San Marcos Municipal Airport

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San Marcos Municipal Airport
Sanmarcosapt-j28jan1995.jpg
USGS aerial photo - 28 January 1995
IATA: noneICAO: KHYIFAA LID: HYI
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator City of San Marcos
Serves San Marcos, Texas
Location San Marcos, Caldwell County, Texas, USA
Elevation AMSL 597 ft / 182 m
Coordinates 29°53′34″N 097°51′47″W / 29.89278°N 97.86306°W / 29.89278; -97.86306
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
8/26 6,330 1,929 Asphalt
13/31 5,603 1,708 Asphalt
17/35 5,213 1,589 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 118,997
Based aircraft 108
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]
San Marcos MAP is located in Texas
San Marcos MAP
San Marcos MAP
Location of San Marcos Municipal Airport, Texas

San Marcos Municipal Airport (ICAO: KHYIFAA LID: HYI) is a public use airport located in Caldwell County, Texas, United States. It is four nautical miles (7 km) east of the central business district of San Marcos, a city that is mostly in Hays County. The airport is owned by the City of San Marcos and operated by Texas Aviation Partners.[1] It is located east of the border of Caldwell County and Hays County.[2] Before it was operated as a civilian airport it was known as Gary Air Force Base.

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned HYI by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[3]

History[edit]

Military[edit]

Main article: Gary Air Force Base

Civilian[edit]

Organized San Marcans fought to save the base, and on November 20, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced in a speech at his alma mater, Southwest Texas State University, that the abandoned Camp Gary would be the site of a new federal vocational training facility called Job Corps. Today it's known as the Gary Job Corps Center, the largest in the nation.

In 2014, the airport was selected to be the location for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's regional fly-in.[4]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

San Marcos Municipal Airport covers an area of 1,303 acres (527 ha) at an elevation of 597 feet (182 m) above mean sea level. It has three asphalt paved runways: 8/26 is 6,330 by 100 feet (1,929 x 30 m), 13/31 is 5,603 by 150 feet (1,708 x 46 m) and 17/35 is 5,213 by 100 feet (1,589 x 30 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending July 9, 2008, the airport had 118,997 aircraft operations, an average of 326 per day: 98% general aviation, 2% military and <1% air taxi. At that time there were 108 aircraft based at this airport: 76% single-engine, 20% multi-engine and 4% jet.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for HYI (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-05-07.
  2. ^ MapQuest: San Marcos Municipal Airport
  3. ^ Great Circle Mapper: KHYI - San Marcos, Texas
  4. ^ "Pancakes Barbecue and Aviation". AOPA Pilot: 39. June 2014. 

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