Ellington Airport was acquired by the City of Houston in 1984 and now supports the operations of the United States military, NASA, and a variety of general aviation tenants. The airport is home to the annual Wings Over Houston Airshow and is also the place where many of the astronauts from the world-renowned Johnson Space Center receive their ongoing space training.
Ellington Airport is also home to the Houston Spaceport, the nation's 10th commercial spaceport.
|Runway Number||Length (ft)||Category|
|17R/35L||9,001 feet by 150 feet||ILS Cat I|
|4/22||8,001 feet by 150 feet||ILS Cat I|
|17L/35R||4,609 feet by 75 feet||General Aviation|
Navigational aids and other FAA-operated facilities which include:
- 24hr air traffic control tower
- FAR 139 Class IV Airport
- ARFF Index A
- 24 hour Air Traffic Control
- Ground Frequency 121.60
- Tower Frequency 126.05
- ATIS 135.575
- ATIS Phone Number 713-847-4430, -4431 or -4432
Latitude 29° 36'26'' (29.607333) Airport Reference Point Latitude 29° 36' 26.4"
Longitude 95° 10' (-95.158750) Airport Reference Point Longitude 95° 09' 31.5"