Ellington Field
Ellington Air Force Base - Houston, Texas

Ellington Airport Information

11900 Galveston Rd. (Hwy 3) Houston, TX 77034

Approximately 15 miles southeast of downtown Houston, and 9 miles south of Hobby Airport.

Ellington Field - Ellington Air Force Base - Ellington Airport - (EFD)

Opened in 1917, originally a military air field, named Ellington Field, for pilot Lt. Eric L. Ellington

The City of Houston purchased Ellington from the US military in 1984.

Ellington Airport is currently operated by the Houston Airport System as a joint civilian & military airport. A Class IV Airport, Air Traffic Control Tower operates 24 hrs.

The airport currently serves civilian General Aviation, NASA, Civil Air Patrol, Texas Air National Guard, Texas Army National Guard, US Coast Guard

Wings Over Houston, a major flight show, is held each year at Ellington Airport.

Size: 2,200 acres, with 228 acres reserved for military and NASA use.