In this edition:
Airside Updates      Administrative Updates
As we near the end of summer, we're happy to report that despite the continued interruptions we face during COVID 19, the airport is starting to see traffic increase. In fact, not just increase - but set records!
 
The month of June saw an all-time high of 7,404 operations.  Not only have we seen this trend continue in July, but with an average of over 270 daily operations, we're anticipating a count closer to 8,000. We assume this is a combination of our flight schools playing catchup and our users deciding to fly the pattern as an escape from looking at the walls at home. Either way - we like what we're seeing! 
 
And speaking of traffic, a new controller has joined the ranks in the tower. David Storey comes to us with over 40 years of air traffic control experience working at locations from West Palm Beach to DFW.  He also managed the Denton and Georgetown towers, so his voice may be familiar to some of you.  Make sure to say hello the next time you hear him on the radio.

Happy Flying,
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. Below are the yearly totals: 

2017 total operations: 66,781
2018 total operations: 59,679
2019 total operations: 63,955
2020 operations to date: 32,189

Please note, these numbers do not reflect operations outside of the tower hours of 7:00am to 7:00pm.
Admin
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

1747 Airport Drive

The City of San Marcos ("the City") is requesting proposals from qualified firms/individuals for the purpose of leasing a hangar and office space at the San Marcos Regional Airport located at 1747 Airport Drive in San Marcos, Texas.  

The hangar is approximately 6,100 square feet with the dimensions of 80 feet wide by 76 feet deep.  The hangar is available for commercial aviation purposes and, in its present condition/configuration, includes office and restroom facilities.  The manual sliding doors have a clear opening of 16.6 feet high and 60 feet wide. 

Proposals are due no later 2:00pm on August 12, 2020.
Agricultural Land Lease

The City of San Marcos is soliciting sealed proposals to be received in the Office of the Purchasing Manager, Building 4, 630 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos, TX 78666, as outlined below: 

Solicitation Number: RFP 220-140 Lease of Land for Agricultural Use at the San Marcos Regional Airport 

Specifications may be downloaded at www.sanmarcostx.gov/eprocurement.  Vendors must register to download information. All addenda, proposal tabulations, etc. can be downloaded at the above site. 
 
Proposals must be received in the Office of the Purchasing Manager, Building 4, 630 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos, TX 78666, no later than August 20, 2020, at 2:00 P.M., Local Time, and will be publicly acknowledged immediately thereafter online at www.sanmarcostx.gov/eprocurement.  As City offices are currently closed, all submissions must be made via courier or U.S. Postal Service. 
 
Award is scheduled for the October 6, 2020, City Council meeting at 5:00 P.M., or any subsequent time thereafter. Questions to this solicitation must be submitted in writing to the City of San Marcos Purchasing and Contracting Division only at vbradshaw@sanmarcostx.gov. Please reference the solicitation number when corresponding. 
AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD SURVEY

In the absence of our Airport Advisory Board meetings, we have been considering other ways to foster more user-friendly communications. 

Below you'll find a link to a very short survey that will help us provide a recommendation to the City. The basic question we're attempting to answer: is the existing Airport Advisory Board Meeting structure the optimum format for open, two-way communication with our users and tenants?

Please give us a hand by taking two minutes to complete the survey and provide your feedback, and thanks for taking the time to support San Marcos Regional Airport.

LOCAL AVIATION NON-PROFIT MEETINGS UPDATES


The KHYI Instrument Meteorological Club (IMC)  has been conducting their meetings via Zoom.   Follow their Facebook Page for more information.   

T o learn more, or be added to the newsletter list, email Gary White.
 


 
 

Local EAA Chapter 958 meetings will be held via Zoom.  Read more in their June Newsletter, or visit  their website  for more information. 

 

 
   


The Civil Air Patrol Texas Wing 435th for the time being has gone to virtual meetings for cadets. For more information, visit their website, email  texhillcap435@gmail.com or call (512) 710-8435. 
 

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