Name: Redbird Skyport, Inc.
Contact: John Koenreich, FBO General Manager
Phone: (512) 878-6670
Est. at KHYI: 2011
Why San Marcos: Location, growth, infrastructure
About Redbird Skyport
Redbird Skyport is a world-class, award-winning, full-service Fixed Base Operation. The FBO features an aviation themed event and conference center, Skyport Galley (in-house cafe and food service establishment), and general aviation research laboratory. In addition to the FBO, Skyport is home to an innovative, state-of-the-art, award-winning FAA Part 141 flight school and FAA testing center.
About Redbird Flight Simulations
Redbird Flight Simulations was established in 2006 with the specific purpose making simulation more accessible to the general aviation industry. Since its inception Redbird has delivered innovative, reliable and high-quality training devices to flight schools, colleges, universities and individual pilots around the world. With more than 1,000 devices in service worldwide, Redbird has quickly become the fastest growing and most innovative simulator provider in the industry.
Why should pilots choose San Marcos?
Great value without compromising quality. San Marcos Regional Airport is ideally located in the growth corridor between Austin and San Antonio. We have a wide variety of some of the best products and services available in the aviation industry (aircraft maintenance, avionics, aircraft paint and interior, fabrication and FBO facilities). As the only official reliever airport for Austin Bergstrom Int'l and San Antonio Int'l, KHYI has everything to attract new businesses and visitors. There is no better value in the Central Texas area than San Marcos Regional airport. We are positioned perfectly between two major metropolitan areas (San Antonio and Austin). We have plenty of room for growth and development without encroaching on those around us.
In your opinion, how do the City and surround communities benefit from having an airport?
An airport is an extremely valuable asset to any community. It funnels money and opportunity into the community that allows for the survival and growth of everyone in that community. It is an essential part of the community that, when managed and developed properly, can drive prosperity, progress and recognition.