The Georgetown Municipal Airport turns 72 years old in 2017. Our Airport plays a vital role as a general aviation reliever airport for the region. Originally the Airport was built as a training location for World War II aviators. Today, Airport businesses account for approximately 200 jobs in the local economy including several critical aviation sectors such as flight instruction, airplane and engine repair, avionics repair and modification, airplane and helicopter sales, and vintage airplane restoration. Airport operations include search and rescue, medical flights, army aviator training, recreational flying, and corporate light business jet traffic. Civic contributions include Angel Flight, school class tours, high school aviation classes, Civil Air Patrol, Experimental Aircraft Association, and charity car and airplane shows.
This list of frequently asked questions is provided to share information related to airport topics with the citizens of Georgetown. The questions and responses cover topics ranging from planned Airport improvements, project environmental reviews, future plans for the Airport, Airport operational requirements, and the economic impact and financial health of the Airport.
The previous fuel storage facility included Avgas and Jet A underground storage tanks, which were approximately 25 to 30 years old. Underground tanks are systematically being removed at airports all over the country. Since the Georgetown Municipal Airport is located over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone, removing underground storage tanks is an additional environmental benefit. The new above-ground fuel tanks include a 15,000 gallon tank for Avgas and a 20,000 gallon tank for Jet A fuels and are in accordance with design guidelines for operations at the Airport. The new tank sizes allow the City to benefit from the purchase of bulk fuel without paying multiple delivery fees for smaller loads. Less drive time is also an environmental benefit. While the previous underground tanks met the rules and standards of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, they were near the end of their expected life cycle. As with all underground fuel tanks, tank leakage was constantly monitored for indications of potential ground water contamination. The Airport has never been fined for any fuel spills or tank leakage.
runway extension. Additional information may be located in FAA Order 1050.1F.
Under agreements between the City of Georgetown and both state and federal agencies, the City of Georgetown agreed to operate an
airport at the current site of the Georgetown Municipal Airport. These agreements date from the founding of the Airport in 1945.
Like Interstate 35, the Airport is part of the national transportation infrastructure funded with federal money for the purpose of general public use. Relocating the Airport from its current location would require approval from the Federal Aviation Administration and the State of Texas. Stipulations for relocating could involve reimbursements of more than $17 million in grant funds provided for Airport improvements, buying out existing tenant leases, and bearing the total cost of a new airport. Such costs would include infrastructure for water, sewer, electrical service, and public roadways at a new location. Most recent relocation cost estimate is $320 million.
own the land in the clear zones.
is open 7 days per week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Due to sporadic night time airport use, from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. the airport reverts to an uncontrolled air space.
Tower, traffic patterns now follow airport traffic control guidelines. Airport management has identified two locations for ground maintenance high-power engine testing. These locations were selected to minimize noise issues from engine run operations.
expenses. The Airport is completely self-sufficient.