The FAA will hold two informal meetings in June on a proposal to amend the airspace around Texas’ Houston Executive Airport from Class G to Class D during operating hours of the airport control tower, and to surface-area Class E when the tower is closed.
AOPA encourages members to participate in the informal meetings, said Yasmina Platt, AOPA Central Southwest regional manager. At the sessions, the FAA will solicit pilots' feedback about the proposed changes for the airspace around the airport, which has had an air traffic control tower since Oct. 1, 2014, although the airspace has remained Class G.
Under the proposal, airspace within a 4-nautical-mile radius of the airport would become Class D from the surface to 2,700 feet msl during the hours when the tower is open (0600-2200 CST). The airspace would revert to Class E when the control tower is closed.
The FAA will seek public input and take questions at two public meetings: June 17 at 7 p.m. at Henriksen Jet Center, 1900 Cardiff Road, Brookshire, Texas 77423; and June 18 at 7 p.m. at Educational Support Complex (ESC), 6301 Stadium Lane, Katy, Texas 77494.
See this letter from the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization Central Service Area for more information and a graphic of the proposed airspace changes. For questions about the public meetings, contact Christopher Simmonds, FAA Houston Intercontinental Tracon, 4005 Greens Road, Houston, Texas 77032.
AOPA plans to submit comments on the proposal, and encourages members to attend the meetings and submit their comments to the FAA. Please forward a copy of your comments to AOPA.