Sept. 6, 2017

As the business aviation community takes part in relief flights to areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey, operators should review the following information to ensure flights are conducted safely and to make resources reach the people who need them most.

Airport and Airspace Information

The FAA has issued multiple TFRs covering a large portion of the Houston and nearby airspace: 7/3416, 7/3988 and 7/4182, as well as 7/4070 for Beaumont Texas Airport (KBPT) airspace. Flight operations are permitted, as long as the operator has been issued a transponder code. IFR flights and VFR flights utilizing flight following will already have a code and should have no airspace issues flying into the affected region. Other operations should coordinate access to the TFR by calling local FAA airspace coordinators at 512-782-1313 or 512-782-5447.

Required reroutes may be issued to route traffic around Houston Center (ZHU) and for traffic into other airports within ZHU. These reroutes will be issued, cancelled and amended as needed depending on traffic volume and staffing levels at the facilities. NBAA strongly recommend that operators review current airport and airspace NOTAMS for the latest information on current airport conditions.

Collection of Relief Supplies

The following airports has been established as a relief supply collection centers. To provide updated information to NBAA about additional airports, please contact NBAA’s Doug Carr at
Conroe North Houston Airport (KCXO)

Relief supply missions should coordinate with Mike Barksdale at 936-689-1689 to ensure his team is available to meet your aircraft to offload supplies. Supplies will be stored in hangar 25 for local distribution. View the KCXO facilities map.
Houston Hobby Airport (KHOU)

Million Air Houston has a large truck donated to by Gallery Furniture to collect supplies for distribution. There will be staff on-site 24 hours to move supplies to the truck for delivery to shelters, Red Cross and churches. For more information, ontact Million Air’s Sandy Nelson at or call 713-640-4013 or cell at 832-435-0362.

General Relief Needs

The following supplies have been requested by local charity organizations.

Food and Kitchen Items:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned meat/protein
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Canned stews, soups, chilies
  • Dry cereal
  • Easy-to-open snacks
  • Baby formula
  • Fruit cups
  • Bottled water
  • Gatorade
  • Other ready-to-eat food items
  • Paper plates

Personal Care:

  • Tooth brushes/toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Baby wipes/diapers
  • Adult diapers
  • First aid kits

Cleaning Supplies and Tools:

  • Buckets
  • Mops
  • Brooms
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Clorox wipes
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bleach
  • Rubber gloves
  • Work gloves
  • Cleaning liquids
  • Empty spray bottles
  • Face dust/particle masks
  • Large trash cans
  • Trash bags/contractor bags
  • Moving boxes
  • Plastic storage totes
  • Tarps
  • Shovels
  • Rakes
  • Battery operated fans
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Chainsaws
  • Pole saws
  • Tree trimmers
  • Clippers and trimmers
  • Skill saws
  • Chop saws
  • Hammers
  • Pliers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Wire cutters
  • Drivers and drills
  • Drywall screws
  • Generators
  • Extension cords
  • Batteries
  • Duct tape
  • Ice chests
  • Canopies for shade

Animal Supplies:

  • Cat food
  • Dog food
  • Collars and leashes

Clothing and Linens:

  • Kids/adult underwear/undergarments
  • Kids/adult socks
  • Sweatsuits
  • Blankets
  • Bed sheets
  • Pillows
  • Towels


  • Gas Cards
  • Gift cards – Grocery, Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Lowes