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SPICEWOOD AIRPORT
T HANGAR and HANGAR SPACE FOR RENT
Just 25 miles west of Austin nestled next to Lake Travis

T hangars @$400/month
Common hangar space at $300/month
Hangars for sale...own your own!
More info:  www.spicewoodairporthangars.com
Contact:  Dana J. Martin, Airport Manager at 88R
Cell: (512) 789-1221

TXAA 2015 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Mark your calendars for January 14, 2015

Social Hour at 5:00 PM - Meal at 6:00 PM - Meeting at 7:00 PM
The venue will be the Catfish Parlour (South location) which is conveniently located on 4705 East Ben White (Hwy 71) in Austin, Texas.  Fun for all!!
Website:  http://catfishparlour.com/south-austin.html
New officers elected ~ The year in review ~ Special Guest Speaker TBA
Not a member? No Problemo! Simply show up and join! Or click the JOIN/RENEW TXAA link in the left column of this page!
See you there!!


Texas Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed November 2014 to be Aviation Appreciation Month.  General aviation and commercial aviation supports hundreds of thousands of jobs. The 51,000 certified pilots and more than 19,400 active aircraft flying the Texas skies contribute $59.5 billion to our economy.  To receive a hi-rez copy of this proclamation (sans watermark), send request to info@txaa.org . . . read more

Houston Executive Airport Announces Opening A New Air Traffic Control Tower
BROOKSHIRE, TX -- (September 3, 2014) – Houston Executive Airport (HEA) has announced the opening of a new air traffic control tower beginning October 1, 2014 ... read more

A Mustang Named Pecos Bill
July 15, 2014
"Pecos Bill” is a name that would have been familiar to many in the 1940s. It was the name of a popular but fictional cartoon cowboy of the old west, created by the writer Edward O’Reilly in the 1920s. Supposedly raised by coyotes, the famous cowboy hailed from Pecos, Texas, hence his name. It was the sort nickname that could easily translate to a young pilot and his steed in wartime, especially if that steed was a P-51D Mustang ... read more

32nd Annual Texas Aviation Conference
April 9-11, 2014



Sheraton Dallas Hotel
400 North Olive St
Dallas, TX 75201

Sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation
Co-Sponsored by the Texas Airport Council and Texas Aviation Association


Call for Nominations
At the Texas Aviation Conference held each spring, the Texas Department of Transportation's Aviation Division presents four customer service awards. Award nominations for the 2014 Texas Aviation Conference at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas are requested for the following categories:
• Most Improved General Aviation Airport
• General Aviation Airport of the Year
• General Aviation Airport Manager of the Year
• Reliever Airport of the Year or Reliever Airport Manager of the Year

FMI visit: http://tti.tamu.edu/conferences/tac14/ 

TXAA 2014 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Mark your calendars for January 23, 2014

Social Hour at 5:00 PM - Meal at 6:00 PM - Meeting at 7:00 PM
The venue will be the Catfish Parlour (South location) which is conveniently located on 4705 East Ben White (Hwy 71) in Austin, Texas.  Fun for all!!
Website:  http://catfishparlour.com/south-austin.html


New officers elected ~ The year in review
Special Guest Speakers from Redbird Skyport (KHYI) ~ Door Prizes!

Redbird Skyport - San Marcos Municipal Airport (KHYI)
Redbird Skyport – San Marcos Municipal Airport (KHYI)

Enjoy the new pilot's lounge serving soft and adult beverages. Members only!
Not a member? No Problemo! Simply show up and join! Or click the JOIN/RENEW TXAA link in the left column of this page!
See you there!!

November 30, 2013
HAVE HUNGER . . . WILL TRAVEL! Looking for an airport that has good food? Look no further. Here are some of the most popular fly-in eateries in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Now get out there and fly! ... read more

November 4, 2013
Nestled in the Texas hill country, Liberty Hill Air Ranch (XS12) sits on 260 acres in the growing community of Liberty Hill ... read more

October 11, 2013
TXAA has received from Governor Perry’s office a formal document that proclaims the month of November 2013, as Aviation Appreciation month. This marks the third year running for such a proclamation. The Governor recognizes that general aviation and commercial service airports supports hundreds of thousands of jobs and contributes $59.5 billion to our economy. Governor Perry urges the appropriate recognition whereof . . . (read more). Those that wish to receive a copy of this proclamation, please send request to info@txaa.org


TXAA Safety Day and Fly-In Big Success!



On May 11, 2013, TXAA Foundation, Inc. Skyport FBO, TxDOT Aviation and Texas Aviation Partners sponsored a Safety Day Fly-In at the San Marcos Municipal airport (HYI). Guest speakers included TxDOT Aviation's Safety Director, Bill Gunn and from the San Antonio FSDO, Mr. Gary Stamper. Attendees took the i-PLEDGE given by TXAA's Conrad Werkenthin, received WINGS certification, hands on with the Redbird simulators and toured the Georgetown Muni control tower. Door prizes were awarded followed by an all-you-can-eat craw-fish boil. A splendid time was had by all. Stay tuned for future TXAA Safety Days coming to an airport near you!

The TXAA Safety Day Fly-in Sponsors:


April 4, 2013
TEXAS TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION APPROVES TXDOT FUNDING FOR AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SERVICES IN TEXAS  An emergency meeting was held by the TTC at 9:00 AM Thursday morning the 4th of April at their offices across from the Capitol building in Austin, Texas. Testimony was given by Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Division Director David Fulton as well as most of the airport representatives affected by the projected closure of contract towers at 14 airports in Texas.... read more

March 29, 2013
TXDOT INTENDS TO FUND AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SERVICES IN TEXAS TO ENSURE SAFETY FOR FLYING PUBLIC   TXAA has received news that the TxDOT Aviation Division will fund operation of 13 contract control towers in Texas. Airport improvements for publically owned Texas airports are funded with both federal and state funds. This use of state funds is pending approval by the Texas Transportation Commission. The outlook is very positive. It is most likely that each airport sponsor will have to fund 10% of the cost of operation with TxDOT paying the other 90%. TXAA will report back as soon as the final details are worked out....read more

What economic difference does general aviation have on the Texas economy?click for details Any? A lot? TXAA is pleased to announce a link to an interesting economic impact study conducted by the Center for Economic Development and Research at the University of North Texas and funded by the Texas Department of Transportation, Aviation Division. There is an overall study, an executive summary, and, a listing of the economic impact of the individual publicly owned - public use airports in Texas.  Although this study does not include the thousands of privately owned - private use airports in the state, the value of the 300 public airports shows the significant positive economic impact of general aviation to all citizens in the state, not just the flying community.  The criteria to determine this economic value to Texas was based on clearly defined and industry accepted standards. TXAA offers the link as a useful tool to all individuals interested in keeping Texas aviation healthy and growing. "One state - one voice"... details

March 4, 2013
TXAA Safety Day and Fly-In Back By Popular Demand!
Mark your calendars for May 11, 2013 at 10 AM - Skyport FBO - San Marcos Municipal Airport (HYI) . . . read more

February 14, 2013
Georgetown City Council Votes Out Airport Advisory Board
Despite a rally call by TXAA and after many pilots and aviation enthusiasts packed the Georgetown city council chambers, the council voted on Tuesday the 12th of February, 2013, to abolish the Georgetown Airport Advisory Board ... read more

December 10, 2012
Would you take THE PLEDGE if it meant saving your life? Your passengers lives? Your family’s lives? TXAA Foundation, Inc. is launching THE PLEDGE to help reduce the accident rate that plagues general aviation. Read what you can do to lessen the chance of having an accident ... read more
November 2, 2012
To the Pilots of Texas – The City of Junction has petitioned to change their dump site near the airport to accept putrescible waste. Experience shows that this type waste attracts animals and birds. This dump site is only 2600 feet off of the end of runway 17 at Junction (JCT). The FAA, after some delay, does not object to this change as long as the waste site is monitored by qualified wildlife biologists and other precautions are taken. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has not yet issued their decision on this change. TXAA does not support this proposed change.  TXAA will monitor this issue and post more information when TCEQ moves to the comment period on this proposed change ... read more and see photo
 
October 25, 2012
Today, Texas Governor Rick Perry proclaimed November 2012 to be Aviation Appreciation Month.
“General Aviation and related activities generated $14.6 Billion in direct, indirect and induced economic activity in the state of Texas, representing $580 in activity per capita.” read more
 
October 24, 2012
The FAA has posted a NOTAM
announcing an upcoming TFR for the Austin / Central Texas area due to the upcoming F1 race to be held SE of Austin on November 16-18 … read more
 
October 3, 2012
ABIA release: Aircraft reservations required at
Austin-Bergstrom Nov. 12-21, 2012
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (KAUS) is requiring reservations from aircraft operators for airport use November 12-21, 2012 for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix event on Nov. 18. A heavy volume of air traffic is expected during this time so a parking reservation system has been established to insure that ramp space will be available for arriving aircraft. A Prior Permission Required (PPR) number will be needed for all aircraft parking or dropping off passengers ... read more
 

August 24, 2012
Demand for corporate jets fuels airport expansions
Article courtesy "Austin Business Journal”
General aviation, including corporate planes, in Central Texas is being energized due to more companies and individuals choosing private over commercial flights. There are now more than a dozen airports around Austin for corporate fliers ... read more

 

July 4, 2012
Major James Ray Stegall
James Ray Stegall was born in Bullard, Texas on February 6, 1922.  He died on June 18, 2012. In November 2007 he was inducted into the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, recognizing his many acts of bravery in defense of our country and the State of Texas ... read more

June 21, 2012
Medical Exemption Comments to the FAA

The FAA is considering expanding the type of flight operations permitted without a medical certificate. The comment period expires on July 2, 2012.  TXAA supports this important proposal. Make your comments NOW before July 2, 2012. For an explanation of the proposal and how to comment go to:  www.aopa.org – “comments make the case for medical petition” (right side of the home page) – see the link “Docket FAA-2012-0350” at the bottom of the page.

 

May 4, 2012Texas Aviator Magazine

Texas Aviator Magazine to Debut This Summer    San Antonio, TX - White-Frisbie Media, a Texas based company in business for 12 years and publisher for dozens of magazines across the state, will publish its newest magazine, Texas Aviator, this summer. A monthly magazine, Texas Aviator will be distributed across the state and will be available at most Texas bookstores, airports, FBO's throughout Texas and will be mailed directly to Texas pilots free of charge ... read more
 

March 25, 2012

New ADS-B Terminal Services Are Available Now in Texas
Pilots who use the terminal airspace listed can now receive free traffic and weather information in the cockpit. To receive these services, aircraft must be equipped with an Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) transmitter/receiver or transceiver and a cockpit display of traffic information (CDTI) … read more

 

Austin Executive Airport corporate hangarMarch 24, 2012
Austin, TXAustin Executive Airport builds another Corporate Hangar  After 10-months of operation the new Austin Executive Airport is answering the demand for additional corporate hangar space. Austin Executive Airport (KEDC) announced the plans to build another 26,650 square-foot corporate hangar … read more


June 27, 2011
In a face to face meeting, what questions would you ask ATC?
The Texas Aviation Association, along with the National Business Aviation Association, has been working with the FAA's regional manager for controllers for all of Texas south of the
Dallas/Fort Worth area, Mr. Greg Motl.

In a special meeting on June 22, 2011, the TXAA board of directors, NBAA representative Steve Hadley, and corporate pilots from Valero Energy met with Greg. The great news is the FAA's program to get pilots and controllers together, including FAM rides for controller and ATC tours for pilots, is being revitalized since its demise after 9/11.   In the meeting, it was determined that TXAA might sponsor a series of meetings for pilots and controllers to get together to discuss the issues and challenges facing general aviation today in the National Airspace System.

Now is your chance to face-to-face with the folks on the other end of that mic button and ask the burning questions and bring up the issues that you want asked and answered!  To explore this possibility TXAA is asking for your input - What would you want to ask? Now is your chance:
 

Email your questions and comments for controllers to:  info@txaa.org
In the Subject Line write:  Pilots and Controllers

Questions for the controller: We don't want to put any limits on this but please consider the controllers perspective - we are asking for questions that are in the area of the pilot-to-controller relationship. Thanks!

Stay tuned to TXAA as we announce upcoming meetings where you get to meet that voice on the other end of the radio. TXAA will sponsor meetings for all of the state.  Together, we are working on getting controllers and pilots together to help communications and air safety. Here is your chance to "Ask A Controller."

Your TXAA Association at work for you!
 

 

May 15, 2011
The new Austin Executive Airport (KEDC) is open for business
as of midnight, Wednesday the 11th of May, 2011. Airport owner Ron Henriksen and his staff have worked diligently for the past two years to transform the former run-down Bird’s Nest Airport into a state-of-the-art facility complete with a new 6000+ ft. runway that has a GPS approach, a new terminal building and many new hangar facilities. The location of the airport is just north of Manor, Texas on Hwy. 130 ... read more

 

April 10, 2011

In the spring of 2011, TxDOT safety director Bill Gunn received an exclusive tour of the new Supermarine Aircraft Company factory located in Cisco, Texas ... read more

January 20, 2011
Congress has passed laws telling the FAA to mandate aircraft owners to re-register their aircraft. It is a very complicated procedure. A PDF was created by Bill Gunn of TxDOT Aviation to help walk you through the procedure. Also, it will not be a one time chore. Please read immediately and pass it on ... read more

January 7, 2011
TXAA Announces Annual Membership Meeting
Mark your calendars for January 19, 2011 at 6:00 PM. The venue will be the Catfish Parlour on 4705 East Ben White (Hwy 71) in Austin ... read more

December 18, 2010
Battle of Britain comes to Texas!

An established aviation business is coming to Texas. The Cisco Municipal Airport (3F2), just west of Fort Worth, will soon echo with the sounds of aircraft kit construction. Michael O'Sullivan, owner of Supermarine Aircraft, has been making scale Supermarine Spitfire fighters for the last 20 years ... read more

November 29, 2010
Avfuel AVTRIP Scholarship Winners Announced! ... read more

October 21, 2010
New Texas Airport in Goldthwaite
Often we hear of airport closures.  Seldom do we hear of a brand new airport in Texas.
There is one coming in Goldthwaite, Texas ... read more

October 15, 2010
Emma Carter Browning
Austin’s First Lady of Aviation
October 26, 1910 - April 23, 2010

Please join us for the dedication of Emma Browning Avenue Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
RSVP by October 21st
512-292-1194 or friendsofemma@austin.rr.com
For additional details see invitation with parking map

Read Emma Carter Browning's bio

Update October 26, 2010 from the City of Austin Aviation Department: "Austin's First Lady of Aviation"
Emma Browning honored ...
details
 

Emma Carter Browning

September 30, 2010
Master Instructors LLC takes great pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of Kenneth F Wittekiend, the owner of ProMark Aviation Services a TXAA business member... read more

August 19, 2010
The Rebirth of a Terminal Building
(Hud Hopkins, director of Scholes International Airport at Galveston writes to TXAA)
When the Scholes Airport terminal building was erected in 1950, it was consider state-of-the-art in the terminal building design. During the building's life span, small renovations were completed, modernizing the layout and changing the color scheme. However, there has never been a complete makeover restoring the terminal to its former glory of the '50s. This changed when Hurricane IKE blew in from the Gulf of Mexico filling the entire bottom floor of the terminal building with 9 feet of water ... read more

 

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