Posted on November 11th, 2022
Located in Spring, Texas, David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport serves the greater Houston area. The airport is in unincorporated Harris County, just 23 miles northwest of Houston. Known for its excellent customer service, the airport is also a popular destination for aviation enthusiasts.
DWH opened to the public in 1963 and is known for its diverse mix of aircraft and features a seaplane landing area. It is also home to flight schools, including United Flight Systems and MCJ Aviation. The airport is near Downtown Houston, The Woodlands, and The Galleria. David Wayne Hooks Houston has an FAA Control Tower with hours from 6:00 AM until 10:00 PM, with two asphalt and a single water runway. The longest runway on the field is 7,009 ft. long. A single FBO serves private jets and passengers in addition to the terminal buildings.
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In the 1960s, Charles Hooks built a runway for personal use and constructed the airport’s main terminal building. Today, Hooks Airport is a public-use airport named for Charles Hooks’ son, David.