-13A Valiant/Aichi D3A Val Replica BI-78

March 2017 Newsletter

FROM THE MANAGER

I want to start by saying Thank You to all our local pilots and instructors. Pearland Regional Airport is growing and even though activity is up, runway incursions are down! As summer approaches and activity increases, now is the perfect time to remind everyone about our Airport Rules and Regulations.

The guidelines cover everything from using the radio and taxiing speeds to outside storage of equipment and abandoned aircraft. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these regulations as they apply to all of us and with your help, we can ensure clean, safe, and responsible operations at KLVJ.

Over the coming months, we'll highlight sections of the Rules and Regulations document in our newsletters. Additionally, we'll be assessing the airport and, if there is an opportunity for improvement on your property, we'll notify you by email. Together we can continue transforming KLVJ into a first-class facility we are all proud to call home.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss any of our Airport Standards, please stop by my office at any time!

Safe flying, 

Adam Arceneaux
Airport Manager


T-HANGAR SPECIAL


FEATURED BUSINESS: AIR PROFESSIONALS AT KLVJ

If you are looking for aircraft maintenance, annual inspections, pilot supplies, vintage aircraft restoration, and pre-buy inspections then AirPros is your one-stop shop!

Founded in 2005, AirPros has provided excellent care to countless aircraft at KLVJ! Randy, Chris, Jesus, and Cole are ready to tackle any problems your aircraft might experience. You'll always find a fair and honest assessment of your aircraft, and prompt, knowledgeable service. Check our their Facebook page to see all the 5-star reviews and awesome photos! There's no problem too big or small. Give them a call at (713) 569-3023 or visit their website for more information.  


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!


MONTHLY INVOICES & APPFOLIO

If you're an existing tenant and you haven't received an email or letter to sign up for AppFolio please contact us as soon as possible. Invoices and payments are being processed through the system. You can reach us (512) 216-6039.

This property management software will help us stay organized on the back-end and will make paying rent easier than ever.

Payments are secure, fast, convenient, and flexible. Pay with a credit card, eCheck, or electronic cash payment at 7-Eleven or Cash Express. AppFolio charges a small convenience fee on credit card payments but eCheck payments are 100% FREE!


PICTURE OF THE MONTH

February 2017 Newsletter

FROM THE MANAGER

On Monday, January 16th, after months of anticipation, we were finally able to distribute keys to our T-hangar tenants. We were so excited for the tenants who had been eager to move in for weeks and grateful for their patience.  

Passing out the welcome bags and watching folks move in their gear and aircraft was a sight to behold. These 23 new hangars are just the beginning of exciting things to come at KLVJ. We are thankful and excited for each of you that helped make this project possible.

We only have a few remaining T-Hangars available. Stop by the FBO or give me a call at (281) 482-7551 to schedule a tour!

Wishing everyone Blue Skies and Tailwinds!

Adam Arceneaux
Airport Manage


SUPERBOWL LI

Are you ready for some football? The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will compete for the Lombardi Trophy on February 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium! 

Score a touchdown by choosing Pearland Regional Airport. We are the premier, private, fee-free alternative and are happy to assist you with rental car reservations, hotel accommodations, in-flight catering, and aircraft servicing.

 Give us a call or visit www.flypearland.com to make your reservation today. 


T-HANGARS ARE OPEN! 

As Adam mentioned in his note above, our 23 T-hangar development opened last month.   Everyone was all smiles as they inspected their units prior to moving in.  

All T-hangars have automatic bi-fold doors, 120v outlets, interior & exterior lighting, and plenty of storage. Tenants also receive a discount on all full fuel purchases.

There are only a few remaining units available. If you are interested, please call the FBO at (281) 482-7551 or email LVJ@texasaviationpartners.com.


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!


GET TO KNOW TREVOR ESPERSEN

Trevor Espersen joined the KLVJ team in September of 2016. Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, Trevor brings a wealth of knowledge to our team.  He was a supervisor at the busiest FBO in North America at Winnipeg International Airport (CYWG).  There, he managed a team of 8, pumping nearly 1 million gallons of jet fuel a month.

Trevor enjoys the community atmosphere of KLVJ and being an integral part of the team.  He does it all - from fuel sales to airfield repairs, every day is different. His favorite part of the job is doing FOD checks because he never knows what he will stumble upon. His favorite finds thus far have been deer skulls, bats, nets, balloons, even a bag of ducks. Stop by for a cup of coffee and Trevor will share with you some of his strangest findings. 

In his spare time, Trevor likes to relax and play computer games. However, when boredom creeps in, Trevor likes to challenge himself by learning something new such as programming languages, building foam props from scratch, or even auto mechanics.  He is currently in search of a violin teacher.  Since relocating to Houston, Trevor has been to NASA twice, fueling his love of space. The next time you're at KLVJ say hi to Trevor- chances are you'll learn something new!


FEBRUARY INVOICES & APPFOLIO

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If you're an existing tenant and you haven't received an email or letter to sign up for AppFolio please contact us as soon as possible. Invoices and payments are being processed through the system. You can reach us (512) 216-6039.

This property management software will help us stay organized on the back-end and will make paying rent easier than ever.

Payments are secure, fast, convenient, and flexible. Pay with a credit card, eCheck, or electronic cash payment at 7-Eleven or Cash Express. AppFolio charges a small convenience fee on credit card payments but eCheck payments are 100% FREE!


PICTURE OF THE MONTH

Another view of our new 23 T-Hangar development. 

Pearland Regional Airport Releases Units Of Pre-Leased T-Hangars

The 1.5 MIL construction of T-Hangars at Pearland Airport has been completed with bi-fold doors, 120-v outlets, and space for supplies.

By Damita Thomas (Patch Staff) - January 20, 2017 1:06 pm ET 

After months of anticipation, tenants who pre-leased a T-hangar at Pearland Regional Airport were excited to pick up the keys to their units on Monday.

"It's been a lot of fun showing these pilots to their brand new hangars," said operations manager Adam Arceneaux. "It's like Christmas morning around here."

Construction of the $1.5 million 23 unit T-hangar project is part of a multi-phase development plan put together by Texas Aviation Partners (airport management) and Clover Acquisition Corporation (airport owner).

Stephen Alexander with Texas Aviation Partners thinks the few remaining unleased units will go quickly.

“We listened to what the public needs and wants here” said Alexander. “With the construction of these T-hangars, we are looking to help alleviate the squeeze on general aviation pilots in the area.”

The T-hangars include electric bi-fold doors, 120-v outlets, plenty of space for supplies, and are in close proximity to the runway. They are expected to bring growth and development not only to the airport, but also to the surrounding area, as many of the alternative airport options do not have adequate hangar availability.

For more information about leasing, please visit www.flypearland.com/hangar-development or email LVJ@texasaviationpartners.com.

January 2017 Newsletter

TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY VISIT

On December 2, 2016 Pearland Regional Airport hosted 13 Aviation Management students from Texas Southern University. The purpose of the visit was to learn about General Aviation Management which included flight line services, airport development, customer service, operations management, and fueling. 
 

It was an honor to host the next generation of aviation managers. We hope to see some students in 2017 for possible internships, where they can further their education and get hands-on training.

For more information about the TSU Aviation program, please contact Tasjah D. Hall, M.S. (Aviation Science and Technology Professor) at 713-313-1811 or HallTD@TSU.edu.


T-HANGAR UPDATE

We are excited to announce that tenants of reserved T-hangars will be moving in Monday, January 16! A full crew is currently on site wrapping up the unit-by-unit final inspections and repair list to ensure each unit is perfect for move-in day. 


It's not too late to get in on the action - we have a few units still available for lease! Please contact Cassidy Berenato at (512) 216-6042 to learn more.


COURTESY CAR

We're excited to announce we'll be adding a courtesy car to our fleet this month. It will be available to pilots flying into KLVJ for everything from a quick trip to La Casita or a business meeting in downtown Houston.

We are always looking for ways to better serve our customers and a courstesy car is part of the plan. 


GET TO KNOW STEPHEN PATCHEN

 

What were you doing before joining the KLVJ Team? I was an Airborne Cavalry Scout in the US Army for 3.5 years. I enjoyed every minute of it, but family comes first. So in May 2013, when my contract was up, I came home and began attending school here in Houston. 

When did you start working for KLVJ? I heard about Pearland Regional Airport's re-opening through friends, met with some members of Texas Aviation Partners and really liked everything I was hearing. In May 2014, I began working as a line technician. It's been almost 2.5 years and I couldn't think of a better group of people to work with.

What do you do for KLVJ now? I make sure that a smile is on every customer's face when they leave the airport - no matter their destination. We're a small team so I help with everything from cleaning, baking, reservations, fuel quality tests, and maintenance.  

What is your favorite part of the job? I enjoy that every day is different. I can arrive at the airport in the morning not knowing exactly what types of obstacles we will tackle, but knowing that we will as a team. It is not a "conveyor-belt" job. Each customer needs something different and in the end, I can help them get where they need to be.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I mostly stay at home, reading books, cooking, or spending time with my two year old English Pointer pup. 

Share something about your personal life...  Years ago, I used to live on a sailboat.


PICTURE OF THE MONTH


SUPERBOWL 2017

We may not know which two teams will be playing in the Superbowl this year, but we do know it will busy in Houston!  

Our reservation system is ready. Call us at (281) 482-7551 to reserve your arrival & departure times today. 

Don't forget that we are here to make your travel easier! It's our pleasure to assist with any pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight needs you may have. And as always, you will be greeted by our amazing staff, freshly baked Otis Spunkmeyer cookies, Starbucks coffee and complimentary bottled water.