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!
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!
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.