Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport had many improvements made over the past several years and due to its continued growth, currently has several new rental hangers under construction. In November 2004, and automated weather system was added, frequencies: VHF 118.350, Uniform 453.0875. The Airport was named “Airport of the Year” in 2003 by the Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Division. A 24 hour AVGAS, credit card pump system, plus fuel trucks for both AVGAS and Jet Fuel make refueling a convenience. The Terminal Building is designed around a large, roomy lobby and a private meeting room just off the lobby is handy for on-site business meetings. Private pilot quarters round out the facility.
For information, contact the Airport at (903) 885-4911.
Legend Aircraft, a startup aircraft production facility owned by Tim Elliott and Darin Hart, and located at Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport, began operation in early March of 2005, producing single engine, tandem seated aircraft with 100 HP engines, and many other modern enhancements. Models are also available with floating pontoons for water landings and takeoffs. Legend, in cooperation with the City of Sulphur Springs is constructing additional production hanger space in order to keep up with production demands for the popular aircraft.
Phase two involves construction of the runway, including installation of new lighting to provide precision approach lighting for the aircraft. Ongoing improvements include water, sewer and electric areas for land leases. Last year, saw 10 new t-hangars which are owned and operated by the City of Sulphur Springs. “All of the city-owned hangars are full and we have a wait list,” said Sulphur Springs Airport and Tourism Director Joey Baker. “As far as private owned hangars we have leased 22, but we have about 60 aircraft based at our airfield. The airport serves several corporate partners, some who are based in Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County and others who fly corporate aircraft from headquarters elsewhere but staff and operations in Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County. “We’re a full service FDO with respect to refilling of fuel. We have no maintenance on staff but we do try to cater to their needs. And can in fact get businesses to cater to them if they’ll just let us know their in-flight needs”, Baker said.