Mineral Wells Airport
Mineral Wells Airport is a public use airport located about 3 miles from the central business district of Mineral Wells, Texas, and 45 miles west of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. It is easily accessible from Texas State Highway180 and Interstate 20.
The airport serves primarily general aviation aircraft, averaging about 27 operations each day in 2012, or a total of almost 10,000 for the year. It offers seventy hangars of three types for lease. The airport currently serves as the home of five manufacturers, including three aircraft autopilot manufacturers, and an aviation museum.
The airport is owned and operated by the City of Mineral Wells. Its east side lies in Parker County and the west side in Palo Pinto County. A vital component of the area's economy, it offers all the tools of big airports without the big prices and hassle. The 6,000-foot main runway supports operations by large aircraft, such as the Boeing 737, DC-9 and the Lockheed Hercules C130, as well as corporate jets and other general aviation and military aircraft.
The airport terminal staff offers fast, friendly, helpful customer service and the FBO has been called "the best FBO in Texas." The airport was named "Airport of the Year" in 2007 by the Texas Department of Transportation. Its location and the long list of local amenities available makes it an ideal place to touch down.
Encompassing over 500 acres, the airport was built in May of 1943 by the U. S. Army, with the mission of supporting the nearby infantry training facility, Camp Wolters, during World War II. Later, the camp was renamed Fort Wolters and the Downing Heliport was added to the airport to provide additional space for training helicopter pilots during the Vietnam War. The heliport contains over 30,000 sq. ft. of hangar space, several buildings and 54 acres of tarmac that is available for lease to aviation businesses.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and enjoy the North Texas Hill Country that surrounds Mineral Wells. Explore the natural beauty of our lakes, visit our State Park, hike and bike our trails, bird watch or canoe the bends of the Brazos River.
Public Transit Services
The mission of Public Transit Services is to be a significant influence in meeting the changing transportation needs of Palo Pinto, Parker and Jack County residents. Public Transit Services is focused on serving the collective interest of families through representation, education, advocacy, and transportation services. In addition to providing transportation to the general public, we strive to help families who are faced with extreme poverty and crisis, while encouraging them to turn poverty in to opportunity, and attain a higher, healthier, quality of life. Public Transit Services lends itself to improving the quality of life for others by providing the residence of Palo Pinto, Parker and Jack Counties the freedom of mobility. This allows them the opportunity for employment and self-sufficiency, which might otherwise be impossible.