About David Wayne Hooks Airport
In the mid 1960s, Charles Hooks constructed a runway for his own personal use as a pilot. He later added a main terminal and, within a short time, his hobby expanded into a business that was open to the public.
The airport originally opened as the Houston Northwest Airport. President George Bush Sr., then a congressman, attended the official grand opening.
Mr. Hooks eventually dedicated the airport to his son, David Wayne, who tragically passed away soon after the airport's opening. He renamed the airport David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport in honor of him.
In 1989, Mr. Hooks sold the airport to the Gill family. Jag Gill is the owner and operator of the airport as well as of Gill Aviation, the main FBO on the field.