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News Update: 5/11/2013:
More FAA Control Tower Sequester Dancing
Well, the latest news from the FAA says that they'll keep all the Contract Control Towers (like ours) open until the end of the Federal Fiscal Year - end of October, right up there with Halloween.
After that, well, anticipate some dancing around the subject for a while longer. Keep checking those NOTAMS!
DOT/FAA Press Release Here
News Update: 4/8/2013:
In the News!
Fox News 7 was out and about at the airport! Mostly talking about the possible upcoming tower closures. Erik gets interviewed, aircraft mosey about, folks preflight..!
Check in later for further developments! Something's bound to happen!
News Update: 4/6/2013:
More Control Tower Conniptions
The FAA is now delaying turning off the funding for the to-be sequestered towers until June 15th.
How this will affect State and Local funding, et al, is TBD. Here's the latest notice from the FAA.
Stay tuned for further developments!
Check NOTAMs often!
News Update: 4/4/2013:
State of Texas paying for Control Towers
At least for now, the State of Texas is picking up the tab for 14 of the 13 towers scheduled for closure in Texas -- from this report in the Dallas Morning News.
Looks like Texas will pick up the tab until Sept. 30th. After that, well, we'll find out.
Check NOTAMs Daily !
News Update: 3/29/2013:
State of Texas looking at paying for Control Towers
According to this news report in the Texas Tribune the Texas Dept. of Transporation will be picking up the tab on the sequestered towers for the next 90 days.
After that, well, we'll find out.
Check NOTAMs Daily !
News Update: 3/23/2013:
Local FAA Contract Tower Closures
The FAA has listed the control towers slated for closure. The full list, as of this date, can be found here: FAA Listing - Tower Closures
Note that there is some possibility of local governments picking up funding for the towers. If that happens, the tower will stay open while funding exists. The only way to know for sure is to check NOTAM's for your airports.
The FAA News Release regarding the closures is here: FAA Makes Tower-Closing Decision
--- Local towers in Central Texas: ---
HYI - San Marcos (That's us)
BAZ - New Braunfels (just down the Interstate a tad)
GTU - Georgetown (just up the Interstate the other side of Austin)
Other Texas towers on the chopping block that may affect your plans:
BRO - Brownsville - that's South Padre Island
CLL - College Station - Easterwood Field - it's going to be interesting on game day!
CNW - TSTC Waco
CXO - Lone Star Executive in Conroe, listed as Houston
RBD - Dallas Executive - Formerly Redbird airport
SGR - Sugar Land Regional naturally in Sugar Land, listed as Houston
SSF - Stinson Muncipal in San Antonio, in the middle of all the traffic
TKI - Collin County in McKinney, north of Dallas - listed as Dallas
TYR - Tyler Pounds Regional up in Tyler
VCT - Victoria just down south of us enroute to the coast
The closings are scheduled to start on April 7th, but the order and timing after that is currently uncertain.
News Update: 11/29/2012:
KHYI Runway/Taxiway Closures -- Ongoing!
**AIRPORT STATUS UPDATE**
· Runway 8-26 is NOW OPEN!
· Runway 17-35 CLOSED on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st at 10:00am - and is still closed.
· Taxiway “J” between Runway 13 and Runway 17 CLOSED on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st at 10:00am - and is also still closed.
· Finally, Taxiway “J” between Runway 8 and Taxiway “C” REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Again, the NEW closures (Runway 17-35 and Taxiway “J” between RW 13 and RW 17) occurred on Saturday, December 1st at 10:00am.
Please be sure to check NOTAMS on a regular basis!
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News Update: 3/8/2012:
Military Discount !
For active duty military, including National Guard - bring in your Military ID for a 5% Discount on aircraft rental!
News Update: 1/28/2012:
Fleet Aircraft Weight & Balance Calculators
Now available from the 'Our Fleet' page! Each aircraft now has a link to its very own W & B calculator page
San Marcos (KHYI) Radio Frequencies:
Other useful frequencies and info:
Austin Approach: 119.0
Berry Aviation FBO: 131.150
Berry Aviation FBO Telephone: (512) 353-2379
ATIS/AWOS Phone Line: (512) 353-8005
Control Tower Phone: (512) 392-5514
Control Tower / Class D Airspace active from 07:00 to 19:00 Local Time.
AWOS available by telephone at (512) 373-8005 from 19:00 to 07:00 Local Time.