In this edition:
Airside Updates      Administrative Updates
Happy Thanksgiving!
This month we spent a good amount of time on our Airport Master Plan studying airfield layout alternatives, ramp modifications, and potential development options for 1,400 acres of airport property. 

At our Open House on November 18, we had a great turnout where over 35 interested airport users, pilots, and members of the community provided excellent feedback on future layout considerations. If anyone that wasn't able to attend would like some information, please let us know. Our consultant, Garver, will also be presenting an abbreviated version at our Airport Advisory Board meeting on December 17.
The prospect of FM 110 becoming a reality in the near future, coupled with the completion of the Master Plan, bode well for our Airport's future. We will be relying heavily on our entire airport community to help make HYI safe, financially sound, and a positive environment for all.
A belated thank you to our Veterans who have honorably served our Country and please say a prayer for the family of Robb Van Eman who went to join his heavenly father in peaceful skies doing what he loved on November 20, 2019.
I am grateful for your continued support of HYI and hope each of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Jim Wimberly 
Texas Aviation Partners

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

On November 6, City Council approved modest rent increases for city-owned facilities as outlined below. The last rental increase was approved in August of 2015. The rates will take effect on January 1, 2020 and new leases will be sent via docusign in early December.
T-Hangars: $225
T-Shelters: $100
Storage Units: $85

If you have any questions regarding your renewal please contact us at (512) 216-6039.

On Saturday, December 7, the San Marcos Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will host a Young Eagles event for local kids interested in aviation at the San Marcos Regional Airport. Slots are available for up to 20 students to participate in the event which includes a 30-minute discovery flight in an aircraft flown by an experienced EAA member. Students can also practice their flying skills on two state-of-the art Redbird flight simulators provided by Redbird Flight Simulations of Austin. Sign up here.  
The event will take place at the Commemorative Air Force hangar which has a museum and aircraft on display. Students will have an opportunity to tour the museum and see the historic aircraft including the famous "That's All Brother", the Douglas C-47 which lead the Normandy invasion on D-Day in 1944.

Launched in 1992, the Young Eagles program has dedicated more than 25 years to giving youth ages 8-17 their first free ride in an airplane. It's the only program of its kind, with the sole mission to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation.

Today, more than 2 million young people have enjoyed a free introductory flight through the Young Eagles program. These flights are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers. 

The San Marcos EAA Chapter, Chapter 958, meets every third Saturday at the San Marcos Regional Airport. For more information about the chapter and the upcoming Young Eagles event, email Young Eagles Coordinators Matt Naylor  or  Dave Falleur  or visit the EAA website: .

Human contributions to accidents have been well studied, but new NASA research suggests the positive contributions of humans to system safety are poorly understood. (Forbes)
Regional Airport Showcases Master Plan (San Marcos Daily Record) .
Please note, Airport Management Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29.  

We will resume normal business hours on Monday, December 2.  Warm wishes for a happy and safe Thanksgiving. 

As always, the rent drop box is available to drop off rent, keys or other small items when the office is closed.   


Our next AAB meeting will be held Tuesday, December 17 at 10:00am at the Airport Management offices located at 4400 Highway 21. Garver will be presenting on the airfield layout alternatives. 
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!

The KHYI Instrument Meteorological Club (IMC) meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 P.M. Meetings are held in the conference room of the airport management offices at 4400 Airport Highway 21. T o 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.
Meetings are held in the conference room of the airport management offices at 4400 Airport Highway 21. Visit their website for more information. 

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: (512) 710-8435  

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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. Unisex shirts available 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.