May 2019 Newsletter
FROM THE MANAGER
Happy May! Hopefully everyone is staying dry with all the wet weather. The lakes are full, the ground is saturated, the rain is great for the crops but not so good for the flying community. So, make sure you get in the air when the weather allows. Although the rain may keep some of us from flying, it's always a great opportunity to get in the hangar and get your hands on your aircraft. I've never "met" a plane that didn't need a little attention from time to time. We all know things break and stop working just from sitting and not being used. It's always a good idea to stay fresh or refresh yourself with pre and post flight inspections.
In addition to the weather, we have been watching closely the Runway Rehabilitation Project here at KGTU. We have done our best to keep you as up to date as possible with all of the construction and the changes that have happened throughout the project. We can almost see the light at the end of the runway! It will certainly be wonderful to see the great improvements when it is all finished.
This past month we also welcome two new Customer Service Representatives to the GTU Jet family. Amy Cook and Tryanna Kuck. Amy brings a great deal of aviation experience to GTU Jet from her years as a commercial flight attendant. Trynna's enthusiasm for aviation seems hereditary as her grandfather was a pilot and owned a Piper Cherokee. We'll share more about Tyranna and Amy in the next few months as they settle in.
As always, we thank you for the honor of allowing us to serve you!
Brad Lamb General Manager
PALS AND GTU JET HONORED BY TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
On April 30, Patient Airlift Service (PALS), GTU Jet and others, were honored with a Texas State Resolution in appreciation for all of the lifesaving efforts performed during the Hurricane Harvey relief flights in 2017. Click here for the full video from the House of Representatives floor.
NEW KGTU AIRPORT MANAGER
The City of Georgetown has announced a new Airport Manager. Joe Carney is a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Airport Management from Kansas State University, Polytechnic Campus in 2014.
Prior to his pursuit of an aviation management career, Joe served and retired from, the United States Army as a First Class Sergeant (E7). During his military service Joe planned, coordinated, and supervised installation and management of telecommunications equipment while supervising a staff of 20 personnel.
Joe brings to Georgetown experience in airport operations, business development, budgeting, security, and community engagement, which he gained while working at South St. Paul Municipal Airport in South St. Paul Minnesota since 2014.
KGTU AIRPORT RUNWAY REHABILITATION PROJECT & COMPLETION CELEBRATION
Runway 18/36 will continue to be closed until Sunday, May 26 for grooving and final reflective pavement marking installation.
The entire project is scheduled to be completed by Sunday, May 26. As always, the schedule is subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances. We will keep you posted on any updates to the schedule as they arise.
REHABILITATION PROJECT COMPLETION CELEBRATION
Come celebrate on May 31 at 10:00am the completion of all the recent improvements to the Airport, including the runway rehabilitation, the taxiway improvements and the above ground fuel tanks. Guest speakers include H. Buz Landry, who attended the airport's grand opening in November 1945. For more information visit the Facebook page.
MEMORIAL DAY HOURS
Please note we will be operating at holiday hours of 8:00AM to 6:00PM on Monday, May 27 in recognition of Memorial Day. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday weekend.
FLIGHTBRIDGE TRAVEL MANAGEMENT
As mentioned in our April newsletter, we have recently enhanced our customer services with the addition of the FlightBridge.
If you are not familiar with FlightBridge, it is a platform that allows our customers to inform us of arrival or departure times, request services, reserve rental cars, make hotel reservations, and pay tenant rent.
For more information on FlightBridge click here.
GTU Jet has one office left in Building 4! Conveniently located next to the ATC tower, the available space is 187 square feet, has a shared entrance, restrooms and break area. Give Brad Lamb a call at (512) 869-0900 to tour the space and sign your lease today!