In this edition:
Airside Updates      Administrative Updates
airside
TRAFFIC OPERATIONS 


Total August operations were just shy of 2017's count. We will continue to monitor the operations count each month, which he lps us secure funding for future airport projects and improvements.
AIRPORT DRIVE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
 

The City of San Marcos Transportation Department began improvements to Airport Drive near Berry Aviation Thursday, September 20.  The work is scheduled to be completed within the first two weeks of October, weather depending.  
 
Vehicles will still have full airport access and traffic will not be impacted. Please use caution when driving as workers may be present.
 
We are excited as these improvements are another step to making our airport better.  If you have any questions, please call the airport management office at (512) 216-6039.  
TAXIWAY DELTA PERMANENTLY CLOSED
 

As you are aware, we temporarily closed Taxiway Delta in April/May of this year to determine how the closure would impact operations. The taxiway was flagged by the FAA as a "hot spot" due to being adjacent to two intersecting runways and the fact that it does not conform with current FAA airfield design standards.
 
In the interest of safety, Delta is permanently closed.
 
A NOTAM has been posted and lighted barricades are in place.
 
An updated configuration of the airfield will be top priority in the updated Airport Master Plan which should begin in a few weeks.
 
Please give us a call at (512) 216-6039 if you have any questions.
AIRPORT PROJECTS
  • Airfield Striping and Signage: This project includes new illuminated sign panels for most runways/taxiways, striping lead-in lies onto Runway 13/31 and other movement areas around the airport. The new signs have been ordered installation is scheduled for October. 
  • Master Plan: The airport's Master Plan was last updated in 2001 and is being updated. The Master Plan looks at long-term airport use, anticipated projects, and funding needs over the next 5-10 years. The consultant has been selected and the scope of work has been finalized.  The contract is on the October 1 Council agenda for approval and work should begin by the middle of October. 
  • Kilo Development Area (KDA) Hangar: The plans for the hangar have been approved by the City's permit department and TxDOT Aviation's grant department is preparing documents for bid. The RFP will advertised for bids the first week October with construction scheduled to begin the middle of November.
Admin
OSCAR'S RETIREMENT & MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE
 

Please join us in wishing our wonderful facilities maintenance guru a happy retirement! Oscar has been with us for almost 4.5 years and we're sad to see him go but excited that he'll be able to spend more time with his family, playing golf, and watching the Cowboys play! 
 
Thanks to everyone who was able to come by and help us celebrate! Best of luck, Oscar, and don't be a stranger! 
 
In light of Oscar's retirement, we have contracted out the grounds and airfield mowing to LA Landscaping.  They will also be assisting with smaller airport maintenance projects.  
 
M aintenance request procedures have not changed. I f you have a maintenance request, please call Airport Management at (512) 216-6042 and we will arr ange repairs with proper contractors.   
CESSNA RESTORATION UPDATE

Matthew Holliman and Angel Gonzales, both members of the local EAA chapter, assisting Greg. 

Local pilot Greg Hughes continues his mission to restore a Cessna 150 for the purpose of giving back to the community and introducing kids in the world of aviation.  
 
Once restored, Greg will use the plane to offer free and low-cost flights to children as part of the EAA Young Eagles program, Flying Vikings, Make-A-Wish, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and other deserving organizations. 
 
For more information about the project or to donate click here
AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
 
Our next AAB meeting will be held Monday, December 10 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!
HYI INSTRUMENT  METEOROLOGICAL CLUB MEETING

The KHYI Instrument Meteorological Club (IMC) meets the third Thursday of each month at Redbird Skyport at 6:30 P.M.
 
Their next meeting will be held on October 18. Complimentary pizza and soft drinks will be provided. 
 
To learn more, or be added to the newsletter list, email Gary White.
EAA CHAPTER 958 MEETING

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.
 
Their next meeting will be October 20.  Click here for their latest newsletter.  

For more information visit their website .
CIVIL AIR PATROL TEXAS WING 435th 

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
FREE POLOS

Show your support for KHYI and pick up your free polo today! 

Pictured is the men's polo which we have in large, x-large, and xx-large. We also have a women's version in small, medium, large, and x-large.

Swing by 4400 Highway 21 Monday-Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm.