March 2019 Newsletter
FROM THE MANAGER
The long-awaited Runway 18-36 rehabilitation project is underway. I recently attended the Georgetown Transportation Advisory Board (GTAB) meeting where Public Works Director Octavio Garza gave a report regarding the project. He advised the project started on time and is currently two days ahead of schedule.
Please don't forget the planned closure for both runways is April 8-20. During this time both runways will be closed to address the runway intersection. Helicopter operation will continue. As always, we will do our best to keep you updated with the progress of the project.
In other news, the search for an Airport Manager continues. We have been told that there have been several candidates interviewed for the position and Mr. Garza advises the search continues. He stated he's looking for the right person to fit the team here at Georgetown Municipal Airport. An initial list of candidates was exhausted, and therefore a new search was initiated.
You may have noticed vehicle parking at Building One has been full recently. ATP Flight School has about 35 students and 10 instructors. This is great news for ATP and GTU Jet, but a little more than our parking lot could handle. We have created a new parking area for the ATP students at the rear of Hangar 2. The area has been designated parking for them and has signage indicating so.
If you are flying overnight, please be sure to use the long-term parking area, which is the concrete area on the east side of Hangar Two. This area provides you more space and security for your vehicle by removing it from the public parking area.
As always, we thank you for the honor of serving you!
Brad Lamb General Manager
KGTU AIRPORT RUNWAY REHABILITATION PLAN
Runway rehabilitation project is underway with Runway 18-36 closed. Click here for the timeline of construction and a full list of planned closures as provided by airport management.
Please note, the schedule has changed. Both runways are now scheduled to be closed from April 8 to April 20.
All dates are subject to change and weather dependent. NOTAMs will be issued for the duration of the project.
We will do our best to keep you informed of any updates we receive. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact airport management directly at (512) 930-3666.
AGELESS AVIATION DREAMS AT KGTU
The Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation will be at KGTU on Wednesday, March 20.
The Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization established and dedicated to seniors and United States military veterans, living in long-term care facilities that have always had a burning desire to soar like an eagle. For these "Golden" individuals, they provide the opportunity to experience the thrill of an Ageless Aviation Dreams Dream Flight that includes riding in the cockpit of a Boeing Stearman, the airplane used to train many military aviators in the late thirties and early forties.
Stop by to see some WWII Veterans and a vintage bi-plane. For more information on the program or to donate, please visit their website.
GTU Jet has office available in Building 4 - conveniently located next to the ATC tower.
The available 1,068 square feet is split between 8 offices, three of which are separated into a suite.
Space is filling up fast so make 2019 the year to sign a lease! Give Brad Lamb a call at (512) 869-0900.