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Welcome to K & W Aviation!


We are located at:
222 Farrington Ave
La Porte, TX 77571

About K & W Aviation

  • Annual inspections
  • Composite materials
  • Custom Paint and Paint Design: Customers are encouraged to assist with the design and implementation. Of course, K&W will provide a design for you if that is your wish.
  • Fabric Repair or Recovering
  • Major Repairs
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Classic and Vintage Aircraft
  • Experimental and Exhibition Aircraft
  • Foreign Manufacturers
  • Sailplanes & Gliders
  • Warbirds
  • YAK and CJ-6A (have either partially or fully restored over a dozen CJ-6As.)
  • Cessna 150, Cessna 152, Cessna 170, Cessna 172, Piper, Grumman AA5X, Navion, Beechcraft, and all other domestic aircraft.

K & W Aviation, owned and operated by Robert "Bob" Wagstaff, has been serving the Houston area since 1986. K & W Aviation offers complete airframe and power plant service for single engine piston and light twin aircraft and gliders. In addition, K & W offers annual and 100 hour inspections and computer assisted AD research, fabric and sheet metal repairs, and aircraft painting. K & W Aviation serves aircraft owners in the Houston area and customers based as far away as Alaska.

K&W Aviation excels in aircraft restoration with several prize winning restorations. Come to the airport and see pictures of our work.

K & W specializes in owner education. Customers ranging from light twin owners to soaring club members work on their aircraft and learn routine and preventative maintenance under the supervision of AI/IA mechanics Bob Wagstaff and Reginald "Reggie" Julian. Most of K & W's customers have been coming to Bob and Reggie for many years because of the friendly, reliable service. Bob also takes special interest in each aircraft/owner and will travel nearly anywhere to help a customer needing assistance.


During the summer of 2005 and again in the spring of 2006, local residents were treated to the sight of an Antonov AN-2, the worlds largest bi-plane. The owners flew into La Porte Municipal Airport from Alaska and parked their airplane in front of the hanger, dwarfing the Pipers, Grummans, Cessnas and other more common aircraft. When the owners flew to Chambers County Airport across the bay, several local residents, seeing the very large airplane overhead, drove to the airport to take pictures and to see the airplane close up. The Antonov's size was accentuated by the two small airplanes flying in formation with it: a Globe Swift, flown by owner John Cross, and a Smith Mini-Plane, flown by owner Lt. Col. Christopher "Bloke" Maurer, USAF.