Former Mayor Edwards likes to tell stories about the history of the airpark when the current ownership took control. On the first day (July 1, 1995) an airplane departed in the dark and struck a deer. Later that day a plane struck a buzzard feeding on the deer on takeoff. At the October “Grand Opening” two planes lost situational awareness and almost collided. One was piloted by legendary Cowboy Coach Landry.
In 2004, a plane crashed after takeoff killing 6 and striking a residence.
In 2019, a plane crashed on Lakeway Blvd. while attempting a landing. The pilot was a student undergoing primary flight instruction. One killed and one seriously injured.
There are additional accidents, non-fatal, which have occurred on the ground at the airpark.
Experts in Flight Safety will tell you that there is always room to improve operations.