Car and Vintage Plane Show Feb. 26, 2022

The 11th annual Stephanie Nichols Car and Vintage Plane Show will be 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Georgetown Municipal Airport, 500 Terminal Drive. Spectators will be allowed in starting at 10:30 a.m. In case of rain, the date will be moved to March 5.

The event features classic, exotic, and specialty vehicles along with vintage World War II-era planes on static display. The event is family-friendly, with food for purchase and restroom facilities. This year also will feature a SWAP Meet. Golf carts will be available to help assist seniors and those with disabilities get to and from the parking area.

Spectators are not charged an entry fee; however, donations are welcome. There is a $25 fee for all vehicles pre-registered, a $30 registration fee the day of the show, and a $40 fee for non-food vendors. Pre-registration is highly recommended. All fees and donations are used to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas.

For more information please visit the Car Show Facebook Page, and for tickets please visit the Car Show Eventbrite page.

Young Eagles Flight Rally Saturday June 19, 2021 9 AM – 1 PM

An Experience Like No Other

The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program,
created to interest young people in aviation.

  • Free airplane rides for ages 8 to 17
  • Flight are approximately 15 minutes long
  • Take as many pictures as you want
  • Receive a certificate as an official Young Eagle
  • Legal guardian approval and signature required

Join us for a day of flying fun!
www.youngeaglesday.org

Commemorative Air Force (CAF) magazine article can be found here.

Car and Vintage Plane Show on March 6th, 2021

The tenth annual Stephanie Nichols Car and Vintage Plane Show was be held at the Georgetown Municipal Airport on March 6th, 2021. In case of rain the date will be moved to March 6, 2021.

The event featured classic, exotic, and specialty vehicles along with vintage WWII-era planes on static display. There were be static displays of WWII vintage aircraft. The event is family-friendly with food for purchase along with facilities. Golf carts were be available to help assist seniors and those with disabilities get to and from the parking area.

Spectators were not charged an entry fee, however donations are welcome. There was a $25.00 fee for all vehicles that registered to show at the event. All fees and donations were used to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas (EFCST) WERE encouraged and appreciated.

The car show raised over $22,600 for the EFCST!  Nice work.  Maybe next year we can raise even more.

For more information please visit the Car Show Facebook Page and for Tickets please visit the Car Show Eventbrite page

General Aviation Airports and You

New COVID relief bill includes $45 million for GA airports

The latest COVID relief funding bill, passed by Congress in late December and signed by President Trump Dec. 27, includes about $2 billion in support for the nation’s airports, including $45 million for general aviation airports.

H.R. 133 also includes an additional $20 billion for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, which supports grants to small businesses experiencing temporary hardship and loss of revenue as a result of the pandemic. The package also provides an additional $15 billion in payroll support for air carriers, which also applies to many general aviation operators and businesses, and $284 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for small businesses to continue to meet their payroll obligations.

“We welcome passage of this legislation, which supports businesses and communities that depend on general aviation at a time when they have been hit particularly hard by the global pandemic. We look forward to working with our partners and members of Congress to ensure that we continue to support general aviation and smaller airports, which are a critical part of our infrastructure, economy and a lifeline for small businesses and rural communities around the country,” said Selena Shilad, executive director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America.

General aviation helps businesses of all sizes to transport tools and personnel, access plants and supply chains, and reach thousands of communities that are inaccessible by commercial air service. About 85% of the businesses that utilize general aviation are small- to mid-sized companies, and there are more than 5,000 airports across the country, with most commercial traffic operating out of the top 30 airports. As a result, for thousands of communities across the country, these aircraft and airports are a literal lifeline, supporting economic activity emergency services such as fire-fighting, law enforcement, medical transportation, search and rescue, powerline (sic) maintenance and pipeline inspection, and many other services, alliance officials note.

General aviation has also been vital in distributing personal protection equipment (PPE) to hospitals and rural communities across the county, as well as test samples to labs, and many other supplies to communities and patients in need.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, general aviation traffic has been down more than 20%, compared with the same period in 2019, alliance officials noted.

Girls in Aviation

The sky is the limit for girls in aviation! Hear from some young women about their aviation dream jobs.

Maintenance hangar

The City is starting work on a designing and constructing a new maintenance hangar at the Airport in 2021. The new hangar location will be at the south end of Wright Brothers Dr. Design of the new maintenance hangar is included in the 2021 City of Georgetown fiscal year budget at $750,000. The hangar should be complete in early 2022. The maintenance hangar will be used for the storage and maintenance of all Airport maintenance associated equipment, as well as all tools and other equipment used to facilitate the maintenance of airport buildings, land, and runways. Once the engineer/architect has been selected, there may be an opportunity for community and stakeholder input.

Airport Economic Impact

The Georgetown Municipal Airport has a significant impact on the local economy. That impact can be measured by job creation and by total economic impact of activity generated by the Airport such as equipment sales, services, and events.

A study by the Texas Department of Transportation in 2018 found that the Georgetown Municipal Airport had a total economic impact of 546 jobs and $14.8 million in payroll. The total output from the Airport was $52.7 million.

See the full report at http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/avn/economic-impacts/2018/eco17-gtu.pdf.