The Plainview-Hale County Airport serves general and corporate aviation, providing full-service amenities, aviation fuel, hangar rental and aircraft maintenance. The Airport is owned jointly by Hale County and the City of Plainview, which have created the Plainview-Hale County Airport Board for the administration, regulation, and maintenance of the Airport. The Airport is situated in the south-central Texas panhandle and is located just outside the Plainview City Limits and is approximately one mile south of the Central Business District (CBD). Plainview is the county seat of Hale County and is located approximately 47 miles north of Lubbock and approximately 76 miles south of Amarillo.
The Airport has two runways, 4/22 and 13/31. Characteristics of these facilities include:
- Length and Width: 6,002 feet by 100 feet. Intersected by Runway 4/22 approximately 2,160 feet southwest of the Runway 22 threshold.
- Pavement: Asphalt. The runway has a gross weight bearing capacity of 34,500 pounds single wheel and 46,000 pounds dual wheel main landing gear configuration.
- Lighting and Marking: Medium Intensity Runway Lights (MIRL) and standard nonprecision runway markings.
- Visual and Electronic Landing Aids: Visual landing aids include four-light Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI) located on the left-hand side of both runways and Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL) are located at both runway ends.
- Runway 4 has a VOR Approach and an RNAV/GPS Approach.
- Runway 22 has a RNAV/GPS Approach.
- Length and Width: 4,000 feet by 75 feet. Intersects Runway 4/22 approximately 1,940 feet southeast of Runway 13.
- Pavement: Asphalt. The runway has a gross weight bearing capacity of 16,500 pounds single wheel main landing gear configuration.
- Lighting and Marking: Medium Intensity Runway Lights (MIRL) and standard non-precision runway markings.
The airport has a fly automated AWOS weather station. A Unicom frequency allows plane to plane communications and airport advisory. A remote RCO allows aircraft to communicate directly with Lubbock Approach while on the ground in Plainview, greatly simplifying IFR procedures during instrument conditions.
There are two landside development areas at the Airport, referred to as the north development area and the south development area. Facilities found in the areas include FBOs, T-hangars, conventional hangars, aircraft parking aprons, tie-downs, fuel storage and dispensing facilities, and a terminal building.
Average Annual Airport Activity
Airport management has indicated there are 67 based aircraft on the field. Of those, 54 are small single-engine aircraft, 2 are large single engine turboprops, 10 are twin engine, and 1 is a jet.
Annual traffic operations consist of the following:
- Local traffic movements are approximately 3,500 per year.
- Transit traffic movements are approximately 3,000 per year
- Fuel sales at the Airport are estimated at 165,000 gallons per year.