City of McGregor, Texas

Airport

Barry Lightfoot

Airport Manager  |  Appointed by City Manager

Barry Lightfoot was worked over 20 years in several local municipalities, including Waco, Hewitt and Robinson. He has experience in Code Compliance and Airport Maintenance. In 2017 he joined the City of McGregor as building inspector. Where he is certified as a plumbing inspector and a residential building inspector. When Rob Blanchard retired in 2020, Barry made the move from within the city to the McGregor Executive Airport as Airport Manager.

McGregor provides air access to the area by means of the McGregor Executive Airport. This former World War II training facility was acquired by the city in 1947. It has been the recipient of extensive capital improvements projects  by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Aviation Division with grants totaling in excess of $10 million, which includes grants for the expansion of taxiway and hangar facilities, a grant to install a game resistant perimeter fence and a grant to construct apron area, t-hangar and rehabilitate runway.

McGregor Executive Airport
27474 West Highway 84,
McGregor, TX 76657The McGregor Executive Airport is located approximately  7 miles east of down town McGregor and 7 miles west of down town Waco. The airport has two runways with the primary runway 17/35 is 5,501 in length (lighted) with PAPI’s  and the parallel runway 4/22 which is 3,484 in length. The airport currently has  eleven based business jets and 79 airplanes with 65 T-Hangars / 17 Private Hangars, and available land to construct more in the future.

 

The Fixed Based Operator (FBO) , JAG Aviation, Inc. has a professional staff to accommodate all of your aviation needs from minor to major maintenance repairs, including fuel purchases of JET-A or AVGAS. The 4,500 square foot terminal facility has a pilots lounge, flight planning and weather room and conference room. In addition, located in the terminal is Pegasus Flight School which operates three flight school planes at the airport.

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The airport is also home for JETPRO Texas which is an inventory, management and jet sales company with a 30,225 square feet facility/ hangar.

The McGregor Executive Airport will continue to participate in the FAA/TXDOT Capital Improvement Program to accomplish the City of McGregor’s airport master plan and ensure a safe flying environment with the latest technology designed to assist the air commuting public.

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