January/February 2021 Newsletter
FROM THE MANAGER
A lot has happened since our last newsletter. We started a new year, had an election, a bit of a snowstorm, a GTU Jet team member retired and much more. I won’t bore you by going over most of the stuff we all lived through, but I will talk about the retirement of GTU Jet’s Line Manager Donald Powell. Don retired from the US Army, working in helicopter maintenance and started at GTU Jet as a Line Technician. He was here in the rebuilding phase of GTU Jet, worked long hours, and was always happy to help in any way he could. In 2017, when I took over the General Managers position, I knew Don was the guy I needed to help me manage GTU Jet. His organizational skills and leadership were a true asset to the team and will be sorely missed. Thank you, Don! We wish the best as you enjoy your hard-earned retirement.
Don left big shoes to fill; so big that I had to divide up his duties between three other GTU Jet team members. We are taking the lessons and programs Don left us with and we are going to strive to continue to make him proud.
We are going to try and highlight GTU Jet tenants and/or their business in each newsletter. I will choose from submissions sent to me via email and decide which business to focus on. I'm happy to include a digital copy of a logo for anyone who is a tenant or team member in the newsletter. This is NOT an endorsement of any particular business, just an opportunity to shine a light on a small business.
The birds are back, we continue to make our best efforts to keep things clean but unfortunately Mother Nature will not be denied. We continue to try any method feasible to persuade them to find accommodations elsewhere.
Don’t forget about the upcoming 10th annual car show, February 27, 2021. Spectators are welcome starting at 10:30-2:30. Over 400 cars are expected as well as several aircraft and helicopters.
Finally, please stop by and grab a coffee and cookie. We are always happy to see you! We follow CDC and Texas guidelines regarding COVID. Please maintain 6 feet distance and wear a face mask. Thank you all and as always, its our honor to serve you!
Brad Lamb General Manager
STEPHANIE NICHOLS' CAR & VINTAGE PLANE SHOW
Stephanie Nichols would like to invite you to come experience the 10th Annual Car & Vintage Plane Show at the Georgetown Airport February 27, 2021! Pre-registration is highly recommended for participants in the Car Show. The 1st 400 cars that pre-register will be parked on the tarmac of the taxiway. If you are not among those 1st 400 registrants, you will be on grass parking. Car Show participants will be allowed into the show to park from 8:30a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Trophy presentation will be at 2:30pm. (Rain Date: March 6th) Family, friends, and spectators will be allowed entry starting at 10:30 a.m. This is event is family friendly with food available for purchase. Bathrooms will be available. The event will be following CDC guidelines. Please maintain 6 feet social distancing or wear a mask.
Need your aircraft detailed? Our tenant Wilson Aviation Services offers aircraft and automotive detailing power washing.
Call or text Garrett Wilson at (512) 734-2664 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MASKS MANDATORY IN FBO
Please be advised the FBO falls under the most recent CDC mandate and masks are now mandatory in the FBO. For the safety of our customers and staff we ask that everyone uses hand sanitizer upon entry.
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Capital of Texas EAA Chapter holds its meetings the second Saturday of each month and are currently virtual via Zoom. For more information visit their website.
The North Austin IMC Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:45pm. Meetings are currently being conducted via Zoom.