About Our Facility
APS Texas is located at the Arlington Municipal Airport (KGKY), conveniently located 19 miles south of the DFW airport in Arlington, Texas, midway between the cities of Dallas and Ft. Worth. The location south of DFW Airport allows access to maneuvering airspace clear of DFW arrivals and departures, and provides easy access to the CAE Dallas SimuFlite Training Center.
Home to multiple flight schools and corporate flight operations, the Arlington Municipal Airport is a towered airport under the Class B airspace of DFW. The APS Texas facility is the only airport with two tilt-rotor aircraft conducting regular flight operations. Home to Bell Helicopter’s Flight Test facilities, the only civilian (N-numbered) V-22 Osprey is based here in Texas, on loan from the U.S. military to Bell for flight test activity. Also based on the field is the smaller Augusta-Westland 609 Tilt Rotor aircraft, which aims to be the first tilt rotor aircraft to achieve civilian certification.
Arlington, Texas calls itself home to playing facilities of both the Dallas Cowboys football team (AT&T Stadium) and baseball’s Texas Rangers (Globe Life Park in Arlington). Both stadiums are near the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park and multiple dining choices and hotel accommodations.