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