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3001 Aviation Way, Brenham, TX 77833 | 979-337-7230

For questions regarding airport development and airport management, please contact:
Interim Airport Manager: Jim Halley - 979-337-7232

Airport Operations Manager: David Kappelmann - 979-337-7245

Quick Links: Airport Technical Information | Airport History | Airport Master Plan


Technical Specification Airport information:

FAA Identifier: 11R
Lat/Long: 30-13-08.400N / 096-22-27.400W
Elevation: 208 ft. /93.9 m (surveyed)
Variation: 06E (1985)

Airport Communications:

CTAF/Unicom: 123.07
WX AWOS-3: 121.12 (979 836-2303) * APCH/DEP Service Provided by Houston ARTCC on Freqs 134.3

Nearby Radio Navigation Aids:
VOR radial/distance VOR name Freq VAR 
TNV r248/16.9  Navasota VORTAC 115.90  08E 
IDU r024/18.6  Industry VORTAC  110.20  08E 
CLL r166/23.2  College Station VORTAC  113.30  08E 
ELA r347/33.6 Eagle Lake VORTAC  116.40 08E 


Runway Information:
Runway 16/34
Dimensions: 6003 x 75 ft. / 1830 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
  Runway 16 Runway 34
Elevation 317.7 ft. 250.4 ft. 
Traffic Pattern  Left Left 
Runway Hdg 164 magnetic, 171 true 345 magnetic 351 true 
Markings non-precision, in good cond. Non-precision, in good cond. 
Visual Slope Indicator 2 lt. PAPI on Left  4 lt. PAPI on Left 
Runway end identifier lights yes yes 

(3.50 Degrees glide path)
RWY 16: Obstruction 28 ft. Tree 900 ft. from rwy., 238 ft. right of centerline, 25:1 slope to clear
RWY 34: Obstruction 33ft. tree, 860 ft. from rwy., 340 ft. right of centerline, 20:1 slope to clear



Airport History

Construction on the Brenham Municipal Airport began in 1964, after the City purchased over 173 acres off Old Independence Road, just west of FM50. Initial construction included a runway, apron, taxiway, and entrance road to the terminal area. Runway lighting, pavement markings, rotating beacon, lighted wind cone, and perimeter fencing were also added. Funds for the airport were equally provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the City. In early 1965, the terminal and hanger building were added.

As the aviation industry has grown, so has the Municipal Airport. Improvements over the years include runway and apron extensions and reconstruction, new lights, and hangars. Again the majority of the funding was provided by the FAA through its Airport and Airway Improvement Program. In 1993, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) capital improvement program, the west edge of the original runway was reconstructed. In 1996, the taxiway and apron were overlaid as part of TxDOT's CIP project.

In 1997, the City was approached by an individual who wanted to build a larger corporate hangar. The City put in a taxi-lane toward the north end of the runway, and the first corporate hangar was built. To date, there are seven corporate hangars located at the airport; all are privately owned and have ground leases with the City.

In late 1999, the City applied for a Terminal Building Grant from TxDOT. In October 2001, the construction of a new terminal began. The terminal building project cost over $650,000, with TxDOT covering $300,000 of that expense. The new terminal includes an office for the fixed-based operator (FBO), a pilot lounge and rest area with restroom and shower facilities, and a pilot workroom where they can check the weather and file flight plans. As part of an agreement with the FBO, a restaurant was included in the terminal construction. The Southern Flyer, a 50's style restaurant, received the "Best of the Best" Award by the $100 Hamburger, a national publication for many years. The Southern Flyer Diner closed in August 2020 and The Airport Diner opened in December of 2021 and closed in December 2022. Plans are to reopen the Diner in the near future.

The development history of the Airport reflects two important factors governing the evolution of the facility. First, the growth of the airport has been steady, with the timing of the major development projects generally occurring in regards to the specific aviation needs of the area. The second important factor is the City's willingness to participate in the growth by providing the financial support necessary to fund development.

For additional information about the airport, please contact Jim Halley at 979-337-7232