Close to the Heart of Everything

Meacham International Airport is the city’s oldest operating airport — dating to 1925.

Situated on 900 acres and strategically located just five miles north of historic downtown Fort Worth, Meacham shares a rich history with the City of Fort Worth and is poised for growth as North Texas’ premier corporate and general aviation facility. Within minutes, travelers have access to: Fortune 500 business district, the famous Fort Worth Stockyards, four and five-diamond hotels and restaurants, year-round sports, world-class performance arts and museums, water gardens and much more.

Learn more about the history of Meacham.

Services

Meacham’s current facilities include three full-service FBOs, aircraft maintenance facilities, flight schools, ASOS and onsite rental car facilities.

  • Three full-service FBOs
  • Aircraft maintenance facilities
  • Aircraft painting
  • Flight schools
  • Aircraft charter companies
  • Two museums
  • An ASOS system
  • Onsite rental car facilities
  • Onsite Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting capabilities
  • Instrument Landing Systems
  • 24-hour Air Traffic Control Tower

In addition to these facilities, Meacham is the only general aviation airport in the D/FW Metroplex with a parallel runway for pattern work and flight training which makes it the perfect flight-training airport.

Tenant Directory

Meacham International Airport is home to a variety of corporate, regional and local businesses serving a mix of personal, leisure, military, and business-related travel needs.

FBOs

Meacham International Airport has three award-winning Fixed Base Operators (FBOs). FBOs are airport service centers responsible for aircraft services, such as passenger handling, aircraft fueling, parking, maintenance, charters, rentals, flight training and de-icing. FBOs also take care of ground handling services, like towing and baggage handling, and other services, such as car rentals, hotel reservations and pilot lounges.

The airport also has 72 hangars ranging in size from 1200 square feet to 70,000 square feet with narrow and wide-body aircraft capacity. Click here for more information of hangar space availability.

American Aero 817-625-2366
Cornerstone Air Center 817-625-5700
Texas Jet 817-624-8438

U.S. Customs

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) currently provides on-call services for international general aviation flights at Meacham International Airport. Those interested in utilizing Customs at Meacham Airport must call 972-973-9825 to arrange the arrival time. A minimum of 48-hour notice is required for customs clearance. In a continuous effort to improve airport facilities, Meacham is currently in the process of becoming a Customs User Fee Airport.

Customs aircraft must park on the Customs apron currently located on the western area of Apron-B near the Airport Administration Building. The Customs officer will meet the aircraft there with Airport Operations.

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Management

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Jeff Kloska, A.A.E., Assistant Airport System Director

Jeff Kloska was named Meacham’s Airport Manager in July 2012. In this role, Kloska has responsibility over Meacham, including the management, operations, maintenance, capital planning and administration of the airport. A native of Colorado, Kloska came to Texas in 2009 to advance his aviation career. He spent time in time in airport operations at both Meacham Airport and Dallas Love Field prior to his Airport Manager role. As of 2016, his position was retitled Assistant Airport System Director.

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William B. Welstead, A.A.E., Airport System Director

William B. Welstead was promoted to director of the City of Fort Worth Aviation System in May 2012 after assuming the role of acting director in February 2012. He has full management responsibility for the system, supports the infrastructure services assistant city manager and recommends policies to the Aviation Advisory Board and City Council for the city’s three airports. He obtained his Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) certification in 2017.

For The Pilot

General Information

Location: Dallas/FTW Sectional
FAA Identifier: FTW
Lat/Long: 32-49-11.20 N/97-21-44.80 W
Elevation: 710 feet (surveyed)
Variation: 4.5E (2010)
From city: 5 miles North of Fort Worth, TX
Airport Use: Public
FAR Part: 139 Index Class IV, ARFF Index B (24 hours)
Control Tower: Yes (FAA, 24 hours)

Airport Communications

Meacham Ground: 121.9
Meacham Tower: 118.3
Meacham Clearance Delivery: 124.65
UNICOM: 122.95
WX (ASOS): 120.7 (817-740-3346)

Runway Information

Airport Map Airport Diagram

24-hour PPR for air carrier operations with more than 30 passenger seats. Call Airport Operations 817-994-0653.

Runway 16

Dimensions 7501 x 150 ft.
Surface Concrete, Grooved
Weight Limitations SW: 80,000 lbs.
DW: 100,000 lbs.
DTW: 190,000 lbs.
DDTW: 350,000 lbs.
Runway Edge Lights High intensity
Traffic Pattern Left
Markings Precision Instrument
Visual Glide Slope Indicator 4-box PAPI on right side
Approach Lights MALSR
Elevation 710

Runway 34

Dimensions 7501 x 150 ft.
Surface Concrete, Grooved
Weight Limitations SW: 80,000 lbs.
DW: 100,000 lbs.
DTW: 190,000 lbs.
DDTW: 350,000 lbs.
Runway Edge Lights High Intensity
Traffic Pattern Right
Markings Precision Instrument
Visual Glide Slope Indicator None
Approach Lights MALS
Elevation 674

Runway 17

Dimensions 4006 x 75 ft.
Surface Asphalt
Weight Limitations SW: 12,500 lbs.
DW: 50,000 lbs.
Runway Edge Lights Medium intensity
Traffic Pattern Right
Markings Non-precision instrument
Visual Glide Slope Indicator 2-box PAPI on left side
Elevation 668

Runway 35

Dimensions 4006 x 75 ft.
Surface Asphalt
Weight Limitations SW: 12,500 lbs.
DW: 50,000 lbs.
Runway Edge Lights Medium intensity
Traffic Pattern Left
Markings Non-precision instrument
Visual Glide Slope Indicator 2-box PAPi on left side
Elevation 667

Helicopter Operations

Meacham International Airport is a strong supporter of helicopter operations and encourages use of the airport by all helicopter users. Meacham provides two helipad landing surfaces on the airport’s west side for helicopter practice. Meacham Airport also allows auto-rotation practice landings on Taxiway-B. No skidding landings are approved on Runway 17/35, these are restricted to Taxiway-B. Please call the airport’s management with any questions.