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City of Brownwood - Regional Airport

Brownwood Regional Airport is a City owned facility that strives to provide quality service to the aviation community and promote aviation through education and local economic growth.

The Brownwood Regional Airport is located approximately 5 miles north of Brownwood, off of US 183.  The address is 6251 Airport Rd, Brownwood, TX 76801.

Overnight hanger facilities and tie downs are available.
the terminal building has a passenger lounge, pilot lounge
conference room. Weather briefing room and vending machines.
Rental cars and crew cars are also available .
Full service FBO with 100LL and Jet A, 24hr self serve 100LL and for after hours Jet A .
Call 325-642-0868. You can check our fuel prices at or feel free to call 325-643-1482.


Hangar Space for Lease... .
Contact: Airport Manager at: 325-643-1482 or email  for more information.

 Events Survey Airport Photos

La Pistolera
1950: RAAF
1958: numerous owners, open stored '61-'67
1976: VH-UFO, Australia -attempted restoration with Rolls-Royce Dart turboprop, later stored
1995: Shipped to USA (World Jet Inc.)
1996: Rebuilt as TF at Square One Aviation in Chino (Frank Borman)
2006: (Rod Lewis) "La Pistolera"


Glacier Girl
On July 15, 1942, a flight of six P-38s and two B-17 bombers, with a total of 25 crew members on board, took off from Presque Isle Air Base in Maine headed for the U.K.  What followed was a harrowing and life-threatening landing of the entire squadron on a remote ice cap in Greenland. (See photo of downed P-38 from the "Lost Squadron.")  Miraculously, none of the crew was lost and they were all rescued and returned safely home after spending several days on the desolate ice.


P-38 Lightning -
Before Glacier Girl, Lefty Gardner's "White Lightnin'" was arguably the most famous flyable P-38 in America. People would make a point to attend vintage air shows just so they could see her.Sadly, on June 25, 2001, lightnin' struck the earth...and this time the lightnin' was white and the damage was bad.This section of our website is dedicated to Lifetime Association Member, Marvin L. "Lefty" Gardner and his beautiful plane, "White Lightnin'," (P-38L-5, SN #44-53254) who we all hope will one day fly again.

And she did.



Runway Information

Runway 17/35

Dimensions:  5599 x 100 ft. / 1707 x 30 m
Surface:  asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel:  30000 lbs
Runway edge lights:  Pilot Controlled
  RUNWAY 17    RUNWAY 35
Latitude:  31-48.113133N   31-47.189833N
Longitude:  098-57.304717W   098-57.292617W
Elevation:  1384.3 ft.   1370.1 ft.
Gradient:  0.3   0.3
Traffic pattern:  left   left
Runway heading:  171 magnetic, 179 true   351 magnetic, 359 true
Markings:  nonprecision, in good condition   nonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator:  4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)    
Approach lights:  MALS: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system    
Touchdown point:  yes, no lights   yes, no lights
Instrument approach:  LOCALIZER    
Obstructions:  48 ft. trees, 1800 ft. from runway, 33:1 slope to clear   23 ft. trees, 983 ft. from runway, 227 ft. left of centerline, 34:1 slope to clear

Runway 13/31

Dimensions:  4596 x 100 ft. / 1401 x 30 m
Surface:  asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel:  25000 lbs
Runway edge lights:  Pilot Controlled
  RUNWAY 13    RUNWAY 31
Latitude:  31-47.838817N   31-47.309383N
Longitude:  098-57.817167W   098-57.182150W
Elevation:  1380.2 ft.   1372.1 ft.
Gradient:  0.2   0.2
Traffic pattern:  left   left
Runway heading:  126 magnetic, 134 true   306 magnetic, 314 true
Markings:  basic, in good condition   basic, in good condition
Touchdown point:  yes, no lights   yes, no lights
Obstructions:  19 ft. tree, 1057 ft. from runway, 45:1 slope to clear   41 ft. trees, 1265 ft. from runway, 250 ft. left of centerline, 25:1 slope to clear


FAA Identifier:  BWD
Lat/Long:  31-47-37.0400N / 098-57-23.3830W
31-47.617333N / 098-57.389717W
31.7936222 / -98.9564953
Elevation:  1387 ft. / 422.8 m (surveyed)
Variation:  08E (1980)
From city:  5 miles N of BROWNWOOD, TX
Zip code:  76802

Airport Operations

Airport use:  Open to the public
Sectional chart:  SAN ANTONIO
Control tower:  no
NOTAMs facility:  BWD (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance:  0700-2100
Wind indicator:  lighted
Segmented circle:  yes
Lights:  DUSK-DAWN
ACTVT MIRL RYS 13/31 & 17/35 AND MALS RY 17 - CTAF.
Beacon:  white-green (lighted land airport)

Airport Communications

WX AWOS-3:  118.325 (888-297-9399)
WX AWOS-3 at MKN (20 nm E):  118.575 (323-356-7032)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance    VOR name    Freq    Var
BWDr172/5.9   BROWNWOOD VOR/DME   108.60   08E

NDB name    Hdg/Dist    Freq    Var    ID
COLEMAN   090/23.1   385   07E   COM  -.-. --- --
OLD RIP   185/37.0   410   07E   OIP  --- .. .--.