January/February 2020 Newsletter
FROM THE MANAGER
Well it's a new year with endless possibilities and we are looking forward to a banner year. I want to thank all of you for supporting us and an allowing us the honor of serving you. The team at GTU Jet is driven and dedicated to providing you the highest standard of service. We always train, learn, research and acquire the latest best practices to provide you the safest and most efficient service possible.
We have some wonderful upcoming events at the airport. As you will find in this newsletter, Stephanie Nichols' 9th Annual Car & Vintage Plane Show is happening on February 29. New this year is a parachute team, parachuting in at the begging of the show with the US flag while the national anthem is being played - should be spectacular. Also new this year with be a fully restored B-17 Flying Fortress and a P-51 Mustang. The Devil Dog B-25 will also be in attendance, looking better than ever!
We are also proud to be supporting TANGO Flight aviation program. They will be hosting their fundraiser called WINGDING on Friday, April 4th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. I will have more on that in the next newsletter as it gets closer.
Taxiway lighting construction is underway and appears to be going well. Several NOTAMs are being activated and/or changed often. Please be sure to check often so you are aware of any changes.
As always, thank you for allowing us the honor of serving you.
Brad Lamb General Manager
KGTU TOWER SURVEY
Tower Manager, David Storey, has sent out a survey to Airport users to assist in providing the best service possible. Please complete the User Satisfaction Survey and return it to the Tower via email at GTU@RVAINC.com, fax to 512-868-3590, or drop it off at the Terminal Building.
CAR & PLANE SHOW
Come out to see classic, exotic, hot rod and specialty vehicles along with war-birds on static display. The Devil Dog, a B-25, will be offering rides the day of the show for a fee.
Spectator start time is 10:30am. Spectators are not charged an entry fee, but donations to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas (EFCST.org) are greatly appreciated. We will have golf carts to help assist seniors and those with disabilities get to & from the parking area. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
TANGO FLIGHT WINGDING: FLY-IN OR DRIVE-IN
Tango Flight is a high school class that provides students with the tools to build and fly a two-seat airplane over the course of a school year. Students learn about aviation and aerospace engineering as they work with local businesses. Students can even earn college credit.
Join us for an evening of food, drinks, music, learning and fun to support Tango Flight. April 3, 2020 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at Georgetown Municipal Airport (KGTU).
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Ticket includes admission to the event, dinner, beer and wine, and a donation to Tango Flight.
TENANT HIGHLIGHT: UTILITY AVIATION
Brunner Aero's subsidiary, Utility Aviation Inc., provides cost-effective, safe and reliable services to support on-demand aviation needs. From mudslides to power lines, UAI's fleet of rotary and fixed wing aircraft support air transportation requirements in the most challenging environments.
Utility Aviation has three helicopters and performs a variety of services including wildlife management, supply delivery, and firefighting support services. For more information, visit the Brunner Aerospace website and like their Facebook page.
GTU Jet has 2 offices available in Building 4! Conveniently located near the ATC Tower, the available space has a shared entrance and breakroom. Give Brad Lamb a call at (512) 869-0900 to tour the space and sign your lease today!
GTU RUNWAY SAFETY ACTION TEAM MEETING
From the Air Traffic Controllers at Georgetown Municipal Airport:
Runway incursions remain a serious concern nationally. One important component of KGTU's ongoing efforts to improve surface safety at GTU Airport involves conducting a Runway Safety Action Team (RSAT) meeting at least once each year. In conjunction with airport management, the RSAT will be holding a meeting on December 18, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the terminal conference room.
The purpose of this RSAT meeting is to unite those individuals and organizations that are actively involved in air traffic operations and movement of aircraft, vehicles and equipment on the Airport Operations Area (AOA). Participants are asked to help develop recommendations and solutions to enhance surface safety. Those recommendations serve as the foundation for a site-specific Runway Safety Action Plan.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the name, organization (if applicable), phone number and email address of those who will be attending.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact David Storey at (512) 868-3580.
EAA 187 MEETING AT KGTU
Did you know that the Capital of Texas EAA Chapter 187 hosts their meeting at KGTU? Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month at 500 Terminal Drive (the main terminal building). For more information visit their website.