The purpose of this agreement is to set forth the conditions under which the Arcadia Municipal pilot shelter/camping area may be used. The shelter was constructed using contributions from local businesses and interested parties through the Friends of Arcadia Airport, Inc. Its intended use is for aviation related events which will help grow general aviation and our airport. Persons using the area do so at their own risk. Arcadia Airport is not responsible for any use of the facility or for any aircraft parked or tied down at the site while using the facility. There is a $10 charge for overnight camping per aircraft per night. Your payment will go to help pay the rent, insurance, pumping the portable toilets, supplying fire wood, maintaining the grounds and structure etc. Reservations are required for day tripper groups as well. We request a donation from each person to help cover our costs to keep the facility open to the GA community. There is a secure drop box in the pilot shelter for all donations.
If you think this facility is great for general aviation and are willing to make an additional donation to Friends we would greatly appreciate that and can make your donation 100% tax deductible. Just ask us.
The pilot shelter/camping area is for the explicit use of the flying public and shall only be used for aviation related functions. Those functions include:
- Meetings and other organized functions of pilot or aviation related organizations such as Friends of Arcadia Airport, Inc., the RAF, AOPA, EAA, FSAACA or other recognized aviation groups. Ground school and air safety seminars.
- Overnight camping for visiting pilots and their passengers.
- The pilot shelter/camping area shall not be used for functions such as weddings, company picnics, family picnics or reunions even if an aircraft is involved or the principal organizer or other member of the group is a pilot or aircraft owner.
Pilots that fly in and would like to tent camp are welcome. You may use the camping area or you may camp under wing. Planes must be tied down at all times while visiting the camping area. Bring your own tie down equipment. Please see airport diagram for location. Use caution when taxiing to camping area.
MAINTENANCE AND CLEAN UP:
Persons or groups using the facility shall be responsible for cleaning up the area and removing their garbage when they are finished. Dumpsters are nearby. If you have used the fire pit make sure you have fully extinguished the fire prior to leaving the area. Please leave the facility in the same condition as you found it. (Ready for the next guest to enjoy.) Contact Friends of Arcadia Airport if any part of the facility is in need of repair or assistance is needed. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash at all times and you must clean up after them.
Persons using the facility shall make certain that any gates are closed and locked at all times when not in use and shall report any malfunction of a gate to the airport manager. You are also responsible for securing any personal items. Arcadia Municipal is not responsible for any lost or stolen personal items during your stay.