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Old 11-14-2017, 10:33 PM
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Default Austin TX ??

Anyone have suggestions or experience with the airports on the north side of Austin? Headed there next week on first cross country after Phase 1.
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:03 AM
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I havenít been there in the RV, but Austin executive KEDC has plenty of runway and an excellent FBO

I have been there several times over the last 2 years, and can recommend it.

Austin has Uber and Lyft again, so getting downtown is straightforward.
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:20 AM
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I landed at Executive last year and it was great! Not much traffic and a very interesting jet engine display in the FBO.
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:30 AM
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I use Austin Exec all the time for overnight tie-down ($10/night) for our trips to Austin, but the fuel prices are way high. Georgetown Muni KGTU has fuel in the mid-$3ís, and itís only a few miles northwest of there. Their ramp rates are as reasonable.
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:43 AM
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Whatever you do, DONíT drop into Austin Bergstrom. The landing fees, tie-down fees, and fuel prices are insane.
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:51 AM
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Default T74 - Taylor TX

Best BBQ in Texas, or so it is told. Grab the crew car and have at it!

T74 does not have the traffic that GTU does...until their students come to T74..

Right traffic landing S; fuel at $3.70 or so this week.
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:01 PM
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Default Best BBQ

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Best BBQ in Texas, or so it is told. Grab the crew car and have at it! ...
Hey Mark, you're going to need to be a bit more specific - are you saying that all the BBQ places in Taylor are better than everyone else's, or is there a specific one? You might get into a bit of a tussle with the Llano and Lockhart guys in any case on best BBQ.
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:10 PM
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Hey Mark, you're going to need to be a bit more specific - are you saying that all the BBQ places in Taylor are better than everyone else's, or is there a specific one? You might get into a bit of a tussle with the Llano and Lockhart guys in any case on best BBQ.
Used to be Louis Mueller's was the top dawg. Not so sure anymore - the current operators have changed things up. Vencil Mares' place is lethally good, as is Davis BBQ.

Ed's Place has a great big ol' hamburger and fixins if you prefer that over BBQ. Randy's Ice House is another one in the lethal category.

I've 'been around some' and I have yet to find bad BBQ anywhere. Coopers in Llano is also one of the lethal places, unless they are out of cobbler...which never happens...

Haven't been to Lockhart lately, but I used to keep my C-140 down there when I lived in S Austin...BBQ was a normal thing then.

There are more!
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:38 PM
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Best BBQ in Texas
Texas Monthly BBQ Passport

Above is a pretty accurate list of the best BBQ in Texas. My son and I have used the RV to hit enough on the list to both win the $350 Yeti. Nice that they have a reward for what we've been doing for years. Our favorite to date is Miller's Smokehouse in Belton.
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:42 PM
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Default Plenty of Good Options

We're based in Austin. You can't go wrong with any of the options listed, EDC/GTU/T74. It's mostly where you want to be. GTU and T74 will get you the best fuel prices, but EDC is the best option if you want a full service FBO.

If you need full service, Austin Exec (EDC) is excellent. Their SS fuel is less than the FBOs at GTU. I've been in there for PnP missions and have never been hassled or charged a ramp fee. Plenty of ways in and out by car, but the main highway is a toll road if that is a consideration.

GTU is also a great option if you don't need a car (Uber/Lyft/friends) or don't mind the enterprise game. There are some transient tie-downs by the terminal building / fuel pumps. The controllers are easy to work with, and it is easy in and out. There has been some construction recently but not a problem. Of the three, it is the only one with more than one runway.

Taylor is a nice quiet muni airport. The runway is good, but just taxi a little slower than usual on the parallel taxiway. It is a bit wavy in some places that can catch one by surprise.

Regarding BBQ - Hard 8 at KSEP is our favorite and is worth a stop if it isn't too far out of your way. Walking distance (or they will pick you up), where Coopers in Llano requires a car.
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