In this edition:
Airside Updates      Administrative Updates
Happy Spring!
 
We're excited to tell you that on March 5,   Go Wheels Up (GWU) received their Special Event Permit from the City of San Marcos for the upcoming airshow and concert! As you can imagine, there are still many small details to be finalized but the promoter, Vast Events, made an incredible amount of progress in a short period of time in order to get this approval.
 
In the newsletter below, you'll find a map of the areas of the airport that will be closed during the event. Additionally, there is a helpful FAQ put together by the GWU team (you can see it on our website here as well).
 
If you're a tenant of the airport, you'll get free access to the event. If you're not, or if you also want some free tickets for your friends and family, please consider   volunteering. Volunteers will receive free admission plus three additional tickets, close-in parking, discount food tickets, and a t-shirt.
 
In other news, we're hosting an airport-wide meeting on Tuesday, April 9 at 2:00pm at the airport management office.
 
We're rapidly approaching the more exciting part of creating the Airport Master Plan - development alternatives. Before the consultant, Garver, submits their alternatives for feedback, we want to hear directly from all our customers.
 
What capital projects are most important and how do you think they should be prioritized? Where do you see the future of San Marcos Regional Airport?
 
We want to hear directly from you. We'll use this time to brainstorm as a group and come up with  suggestions that Garver can utilize as they begin this next phase.
 
We hope to see you all there!
 
Happy Flying, 
Cassidy Berenato
Director of Marketing and Business Development
airside
TRAFFIC OPERATIONS 

 
 
We monitor the operations each month to he lp us secure funding for future airport projects and improvements.
AIRPORT PROJECTS
 
Airport re-striping: This project is ongoing.  Below is a breakdown of the different areas: 
  • Ramp vehicle lane on the ramp - complete
  • Runway 17/35 - expected to be completed by March 29  
  • Runway 8/26 will began March 28 and will hopefully be completed by the beginning of the following week. 
  • Areas to be completed in the next two weeks (weather dependent):
    • Lead-in lines for: Runway 13, taxiways Echo and Foxtrot, City-owned t-hangars
    • Runway 35 run-up box on the ramp
Repairs to T-hangars and T-shelters: Weather has delayed this project, but it is still a work in progress.  We expect it to be completed in the next few weeks. 

Runway and taxiway sign panel replacement: All runway and taxiway signs have been upgraded with new illuminated sign panels, except for Taxiway Echo. Those upgraded panels have been ordered and will be installed soon.
Admin
AIRPORT-WIDE MEETING
 

Thank you to everyone who could attend our Airport Advisory Board meeting on March 11. We always appreciate a good turnout!
 
We wanted to invite each of you to a special airport-wide meeting to be hosted at our office on Tuesday, April 9 at 2:00pm to discuss future airport maintenance and planning.
 
Typically, as part of the Master Plan, the consultant would provide multiple "alternatives" to airport layouts and associated future projects. At that point, these alternatives would be narrowed down to two or three and then presented at an open house.
 
Before the consultant, Garver, begins work on these layouts, we'd like to have an informal meeting with as many of our users and tenants as possible to discuss what the known airport issues are (looking at you, deteriorating ramp), budget constraints, grant timing, and future airport expansion.
 
We want to hear directly from our users. We'll use this time to brainstorm as a group and come up with some suggestions that Garver can utilize as they begin this next phase.
 
We hope that all of you can attend. If you have any questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to reach out.
GO WHEELS UP! TEXAS UPDATE
 
Planning continues for the one-of-a-kind Texas event combining a gravity-defying air show, incredible display of exotic, custom and classic automobiles, food that made Texas famous, and a jaw-dropping live stage show, tickets are now on sale.

The event promoter has received the Special Events Permit and is working on FAA approval.  A full list of event FAQ for Airport Tenants is on our website. Below is a map of all areas that will be closed during the event.  


For the full schedule and to purchase tickets today click here 
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 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.
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.

Please note, because the April meeting would fall on Easter weekend, it has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 27
 
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