In this edition:
Airside Updates      Administrative Updates

Total July operations fell slightly compared to 2017's count. We will continue to monitor the operations count each month, which he lps us secure funding for future airport projects and improvements.
  • Airport Electric Loop: In an effort to reduce power outages and interruptions to the airport, PEC is installing a loop along Highway 21 as a backup feed for the airport. This should mean fewer surges and interruptions for all our tenants. Work is ongoing which means there will be an increase of movement along Highway 21 and the fence line. All the poles have been installed and crews are wrapping up the underground section near the ILS. The project should be completed soon. 
  • Airfield Striping and Signage: This project was approved in the City's FY 2018 budget. It will include new illuminated sign panels for most runways/taxiways and striping lead-in lies onto Runway 13/31 and other movement areas around the airport. Several vendors are submitting quotes and the new signs should be installed soon.
  • Master Plan: The airport's Master Plan was last updated in 2001 and is being updated to account for changing demand. The Master Plan looks at long-term airport use, anticipated projects, and funding needs over the next 10 years. The consultant has been selected and work to finalize the scope and contract is underway.  Negotiations typically take about a month to complete. The project should begin by the end of October.
  • TxDOT Hangar: The plans for an FAA/TxDOT-funded hangar have been submitted and the engineer is coordinating with the permit department. We anticipate the project will go out for bid in September and construction should begin in October.
Once exact dates for the projects have been determined, we will send out special notices to inform tenants and users of ongoing construction schedules and any associated closures.
Grande Communications is working on their build out plan for fiber internet and voice options at the airport.
If you are interested in getting more information, please contact Stephanie Dentinger at (512) 568-6811 or via email at
Please note, if you call the main Grande number, whoever you speak with will be unaware this project is "in process" and will tell you that Grande doesn't service this area.
Our next AAB meeting will be held Monday, September 10 at 10:00am at the Airport Management offices located at 4400 Highway 21.
Anyone interested in the airport is encouraged to attend! Come by to learn more about what's happening at your airport, meet the Board, and enjoy a free cup of coffee and donuts!

The KHYI Instrument Meteorological Club (IMC) meets the third Thursday of each month at Redbird Skyport at 6:30 P.M.
Their next meeting will be held on September 20. Complimentary pizza and soft drinks will be provided. 
To learn more, or be added to the newsletter list, email Gary White.

Local EAA Chapter 958 meets every 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:00 am, at Redbird Skyport in the conference room.
Meetings are preceded by the VMC club at 9:00 am in the conference room.
Their next meeting will be September 15.  Click here for their latest newsletter.  

For more information visit their website .

The Civil Air Patrol Texas Wing 435th meets the every Tuesday at 6:00pm and is open to members of the public who express interest in joining the Civil Air Patrol.

The unit headquarters is a white building with "435" painted on the door, just in front of the old airport control tower.

Address:  1915 Airport Drive,    San Marcos, TX 78666  
Contact Information: 710-8435

Show your support for KHYI and pick up your free polo today! 

Pictured is the men's polo which we have in large, x-large, and xx-large. We also have a women's version in small, medium, large, and x-large.

Swing by 4400 Highway 21 Monday-Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm.