May 13, 2015


Tenants review the security fencing plan at the open house hosted April 27.

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CONGRATULATIONS REDBIRD SKYPORT & OUR ATCT STAFF!
 
Each year, FltPlan.com recognizes the nation's top Fixed Base Operators (FBO) and Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCT) with their prestigious Pilots' Choice Awards.

FltPlan.com - the largest flight-planning service is North America - determines the winners by asking over 140,000 active pilots to rank their favorite facilities based on exceptional service.

This year, Redbird Skyport was recognized in several categories. Most notably, Redbird was named the 4th best FBO in the entire nation!

This was the first year our ATCT was recognized, coming in eighth out of every ATCT facility in America!

For a full list of winners, click here.

Please join us in congratulating Redbird Skyport and our ATCT crew!


CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Airfield Construction
Despite the rain, the first phase of construction on Runway 13/31 and Taxiway Juliet is still relatively on schedule. All of the new electrical for the runway edge lights is in place and are almost ready for new fixtures. Excavation for the run-up area on Taxiway Charlie for Runway 13 is underway. This latest extended stretch of rainy days has put pavement work on hold.

Please note that during the duration of construction, the ILS to Runway 13 is inoperable and practice approaches are prohibited.

For a full list of closures and construction details, check out our  Special Notice newsletter from Wednesday, April 1.


Entrance Construction
Unfortunately the extended rain has impacted progress on the entrance construction. Because there is still work being done in the ditch, crews must wait until they have 2-3 consecutive days of dry weather until they can proceed.

Once the rain clears the area, the remaining work on the entrance should take approximately 14 days to complete.
SECURITY FENCING OPEN HOUSE
Thank you to everyone who was able to stop by to check out the security fencing layout! We received great suggestions and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

If you weren't able to make it, feel free to stop by at a time convenient to you and we'll unroll the map and walk you through it!

Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (4400 Highway 21, San Marcos, TX 78666).
HANGAR INSPECTIONS

Fire Marshal Inspections
If you own a hangar on the airfield, chances are you received a letter from the Fire Marshal's office regarding upcoming hangar inspections. The purpose of the inspections is to determine current conditions and are intended to garner a baseline for current and future airport improvements. From the Fire Marshal: "Our goal in this exercise is not for massive sweeping retrofitting of facilities or increased cost potentials. We do, however, need to establish minimum equitable standards for both city and non-city facilities alike."

Inspections will be coordinated by the Fire Marshal's office and will take place over the coming months.

Airport Management Inspections
Concurrent with the Fire Marshal's inspections, Airport Management will be conducting inspections to determine user's compliance with the FAA's Policy on Non-Aeronautical Use of Airport Hangars. Inspections will be scheduled in accordance with individual lease notification requirements.
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APRIL FEATUR ED AIRPORT OPERATOR: 
TEJAS AEROSERVICES
San Marcos Regional is home to a vast variety of top-notch aviation service providers. We asked each operator to fill out a survey and each month we'll feature one commercial operator and some of their responses. 
Name: Tejas AeroServices, L.P.
Website:   www.tejasaero.com
Contact: Mike Van Sicklen
Phone: (512) 392-8553

Employees: 16
Est. at KHYI: October 2004
Why San Marcos: We chose San Marcos because of the location and the availability of a paint facility.

About Tejas AeroServices

Tejas AeroServices specializes in private and corporate aircraft painting and interiors. Founded in September 2004 with four employees, our goal was to be the best quality aircraft facility in the country.


Why should pilots choose San Marcos? 

San Marcos Regional Airport is very well located between two major Texas cities and has outstanding FBOs and other services. The runway lengths and layout are ideal for pilots. 

 

In your opinion, how do the City and surround communities benefit from having an airport?

An outstanding airport is always a tremendous asset to any community. With the airport's location between two international airports, it is a magnet for growth.


San Marcos Regional Airport is professionally managed by Texas Aviation Partners. Visit our website for more information or call (512) 216-6042.