In this edition:
Airside Updates      Administrative Updates
As I sit down to write this, it is one of the first beautiful weather days we've had in about a week and the air traffic feed on has been exceptionally active. I almost forget for a moment that this isn't a normal day.
It goes without saying that the past several weeks have been bizarre, troubling, and scary for many. I know I am not alone in feeling overwhelmed in digesting information related to COVID-19 as it changes on an hourly basis.
Since many of you are trying to balance working from home, homeschooling children, and waiting in line at the grocery store, I'll attempt to keep this brief.
  • By now you have hopefully seen the press release from Go Wheels Up! Texas and AOPA regarding the postponement of the May airshow. The full press release is below. While a new date has not been chosen, we continue to work closely with both organizations and are hopeful that the show will indeed go on at some point in the not-too-distant future.
  • The airport is considered critical infrastructure and we plan to stay open for the foreseeable future. Please note that the City has prohibited gatherings of 10 or more people.
  • For now, each commercial operator on the airfield will make their own decision regarding their hours of operation and procedures. As of today, the Commemorative Air Force is closed to the public through April 4. Berry Aviation's FBO has reduced operating hours to 7:00am to 9:00pm (previously 6:00am to 10:00pm) but are still available for after-hours calls.
  • While we (airport management) are here during the week as usual, we have closed our office to the general public. As always, you can reach us via phone or email.
  • The air traffic control tower will continue to operate from 7:00am to 7:00pm daily.
If anything changes, we will attempt to update you as quickly as possible via our newsletter and on social media. In the meantime, we ask that you continue to monitor the City's COVID-19 Information and Prevention website. Additionally, please practice social distancing whenever possible.
Stay safe and healthy,
Cassidy Berenato
Director of Marketing and Business Development

Contact: Jennifer Non


FREDERICK, MD, March 16, 2020− Given the rapidly evolving situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) recommendation to avoid large gatherings, and out of an abundance of caution for our members, attendees, vendors, and staff, Go Wheels Up! Texas and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) have decided to indefinitely postpone Go Wheels Up! Texas and the AOPA Fly-In scheduled for May 29 and 30 in San Marcos, Texas.
Go Wheels Up! Texas and AOPA will be working together to consider an alternate date to hold the co-located event either later in 2020 or in 2021.
Unfortunately, with the growing concern over a widespread outbreak, AOPA and Go Wheels Up! Texas believe we all must do our part to contain the virus by limiting travel and interactions to reduce everyone's risk of exposure and potential strain on the healthcare system.
The AOPA fly-ins in Casper, Wyoming, and Rochester, New York, planned for June 19-20 and September 11-12, respectively, will occur as scheduled. However, we encourage pilots to monitor AOPA media channels for updates. We appreciate your continued support as we all navigate these uncertain times together.
For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on aviation events, please visit this page.
Since 1939, AOPA has protected the freedom to fly by creating an environment that gives people of all ages the opportunity to enjoy aviation and all it has to offer. AOPA is the world's largest community of pilots, aircraft owners and aviation enthusiasts with representatives based in Frederick, Md., Washington, D.C., and seven regions across the United States. The association provides member services including advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels, legal services, flight training, and safety programs, and award-winning media. AOPA specializes in making aviation more accessible to everyone. To learn more, visit
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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: 11,384

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

The KHYI Instrument Meteorological Club (IMC) will not meet due to the need to keep social distance.  

T o learn more, or be added to the newsletter list, email Gary White and like their Facebook Page   


Local EAA Chapter 958 has cancelled all future meetings at this time.  Read more in their March Newsletter, or visit  their website  for more information. 



The Civil Air Patrol Texas Wing 435th has postponed all upcoming meetings until May 11.  For more information, visit their website, email or call (512) 710-8435. 


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