Hub City Aviation AcademyKLBB

Welcome to Hub City Aviation. Hub City Aviation is the oldest and largest flight school in West Texas. Since 2002, we have been providing quality instruction in safe, well maintained aircraft while providing our customers with fanatical customer service. We are a Part 141/61 flight school. We are authorized to provide flight training to international M-1 students as well as veterans who have GI Bill entitlements. Hub City Aviation is also a Cirrus Training Center. Our instructors have special training for the SR_20 and SR-22 models of aircraft to transition new owners or prepare renters to use our SR_20 to travel around the region or country. Our rental fleet includes several Piper Cherokees, Cessna 172, Piper Arrow, Cirrus SR-20 and Bonanza A-36.

• We have a Redbird FMX, plenty of space to relax or study. There is a snack area, always free coffee and satellite TV with WiFi. Not the fastest but broadband has not found its way to our airport.
• Every fifth Saturday we will have either coffee and doughnuts in the AM or hot dogs at lunch. The menu changes but the date does not.
• We host the Lubbock airport fly-in breakfast each September. Usually occurs early in the month but changes to accommodate Texas Tech football.

CFI Rate: $65.00/hr


Operator Procedures

Fueling Aircraft

We self fuel. If you need fuel after hours call the FBO - Lubbock Aero at 806-747-5101 and they can fuel the aircraft. Please inform them you are at Hub City Aviation

Access to Aircraft

During business hours: Access is via our dispatch counter.

After business hours: Arrange in advance with our dispatch. They will provide case-by-case specific instructions to gain access to aircraft and a unique code to access gate.

Returning the Aircraft

During business hours: You can park on several "T"s that are painted on ramp. Please do not use parking brake as aircraft are moved frequently. All aircraft are stored in hanger as much as possible.

After business hours: You can return to our ramp. We ask that you park as close to hanger as possible and push aircraft into corner of ramp where building meets the hanger to protect from the wind. Please chock wheels. Call the flight school number and leave a message that the aircraft has returned. You can check it in via a web app or speak with after hours on call person

Getting Reimbursed if You Buy Fuel Elsewhere

Keep receipts and we currently reimburse upto $5.00 per gallon.

Mechanical Problems at Another Airport

Call Hub City Aviation at 806-687-1070 for 24/7 tech support

Securing Aircraft

Park on T's on the ramp. If it needs to be tied down, it should probably go into the hanger.

Caution areas where hangar rash is most likely

Moving aircraft in and out of hanger on your own without a walker. everyone is encouraged to help move the aircraft but please do it as part of a team and not solo.

What fuel load to expect and how to change it

Standard fuel load is to "tabs" on all aircraft. Cessna standard is 1 inch below filler neck.

Local Airspace Considerations

Standard Departure Procedures

Lubbock is Class C airspace. Clearance delivery is always combined with ground control on 121.9. Rare exception would be Texas Tech football game day or a newbie controller.

Best Way to Get Flight Following

Pick up flight following with Lubbock Ground Control 121.9

Local reporting points

Inbound report your position to Lubbock approach in miles from airport. They want to talk to you within 20 miles of airport and will provide radar service upto 50 miles from airport.

Typical TFR considerations

Jones AT&T Stadium during fall football games

Local Airfield Operations

Taxiway/runway incursion hotspots

Watch yourself at Taxiway Foxtrot and Juliet. Use an airport diagram. Progressive instructions are always provided

Run up area

For 35L at Foxtrot, runup infront of museum. Do not put prop wash on museum. 17R is usually at Sierra. There is plenty of room just to not cross into Cargo Ramp. Runway 8 and 26 have large taxiways that will allow room for a run up. Be aware of airliners calling for taxi and use an intersection taxiway if needed for run up.

What does the tower want you to do before you call ready for takeoff?

Complete run up

Traffic pattern altitudes

4300 at Lubbock. Also like KPVW for pattern work.

Special cautions for flying the pattern

Keep your head moving. You can be in the pattern with other GA, military and airline all at the same time.

Airport restrictions

Avoid the airline ramp and FEDEX/UPS cargo ramps. These are secure ramps and we are not welcome there.

Local Flight Planning Tips


Several radio and TV towers on south side of Lubbock can surprise you. There is another tower West of Texas Tech

Nearby special use airspace

Most active MOA is LANCER to the Southeast. B-1B bombers at low level. Several old MOAs left over from closed AFB nearby

Air carrier arrival paths to be avoided

The airlines are mostly headed to Dallas via V102 to GTH.

Best airports to visit in the area


Best sights to see nearby from the air

Texas Tech in Lubbock. The caprock is a geologic formation about 40 miles East of Lubbock. Tons of windmills and windfarms. All the red lights look cool from the air at night.

Unique weather challenges/microclimates

Wind, wind and more wind. If you are not comfortable with high crosswind componets please get an instructor to help you. In March, April and May it is COMMON to have IFR conditions due to blowing dust. Sustained winds of 20-30 knots are common and gusts to 40+. Our school usually cancels flights when sustained winds are over 30kts. With the wind comes turbulence. The turbulence is most common after 11:30AM. It can be identified by fair weather cumulus. It will be bumpy below the clouds and smooth above the clouds. Turbulence and winds go away as sunset nears. At night time we can get low-level jets with 30-40kt winds 1000 to 1500 AGL. There is usually moderate turbulence where these jets interact with surface winds. This usually happens around 500-800 AGL.

Density Altitude Considerations

Lubbock is at 3282 MSL. DA of greater than 6000 ft are common in summer. This is why we use Cherokee 180s and bigger aircraft. The Cherokee 140 and Cessna 152 do not do well here.

Optical Illusions

At night away from Lubbock it can be very dark. This is true especially to the west about 60 miles and east about 50 miles. There is usually great visibility but night VFR conditions can easily feel IFR


If the winds get to high, PVW is a great alternate because the runways are offset 45 degrees to Lubbock.

17R at Foxtrot departures are not authorized. You can depart 35L at foxtrot.

May 26, 2014, 2:27 a.m.

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Operator Info

6004 N Cedar Ave
Lubbock, TX 79403
806 687 1070
806 687 1072
Hub City Aviation Academy

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