CARES Act Grant

The airport was awarded $157,000 from the CARES Act of 2020. This money will be used for capital improvements on the airport.

Our first project, using some of our CARES Act grant money, we have purchased solar powered taxiway lights and associated fixtures. These lights will be installed along Taxiways F, M and around the east side of the compass rose. The lights will be activated during the hours of darkness. They are a safety concern, as there were no lights along those taxiways.

Our second project will be to purchase and install a 80 kW generator to provide emergency power for the airfield lighting; lights and signage along the runway and taxiways. This will provide a significant safety improvement if there is ever a loss of electrical power. The emergency generator will also provide power to the Airport Terminal Building. The Air Traffic Control Tower already has it’s own emergency generator.

The last project, will be to purchase and have installed, cattle-guards at both the North and South entry gates to the airport. This will prevent wildlife from entering the airport and staying inside the fence. Again, this is a significant safety concern, and is also part of our Wildlife Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Car and Vintage Plane Show on Feb. 29, 2020

The ninth annual Stephanie Nichols Car and Vintage Plane Show was held at the Georgetown Municipal Airport on Feb. 29.

The event featured classic, exotic, and specialty vehicles along with vintage WWII-era planes on static display. The B-25, known as the Devil Dog, offered rides the day of the show for a fee. The event is family-friendly with food for purchase along with facilities. Golf carts were available to help assist seniors and those with disabilities get to and from the parking area.

Spectators are not charged an entry fee. There is a fee for all vehicles parking at the event. All fees and donations to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas ( are encouraged and appreciated.

Taxiway lighting project

The Taxiway Lighting Project was started in July 2019 with an expected completion date of October 2020. This project upgraded all taxiway lights to LED fixtures along runway 18/36 as well as all associated connecting taxiways. The project was funded by an $886,635 grant from the Texas Department of Transportation and $98,515 from Airport funds.

The transition to LED lighting will save on electricity and maintenance costs.