In this edition:
Airside Updates      Administrative Updates
Happy fall, y'all! (Can you say that when it's still hitting 100 degrees on a daily basis?)
 
Thank you to everyone who joined us earlier this month for our quarterly Airport Advisory Board meeting. I think it may have been our most attended meeting yet!
 
For those that were unable to make it, here's a summary of what was discussed:
 
  • Beginning today, hold short lines will be added to Runway 17/35 at the intersection of Runway 26 and on Runway 8/26 at the intersection of 13/31 to increase awareness and safety.
  • We're looking into the cost of making the following improvements to the City-owned T-hangars: reseal of the roof on the middle row, welding and painting of steel beams, exterior paint and new handles, concrete work on the tracks to make opening the doors easier, and larger/brighter interior lights. The timing of these projects will be budget dependent.
  • Runway 8 minimums will be raised to 1 mile in conjunction with construction of FM 110. This won't happen for another couple of years, but we've started the process.
  • Runway 17 minimums can be lowered to ¾ mile by reducing the height of one telephone pole by 12". We're working with the property owner to make it happen.
  • The hangar on taxiway Kilo (near the airport entrance) is under construction.  We will keep you updated on its progress. 
  • Garver - our consultant for the Airport Master Plan - gave an update on progress. Keep an eye out for special newsletters soon announcing open house dates/times for anyone interested in provided feedback regarding future development.
  • Our beloved Air Traffic Control Tower manager, Billy, has resigned in order to pursue his real passion - flying! Andre will be stepping up as interim manager until a permanent manager is announced.
If there is ever a topic you'd like to see covered, please don't hesitate to reach out. Our goal is to make these meetings as useful and informative as possible because we know your time is important. There is a section for questions and answers at the end of every agenda and we're always happy to visit after the meeting ends. The coffee, donuts, and kolaches are a bonus.

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.
Admin
HANGAR WAITLIST UPDATES
 

Every year or two, we reach out to every person on our waitlist to make sure they're still interested in a hangar. This helps us keep contact information up-to-date and ensures the list doesn't get artificially bloated.
 
If you haven't received an email or phone call yet, don't fret! The list is long and the hours in the day are short so it takes some time. If you want to be of assistance, you're welcome to send Cassidy an email directly to let her know you want to keep your spot and to update your phone number and email address.
 
So far we've been able to delete about a dozen folks from our t-hangar list so be sure to check out the updated list to see where you are now. The same link will take you to hangar application if you'd like to add your own name.
WHAT WE READ IN SEPTEMBER
 
Tennessee pilot Daniel Moore plans to land his Beechcraft Bonanza A36 at 110 airports in a 24-hour period to honor 9/11 victims. Photo courtesy of Daniel Moore.

Pilot honors 9/11 victims by attempting to visiting 110 airports in 24 hours.  Read about his flight plan. (AOPA)

 
Do you know what "IMSAFE" means? Find out here. (Boldmethod)
 
DECEMBER AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
 

Our next AAB meeting will be held Tuesday, December 17 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!
RENT DROP BOX MOVED
 

As a reminder, we have relocated the rent drop box from Berry Aviation's breezeway to our office at 4400 Highway 21 to ensure it is check daily,  
 
The box can also be used to drop off keys or other small items. 
 
Please be sure to label anything you drop here! 
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

 
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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. 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.
CESSNA RESTORATION UPDATE
 

This little airplane was gifted to Greg Hughes by a friend with the understanding that he would restore it. He pledged to him was that he would, and when completed it would be used to offer free and/or low cost flights to deserving children or young adults interested in aviation. 
   
The plane is now about 95% complete but still needs interior installed.  Through the EAA Eagles and Young Eagles programs they will be offering "discovery" flights to children and young adults, with the  hopes of planting the "seed of aviation."  They also plan to offer flights to deserving students who are enrolled in their high school aviation programs (part of the STEM initiative) and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) "You Can Fly" program, as well as those enrolled in Junior ROTC.  Additionally, they will also reach out to Make-A-Wish,  Scouting and other such worthy organizations to gift flights. 
 
After a three year restoration, Lil Angel felt the wind beneath her wings on Aug 3rd. According to her records, it appears that she had not actually flown in about five years. She truly did fly like a little "homesick angel." 

They continue to accept tax deductible  donations here Thanks to all who have contributed to her "resurrection."
LOCAL AVIATION NON-PROFIT MEETINGS

The KHYI Instrument Meteorological Club (IMC) meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 P.M. 
 
Meetings will be held in the Civil Air Patrol building (address below) until a more permanent location can be found. 

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.
 
The location for the October meeting will be announced on their website soon.  Please check frequently for updates. 

 
 
   
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