Fly-In rescheduled for June 6. Proceeds will be donated to Hays County Salvation Army.
Due to the recent hardships faced by the local community after the Hays County flooding during Memorial Day weekend, Redbird Skyport has announced that it will postpone the Bluebonnet Fly-In at San Marcos Airport. The fly-in, originally scheduled for this Saturday, May 30, will now take place on June 6 from 10 AM – 4 PM. To support those affected by this tragic event, all proceeds from the fly in will be donated to the Hays County Salvation Army.
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Skyport Continues to Climb in the Fltplan.com Pilots’ Choice Awards
Redbird Skyport is proud to announce that it has earned the fourth place spot in the Top 50 U.S. FBOs category in the 2015 Pilots’ Choice Awards. The awards, conducted by FltPlan.com to recognize great service, were open to a group of over 152,000 active pilots and received a record number of votes this year. Located in San Marcos, TX, Redbird Skyport finished just behind three larger metropolitan FBOs operating at Teterboro Airport, Dallas Love Field, and Dallas Fort Worth Airport.
Overwhelming response met goals three weeks ahead of schedule, but supply can’t meet demand
“In preparing for this experiment, we planned for traffic averaging eight times normal,” said Jeff Van West, spokesman for the Skyport experiment to sell avgas for one dollar during October. “Actual response has been four times higher that that—over 30 times our normal volume. By the end of the first week, we’d reached our data collection goal for the entire month.”
How does fuel price really influence aviation activity? This October, a group of companies will use the Skyport aviation laboratory, in San Marcos, Texas, to find out.
“This experiment isn’t about the cost of avgas,” says Jeff Van West, Director of Redbird Media, and spokesman for the experiment. “It’s true that we’re selling avgas for $1 per gallon for the entire month of October. But we’re really using fuel price as a catalyst to stimulate activity and generate data. Of course $1 gas will increase flying activity, if by novelty alone. That’s not the point. The core question is: increase it by how much and for how long? A ten-fold increase says fuel price plays a huge role. A 40-percent increase? Maybe not so much. And if fuel price isn’t the barrier, what is?” Integral in the experiment will be data collected on all pilots fueling their aircraft at the Skyport, located at San Marcos Municipal Airport (KHYI).
The Recreational Aircraft Foundation fundraiser offers community and warmth
A roaring fire marked the opening evening for Redbird Skyport’s second annual Migration Flight Training Conference. The fire was in a “fire hub,” a creation of the Recreational Aircraft Foundation (RAF). The hubs are 22-foot-diameter circles lined with bricks and segmented by three 9-foot aluminum propeller blades radiating out from a central hub containing the fire.