The runway is currently
5,005’ x 75’ with new pilot-controlled lighting and PAPI approach lights on
The airport routinely accommodates corporate jets, including all Citations,
Challengers, Falcons, Hawkers and Gulfstreams.
Engineering is already in progress to lengthen the runway to 6,005', as well
as double the aircraft parking area and add a parallel taxiway. Construction
is expected to start in 2013, and most (4,250') of the runway should remain
open during construction.
A&P-IA Mechanic on staff.
The airport is served by three GPS and VOR approaches that provide the best
(lowest) approach minimums between San Antonio and Laredo, and the airport
is slated to receive GPS LPV approaches (250' AGL minimums) concurrent with
the longer runway. The straight-in
approaches to each runway are especially nice.
Airport Security is excellent. Security includes six security lights
and a video surveillance system. The runway and ramp are enclosed by a tall,
deer-proof (resistant) fence that provides good security as well as a safe
aircraft operations area. The airport manager also lives on the airport,
overlooking the ramp, providing an added measure of security.
The Cotulla-La Salle County Airport (KCOT) is well suited for a wide range
of operations due to its location and capabilities, and there is ample
acreage and infrastructure on the airport to accommodate large-scale airport
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The National Weather Service automated weather system on the airport
is a definite advantage for FAA Part 135 air taxi operators and others
seeking enhanced safety. This system provides continuous official weather,
which is reported through normal NWS/FAA channels, over a VHF transmitter on
118.32 MHz and by phone at 830-879-2861.
The Airport Manager will gladly assist to the degree requested, during
planning, preparation and completion of specific flights and/or other needs.
"The airport improvement project (6,005' runway,
parallel taxiway and other improvements) will commence
in late October 2013 and is expected to be completed by
late April 2014. The existing runway will remain open
with a slightly shortened length (4,250'). However,
conditions permitting, the entire runway (5,005') may be
available with Prior Notice and Permission. Call in
advance (830-879-3858) if the entire runway will be
required for your landing or takeoff and we will
coordinate with the construction contractor."