Dalhart Municipal Airport

Summary

Dalhart Municipal Airport (IATA: DHT, ICAO: KDHT, FAA LID: DHT) is three miles (5 km) southwest of Dalhart, Texas,[1] a city straddling the border of Dallam and Hartley counties in the northwest corner of the Texas Panhandle.[2]

Dalhart Municipal Airport
Dalhart Municipal Airport - Texas.jpg
1996 USGS Photo
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Dalhart
LocationHartley County, near Dalhart, Texas
Elevation AMSL3,991 ft / 1,216 m
Coordinates36°01′21″N 102°32′50″W / 36.02250°N 102.54722°W / 36.02250; -102.54722Coordinates: 36°01′21″N 102°32′50″W / 36.02250°N 102.54722°W / 36.02250; -102.54722
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KDHT is located in Texas
KDHT
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 5,669 1,728 Asphalt
17/35 6,400 1,951 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations22,750
Based aircraft36

The airport sees no airlines.

FacilitiesEdit

The airport covers 1,206 acres (488 ha) and has two asphalt runways: 3/21 is 5,669 x 75 ft (1,728 x 23 m) and 17/35 is 6,400 x 75 ft (1,951 x 23 m).[1]

In the year ending June 25, 2009 the airport had 22,750 aircraft operations, average 62 per day: 75% local general aviation, 25% transient general aviation, and <1% military. 30 aircraft are based at this airport: 80% single-engine, 17% multi-engine and 3% glider.[1]

HistoryEdit

The airport was built by the Army and opened in May 1942 as Dalhart Army Airfield. Initially assigned to Army Air Forces Glider command, while under construction the command's temporary headquarters operated from a tent city in Amarillo.[3]

Dalhart AAF closed in December 1945; the property went to the city. Several remaining buildings have been used as the Dalhart municipal airport.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for DHT PDF, effective 2010-11-18
  2. ^ "City of Dalhart, Texas". Archived from the original on 2007-10-10. Retrieved 2007-11-07.
  3. ^ a b Dalhart Army Airfield Historical Marker

External linksEdit

  • Resources for this airport:
    • FAA airport information for DHT
    • AirNav airport information for KDHT
    • ASN accident history for DHT
    • FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker
    • NOAA/NWS weather observations: current, past three days
    • SkyVector aeronautical chart, Terminal Procedures