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Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (FTW)

Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (FTW) in Fort Worth, Texas is a medium sized, general aviation airport located approximately 15 miles southwest of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Pilots should also be aware of the airport's proximity to the busy Fort Worth Joint Reserve Air Base, located only five miles southwest. Meacham's current facilities include three full-service FBOs, aircraft maintenance facilities, flight schools, ASOS and onsite rental car facilities. Meacham is the only general aviation airport in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex with a parallel runway for pattern work and flight training which makes it a good flight-training airport. View a printable document of the FTW information found on this Web page.


Know Before You Go

  • Large helicopter presence on the west side of the airport.
  • Two parallel RWYS – 16/34 and 17/35
  • Wrong Surface Landing risk due to closely spaced, staggered threshold parallel RWYs 16/34 and 17/35.
  • Recent change to LED runway lights on RWY 17/35 has caused some mis-identification issues during night-time operations.
  • TWY N and Taxi-lane H (on the east side of the airport) have been recently added to eliminate congestion and complexity while transiting to the FBOs and resident hangars.  Because of these recent changes, there are large areas of unused or closed concrete that may lead to a loss of situational awareness while taxiing.
  • TWY A parallels RWY 16/34 and pilots have been confusing TWY A with the runway.  TWY A has “TAXI” painted on it to help pilots recognize it as a TWY and not a RWY.
  • TWR visibility is limited in certain areas – most notably in the ramp areas from the northeastern FBO to the midfield FBO.  
  • TWY visibility is also limited in the area on the eastern-most ramp near the fire station.
  • Aircraft located in these areas may not be visible from the TWR.
  • Some aircraft, clearing the RWY, are proceeding to parking without contacting Air Traffic Control.  Do not taxi to parking prior to receiving clearance from the TWR or Ground Control.

Below find various FTW-specific information and things to be aware of, as well as general information to inform your preflight planning. This will be reviewed quarterly and updated as needed. This information is to supplement the From the Flight Deck Videos that are produced by the FAA Runway Safety Group. Here you will also find information provided by the local air traffic controllers at the airport where you intend to fly. The information is subject to change. Not for navigation or legal* pre-flight action. Always refer to official pre-flight materials such as, but not limited to, NOTAMs, airport diagrams, VFR charts and airport construction notices for the latest airport-specific details.

FTW Tower Administrative Office
Business Phone 817-740-3300
Open 0800 to 1600 – Monday through Friday

General Links

Here are some links to current FAA information.

Some Advisory Circulars for Reference 

Last updated: Friday, August 25, 2023