A Second New Airport Comes to Texas

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It's been barely a week since AVweb reported that Bird's Nest Airport outside of Austin, Texas, would be upgraded as a public GA airport by a private investor. Now, a second new airport appears to be in the works for the area. The Texas Aviation Association is reporting that Villa Muse Studios plans to build a privately owned, public-use airport just east of Austin-Bergstrom International.

Villa Muse bills itself as a mixed-use development anchored by Villa Muse Studios, which will offer creative facilities for Austin's burgeoning film and videogame industries. The planners imagine the new Colorado Riverland Ranch Airport as having an 8500-foot runway catering to bizjet traffic. According to the TXAA, Villa Muse has, as a first step, filed FAA Form 7460-1, which will include an airspace study to determine the effect of jet traffic in and around the Class C airspace presently centered on Austin-Bergstrom. We'll keep you posted.