Known as Ellington Air Force Base, Ellington Airport is a military and public airport operated by Houston Airport System and owned by Houston. The airport lies 17 miles southeast of the central business district of the city of Houston, in Harris County, Texas. Ellington Airport is called by the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems as a general aviation reliever airport. The airport has three concrete-paved runways. It provides the operations of NASA, the United States military, and some other general aviation tenants.
There are 152 aircraft based on the field of Ellington Airport, such as multiple-engine airplanes, jet airplanes, military aircraft, helicopters, and single-engine airplanes. The major aircraft operations Ellington Airport provides are local general aviation, military, commercial, air taxi, and transient general aviation.