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The issue: Save Austin-Mueller Municipal Airport

House Bill 3691 is presently before the House State Affairs Committee. This bill would allow the state of Texas to acquire the Austin-Mueller Municipal Airport for general aviation use. AOPA strongly supports House Bill 3691.

Why it’s important

General aviation has been the predominant presence at Austin-Mueller Municipal Airport. With over 280 based aircraft and over 62,000 operations at Mueller, general aviation’s presence at Austin depends on the availability of adequate general aviation facilities. The move to the new $690 million Bergstrom International Airport was done to accommodate air carrier operations and not general aviation. General aviation access to Bergstrom will be limited and very expensive. T-hangars that were available at Mueller for around $200 a month will now be $600 a month at Bergstrom. In addition, Austin Executive Airport is closing! General aviation access to the Austin area will effectively be eliminated. This monumental planning mistake by the city of Austin and the Federal Aviation Administration can be fixed by the passage of House Bill 3691.

We need your help NOW!

Contact Rep. Ron Wilson, Speaker James Laney, the House State Affairs Committee members listed below, and your state legislators by letter, phone, or fax and let them know that you support House Bill 3691. If you write or fax your views on this issue, please forward a copy to AOPA State Legislative Affairs, 421 Aviation Way, Frederick, MD 21701; fax: 301/695-2214 .

Who to contact

Speaker James Laney
Texas House of Representatives
1400 Congress Avenue
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
Tel.: 512/463-1000
Fax: 512/463-0675

Representative Sylvester Turner
Vice Chairman
Committee on State Affairs
Texas House of Representatives
E2.108
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
Tel.: 512/463-0554
Fax: 512/463-8380

Representative Leo Alvarado, Jr.
Member
Committee on State Affairs
Texas House of Representatives
E2.108
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
Tel.: 512/463-0616
Fax: 512/463-4873

Representative Kevin Bailey
Member
Committee on State Affairs
Texas House of Representatives
E2.108
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
Tel.: 512/463-0924
Fax: 512/475-2387

Representative Kim Brimer
Member
Committee on State Affairs
Texas House of Representatives
E2.108
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
Tel.: 512/463-0632
Fax: 512/480-8629

Representative Tommy Merritt
Member
Committee on State Affairs
Texas House of Representatives
E2.108
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
Tel.: 512/463-0750
Fax: 512/463-9085

Representative Ron Wilson
Texas House of Representatives
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
Tel.: 512/463-0744
Fax: 512/463-5896

Representative Gary Walker
Texas House of Representatives
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
Tel.: 512/463-0678
Fax: 512/463-1966

Representative David Counts
Member
Committee on State Affairs
Texas House of Representatives
E2.108
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
Tel.: 512/463-0480
Fax: 512/482-9210

Representative Tom Craddick
Member
Committee on State Affairs
Texas House of Representatives
E2.108
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
Tel.: 512/463-0500
Fax: 512/463-7722

Representative Debra Danburg
Member
Committee on State Affairs
Texas House of Representatives
E2.108
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
Tel.: 512/463-0504
Fax: 512/463-0024

Representative Paul Hilbert
Member
Committee on State Affairs
Texas House of Representatives
E2.108
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
Tel.: 512/463-0572
Fax: 512/463-1908

Representative Steven Wolens
Chairman
Committee on State Affairs
Texas House of Representatives
E2.108
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
Tel.: 512/463-0746
Fax: 512/463-5826

Representative Bob Hunter
Member
Committee on State Affairs
Texas House of Representatives
E2.108
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
Tel.: 512/463-0718
Fax: 512/463-6244

Representative Delwin Jones
Member
Committee on State Affairs
Texas House of Representatives
E2.108
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
Tel.: 512/463-0542
Fax: 512/463-0671

Representative John Longoria
Member
Committee on State Affairs
Texas House of Representatives
E2.108
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
Tel.: 512/463-0618
Fax: 512/463-5896

Representative Kenny Marchant
Member
Committee on State Affairs
Texas House of Representatives
E2.108
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
Tel.: 512/463-0468
Fax: 512/475-2271

Representative Brian McCall
Member
Committee on State Affairs
Texas House of Representatives
E2.108
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768-2910
Tel.: 512/463-0594
Fax: 512/474-7512

April 23, 1999

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