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Old 06-09-2020, 10:34 AM
odens_14 odens_14 is offline
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Default Smithville vs Lockhart

In the early planning stages of a long cross country to visit my uncle outside Austin. Smithville (84R) and Lockhart (50R) are approximately the same distance from his home. any strong feelings on either airport?
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Old 06-09-2020, 10:40 AM
emuyshondt emuyshondt is offline
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More BBQ places in Lockhart!

If you fly to Smithville, look for the LUECKE name written in trees in the middle of some fields.
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Old 06-26-2020, 08:32 AM
rcoleman-10 rcoleman-10 is online now
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I'm based at 3T5, just bit further east from Smithville. Smithville is a nice little airport.....not much goes on there but it is a straight shot down 71 west to get to Austin..
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Old 06-26-2020, 08:43 AM
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Default Lockhart

That is easy-Lockhart - home of Kruez BBQ and Plane Talk hanger (if Phil and Ted are still there)!!!

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Old 06-30-2020, 04:04 AM
jim_knutson jim_knutson is offline
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I like the runway at Smithville better than Lockhart. Also, Lockhart gets a lot of student traffic from San Marcos (KHYI).

Btw, I live in Austin and fly out of San Marcos.
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:27 AM
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Default 50R

Lockhart but I'm biased. Say hi to my CFII. Stenger Air. Louanne is awesome. Also next door Phil knows more about RVs than I will ever learn.
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