Texas Flight KDWH
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INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

Texas Flight Aviation requires all rental customers to acquire renters insurance to cover $10,000 of aircraft damage. Proof of insurance is required before keys can be issued.

-Rental Cars Available
-Simulator (AATD)
-Vending Machine
-WiFi
-Loaner Headsets
-Pool Table
-Workout equipment


CFI Rate: $53.00/hr
CFI Ground Rate: $53.00/hr

KDWH

Operator Procedures

Fueling Aircraft

Call the fuel truck on the radio on 122.95 or on the phone at 281-376-5436 upon either arriving back or if you need fuel before taking off. Tell them the aircraft tail number and that it is located at Texas Flight and they will fuel it for you. If it is between the hours of 10:00pm-8:00am, then self serve fuel is available near the north end of the field.

Access to Aircraft

During business hours: Staff will be available to dispatch the keys and aircraft book.

After business hours: If you are using the aircraft after business hours when no staff is present, then the keys and book will be left in the airplane for you.

Returning the Aircraft

During business hours: Staff will be available to take the keys and aircraft book.

After business hours: If you are using the aircraft after business hours when no staff is present, then you will leave the keys and book in the airplane.

Getting Reimbursed if You Buy Fuel Elsewhere

Bring the fuel receipt to the FBO to get reimbursed for fuel. You will only be reimbursed for the current fuel rate at Hooks.

Mechanical Problems at Another Airport

Call the school or any staff member immediately. All repairs will need to be coordinated through the flight school (do not authorize any work).

Securing Aircraft

There are tow bars left in the aircraft to assist with pushing it back into its tie down spot. There are tie downs for the wings and tail.

Caution areas where hangar rash is most likely

There are often a lot of transient aircraft on the ramp. Exercise caution when taxiing past them.

What fuel load to expect and how to change it

Most of the time the aircraft are topped off after each flight. If you require less fuel, let the flight school know in advance so it will not be fueled.

Local Airspace Considerations

Standard Departure Procedures

Most VFR departures will need to fly to either the north, west, or south. Class B to the surface airspaces lies just outside the class D 5 miles to the east. Advise tower of direction of flight before taking off.

Best Way to Get Flight Following

You can either request it from the tower or when airborne. If departing to the south, contact them on 123.8. If departing to the west or northwest, then contact them on 119.7

Local reporting points

There is a small airport called Dan Jones about 5 miles west of the airport. You can use this or highway 249 to readily identify the airport.

Typical TFR considerations

We have 4 stadiums in the Houston terminal area that can trigger a TFR under NOTAM 9/5151 when sports teams are playing. One of them shuts down most of the "VFR corridor" that runs through the city over I-10. This is Minute Maid Park. Check Astros baseball schedules during the season to see when the TFR is active.

Routine radio position reports

When coming in, tower will tell you what distance to report (if any). The local tower has radar and will be able to see your aircraft on the screen with a squawk code when coming in.

Preferred IFR “gates” ATC wants you to file to

Check the terminal procedures publications for preferred routing. Preferred routes exist between Houston to Dallas.

Preferred IFR “gates” ATC wants you to file from

Check the terminal procedures publications for preferred routing. Preferred routes exist between Houston to Dallas.

Preferred VFR “gates” ATC wants you to depart to

ATC will expect you to maintain a certain amount of clearance from the Class B even if you are below the airspace. Plan to take the VFR corridor and extend if your route takes you close to the bravo.

Preferred VFR “gates” ATC wants you to arrive from

ATC will expect you to maintain a certain amount of clearance from the Class B even if you are below the airspace. Plan to take the VFR corridor and extend if your route takes you close to the bravo.

Local Airfield Operations

Taxiway/runway incursion hotspots

The hotspots on the taxi diagram are areas of high traffic. Be aware of the runup area "a.k.a. The Triangle" as there are numerous planes taxiing or doing run ups in that area. The "Triangle" is off of taxiways E, K, and J just north of the sea lane.

Taxiing to the runways

The tower may use the term "The Triangle". This is shown on the taxi diagram plate as Hot Spot 2. The "Triangle" is off of taxiways E, K, and J just north of the sea lane.

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

The ATIS advises you to let ground know you are ready before switching frequencies to tower.

Run up area

Most of the time run ups are performed in the Triangle.

Traffic Pattern Altitude

1000ft AGL unless altitude restriction assigned by ATC.

Preferred pattern entries

Tower will advise based on traffic flow and direction you are inbound from.

Special Cautions for Flying the Pattern

Training is performed in the ATC tower. Clarify any confusing instructions.

Local Flight Planning Tips

Local Hazards

Several 1000ft towers and a farm of 2000ft towers in the terminal area. Most aircraft fly at around 1500ft in the area so be aware of other traffic.

Obstructions

Several 1000ft towers and a farm of 2000ft towers to the southeast of Houston. Also several 2000ft towers between Houston and the coast. Check for obstacles.

How to identify boundaries of overlying or nearby airspace

A good boundary of the Class B airspace (when to turn North) if you are traveling west on the VFR corridor would be at Beltway 8 and highway 290. Remaining south and west of this intersection will keep you out of the class B. Staying above I-10 or slightly north of it (within 1-2 miles) will keep you on the VFR corridor.

Air carrier paths to be avoided

Do not fly into the Class B or fly east more than 5 miles from Hooks airport. Class B starts at 2000ft above DWH.

Best airports to visit in the area

The most well known is Brenham Airport (11R) which has the best $100 hamburger around (only open 11-3 for lunch). There is also a restaurant located on Hooks airport. Another good airport restaurant that is open for dinner is at Texas Gulf Coast Regional (LBX) called the Crosswinds Cafe.

Best sights to see nearby from the air

San Jacinto monument, downtown Houston, Lake Conroe.

Unique weather challenges/microclimates

Thunderstorms are highly prevalent in the summer time. Most of them pop up every afternoon and can be isolated or scattered. During the winter months, heavy fog in the morning with it clearing up in the afternoon

Restrictions which apply to nearby national parks

Avoid low flight near the coast where there are depicted national parks.

Density Altitude considerations

It gets very hot in the summertime. Density altitude can get up to a couple thousand feet on a hot day.

Optical Illusions

Houston is generally very well lit at night with a defined horizon. Leaving the city could be difficult at night as the terrain is featureless.

Nearby Stadiums

We have 4 stadiums in the Houston terminal area that can trigger a TFR under NOTAM 9/5151 when sports teams are playing. One of them shuts down most of the "VFR corridor" that runs through the city over I-10. This is Minute Maid Park. Check Astros baseball schedules during the season to see when the TFR is active.

Traffic flows around local sites/terrain features

Some of the 2 busiest airports in Houston are within 15 miles of Hooks - Weiser (EYQ) and West Houston Airport (IWS). Be aware of their traffic patterns, which are 1000ft AGL at each. Weiser has right traffic for runway 9.

Dec. 22, 2013, 6:08 p.m.


Texas Flight is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews.
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KDWH
DAVID WAYNE HOOKS MEMORIAL AIRPORT
20803 Stuebner Airline Rd; Hangar 29
Spring , TX 77379
832-717-0766
882-717-0724
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