In this edition:
Airside Updates      Administrative Updates
Airport Facilities Repairs and Maintenance
 
As all native Texans know, with warmer temps comes severe weather. A few weeks ago, we experienced a storm that caused damage to several hangars and aircraft on the field.  We worked with City staff and tenants to assist in making repairs, which included reviewing leases and filing claims.
 
This event served as an important reminder.
 
First of all, if your lease states that you're responsible for property insurance (as is required by all ground leases and several facility leases), double check that the policy is current. The City should be listed as an additional insured so that we automatically receive a copy. However, things get lost in the mail, so we try to make frequent calls reminding folks to send in proof of insurance. This is for your protection!
 
If there is ever damage caused to your hangar, please let us know immediately. We can help make emergency repairs until a claim can be filed.
 
Secondly, if you need to make any repairs because of damage, or if you just want to make improvements to your hangar, keep us in the loop. Not only does your lease require prior approval, but we can help you determine if a permit is necessary and if so, we can guide you through the process. Any improvements need to comply with the City's ordinances and building codes and contractors must be approved to work within city limits.
 
We want to be a help, not a hindrance, in any work performed on facilities and we want to make sure nothing causes issues with potential future insurance claims or move-out inspections.
 
Feel free to contact the office at any time.
 
Fly Safe,
Stacey Batch
Director of Operations and Administration
airside
TRAFFIC OPERATIONS 

 
 
We monitor the operations each month to he lp us secure funding for future airport projects and improvements.
RUNWAY 17 APPROACH LIGHTING
 
 
Please note that Runway 17's PAPI is currently out of service.  Repairs are expected to be complete by Friday, August 2.  We will update NOTAMs as soon as it is back in service. 
Admin
WHAT WE READ IN JULY
 
How to conquer fear when an engine fails from  General Aviation News
 
 
 
If you see or read anything you'd like to share, email us!  
SEPTEMBER AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
 

Our next AAB meeting will be held Tuesday, September 17 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!
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FREE T-SHIRTS


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 just received a new shipment, so all sizes are back in stock - unisex shirts in sizes small to 2XL and women's fitted shirts in sizes small to XL.
 
Swing by 4400 Highway 21 Monday-Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm.
LOCAL AVIATION NON-PROFIT MEETINGS

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