Happy 2019 from San Marcos Regional Airport!
Looking back through our monthly newsletters, I'm reminded of all the exciting things that happened in 2018. While you're always welcome to read any of our past newsletters on the airport website, we're working to put together a comprehensive year-end recap, so keep an eye on your inbox.
In our December newsletter, we announced the upcoming airshow and concert event called Cory Morrow's Go Wheels Up! Texas. So far, the response has been one of overwhelming excitement and enthusiasm for an event that we think is long overdue for our beloved airport.
Planning and coordination are in full swing. Each week brings multiple meetings between the promoters, airport management, and important stakeholders like emergency services, airport tenants, and TxDOT Aviation/FAA. As you can imagine, choreographing a three-day event with an anticipated attendance of 30,000 can be tricky but throw in an active airport, and things really get fun!
It goes without saying that from an airport management perspective, safety is our number one priority and Wheels Up has been proactive in making sure safety is weaved into every aspect of their event.
The event website is being updated frequently as airshow, concert, auto show, and food festival vendors sign on, so please be sure to check it daily. There you can also find information on volunteer and sponsorship opportunities.
As event details are finalized, we'll post updates here in our monthly newsletter and on Facebook. To hear about the event in-person, stop by our next Airport Advisory Board meeting (March 11 at 10am at the Airport Management office).
In the meantime, please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. And don't forget to mark your calendars for May 3-5, 2019!
Happy flying,
Cassidy Berenato
Director of Marketing and Business Development

We monitor the operations each month to he lp us secure funding for future airport projects and improvements.

The Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force will be having a "Fly Day" and Open House on January 19th. Living History Flight Experiences will be available for the following aircraft. Click on the aircraft below for their pre-booking link.
Walk ups will be accommodated based on availability! The hangar, museum, and PX will also be open.
The final design for the TxDOT/FAA funded hangar was approved by TxDOT Aviation and will go out to bid January 20. 

The RFP for the hangar construction will be posted on the  TxDOT Aviation website. 

All bids are due and will be opened on February 26, 2019.

Congratulations Redbird Skyport and our Air Traffic Control Tower staff for their overwhelming recognition in this year's FltPlan Pilot's Choice Awards! To see the full list,  click here .  

VAST Concerts & Events today announced that Bret Michaels will headline the Saturday evening concert at  Cory Morrow's Go Wheels Up! Texas, scheduled for May 3-5, 2019 at the San Marcos Regional Airport. Michaels will perform on Saturday evening on the main stage.

Hosted by Texas music icon Cory Morrow, Go Wheels Up! Texas is a high-energy, family-friendly celebration of music, airplanes, exotic automobiles and of course - Texas cuisine! The weekend's concert series, air show, auto show and food festival are designed to entertain spectators from all walks of life.

"We're looking forward to bringing Bret Michaels to Texas and I can speak for all involved when I say that his addition to the concert lineup brings a new level of excitement to the entire weekend," said event host Cory Morrow. "We're looking forward to a tremendous three days in May, and I'm confident that this edition of Go Wheels Up! will be the first of many successful events in the San Marcos area."

Bret Michaels is a multi-platinum global superstar who has turned his passion for music into a multi-faceted brand that encompasses sold-out concerts, TV stardom, philanthropy, entrepreneurship and legendary songs that have sold more than 40 million records worldwide.

Rising to fame as the front man of Poison, one of rock's most iconic bands, Michaels helped define the rock-n-roll scene on the Sunset Strip. Poison's massive success includes sales of more than 30 million records worldwide and numerous hit singles. Bret's equally successful solo career has charted its own course with multiple hit albums, including his latest release, Custom Built, which reached #1 on Billboard's Hard Rock list.

Additional details and tickets for the entire weekend are available at:  https://gowheelsup.live/
  • The Car Show begins Saturday morning, May 4th, and resumes on Sunday morning;
  • Each day, a 2-3 hour airshow will feature solo & team aerobatic performers;
  • The Food Festival runs throughout the entire weekend, showcasing flavors and craft spirits that call central Texas home;
  • Sunday morning kicks off with some of the area's most talented spiritual artists raising the roof at the Sunday Gospel Brunch;
  • All throughout the weekend there will be numerous activities for children & families.
Go Wheels Up! is poised to become a central Texas tradition for years to come. Sponsorship packages are available for local companies interested in promoting their brands to the tens-of-thousands of weekend attendees. Companies interested in participating should contact Jake Clements.

Contact Information: 
Jake Clements 
Go Wheel Up! Texas 
VAST Concerts & Events 
833-2GOWHEELSUP (833-246-9433)  

We were pleasantly surprised by the popularity of our free polos that we decided to try something new this round!
Stop by our office to grab your free San Marcos Regional t-shirt! The front of the shirt features the airport logo and the back features the airport diagram.
We have unisex shirts in sizes small to 2XL. We also have women's fitted shirts in sizes small to XL.
Swing by 4400 Highway 21 Monday-Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm.

The KHYI Instrument Meteorological Club (IMC) meets the third Thursday of each month at Redbird Skyport at 6:30 P.M. 
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.
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:  cc@texhillcap.org(512) 710-8435