Breakfast a hit.

Friends held our first of the season pancake breakfast and it was a huge success by any account. One pilot said he thought he was arriving at Sun-N-Fun as the pattern was full of aircraft all morning. Planes lined up to purchase cheap fuel and the ramp was jamb packed. We had in excess of 50 airplanes fly in today. Pancakes were going like “hot cakes” .

Thanks to everyone for joining us today to support Aviation City. Hope you all got to see the campsite with planes and tents. Remember if your aviation group would like to plan a day trip for a cook out or a multiple day fly in camping event we can help you with that.

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The ramp was full

cool morning but pancakes were hot

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No changes to camping fees

Hi Friends,

We recently discussed changing our camping fees as I felt with the added expense of insuring  and maintaining the recently acquired courtesy van that we could not keep up with our obligations financially. Well, we had one pilot cancel his reservation and we do not want that for sure. So we have agreed to keep the same $10 donation for tent camping per night in place for the time being. Most of our guests donate more than that but over all we may not be able to keep up.

Our goal has always been to attract pilots to visit X06 and Aviation City as well as support local businesses. We have been very successful in doing this and hope to be able to continue to do so. So please note there will be no price changes to visiting pilots and with the City now the main FBO and 100LL prices competitive things will continue to grow.

We hope you will visit Aviation City soon as your visits help us pay our bills associated with keeping Aviation City available to the GA community.

Don’t forget All You Can Eat Pancakes this Saturday at Arcadia Municipal. Pilot in command  eats free for doing a low pass upon arrival. 9 am. See you there !

 

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Great Group of Guests

We had a busy weekend at Aviation City with 6 of the  “We Be Flyin” crew flying in on Thursday and staying through Sunday mid day. We also had a couple from Beijing fly in Friday who used our newbie tent site. They stayed an extra night as they liked it so much here. Then on Saturday evening a Farther & son arrived to camp literally under wing ( no tent) .

What a great bunch of  pilots… the weekend involved canoe trips on the Peace and  trips to Publix with the courtesy van for supplies that stocked the fridge with goodies.

The best part is that with 6 aircraft and 10 people having a great time camping at Aviation City they left the restrooms and shelter in better condition than when they arrived. Thanks to everyone for visiting, hope to see you all again soon.  Shown here is 5 of the 6 We Be Flyin group and Vinzent Wang from Beijing.    

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SEASON OPENER

Downtown Arcadia will hold its annual Veterans Day Parade on Monday the 12th starting at 10 am. This is a great old time parade with floats , horses, fire engines etc. A good family event. Fly in and our airport manager has offered to drive the Friends courtesy van full of visiting pilots into town and pick them up after. What a deal! You may call Shelley at the airport for more details. 863 -494-7844

Pancake season kicks off !

Mark your calendar for Saturday November 17 for the first Fly-In Pancake Breakfast of the season. 9 am. Arcadia Municipal…….. Don’t forget.

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Arcadia Bike Fest

Hi Pilots,  Plan to fly in and camp out to attend this great event in Arcadia this weekend. Reserve your airplane camping spot at  https://foaa.us/camping-reservations/

 

 

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Volunteer work day

Thanks to all who helped trim trees Saturday at Aviation City. We had a good crew and got a lot done. Many trips with the trailer to the dump area where the City will pick up soon. We had pizza for lunch and then all went home to take naps. We have a special place here and it takes lots of work to keep it in nice condition and we could not do it without you. Thanks again to everyone for your help.

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X06 has new FBO & low fuel price !

The City of Arcadia is announcing that they are the new FBO at Arcadia Airport, and are now selling 100LL at the low price of $3.83 per gal.  ( credit card sales only please)  Friends invites you to stop by and visit with the airport manager, Shelley Peacock, who will have her office in the terminal building.  

While here visit Aviation City and perhaps take the Friends courtesy van to lunch at one of the areas great restaurants.

Friends of Arcadia Airport is glad that the City will now have a full time presence on the airport. This is a long awaited new beginning for Arcadia Municipal.  Please make plans now to drop in, fuel up, have a cup of coffee and welcome Shelley.

 

Contact info:   Shelley Peacock,  airport manager X06

        X06  Ph.#   863-494-7844

        Email: speacock@arcadia-fl.gov

Don’t forget that tomorrow, Saturday the 27th of October, is tree trimming day at Aviation City. We need your help. We will begin about 8 and serve a pizza lunch.  If you can’t make it until later don’t worry we will still be glad to see you. Please come out and give us a hand. Bring loppers, tree saws, chain saws, whatever you have. Thanks so much.

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We need your help

We need volunteers to help with tree trimming day this Saturday.  We will have a Pizza lunch for all volunteers.  Please bring your loppers, pole saws, chain saws etc etc.  8 ‘ish  am Saturday at Aviation City @ Arcadia Municipal Airport. See you there.

We have had 8 visitor nights  so far this month at Aviation City. October is the start of our winter flying season here in Florida and we are getting busy. Our latest guests are from Canada on a cross country camping trip. I think Tim & Janette had about 5,000 pounds of equipment and supplies  jammed behind the front seats of their 182P. They are on their way to Key West and may stop in again on the way back.

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Help Please

Another year has passed since we pruned the low hanging branches at Aviation City and we need some help to accomplish the annual task.  This makes it possible for aircraft to park under the trees. Please mark your calendars for the last Saturday of October which is the 27th  and bring your loppers, pruners, chain saw, pole saws etc. We will order in Pizza for lunch for all who give us a hand. Please reply to this email to let us know you can help.

Thanks so much for your support. See you on Saturday October 27.

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Newbie campsite ready for use.

Attention first time airplane campers.  Friends has a special campsite all set up and ready for use by campers to fly in and use. No need to go out and buy camping gear to see if  airplane camping is for you. We have most of what you need to bring the family for a great camping trip at Aviation City.  The secluded campsite has  your own private picnic table, camp stove, lantern, queen size sleeping bag, coffee pot, etc. Don’t forget the restrooms and hot showers , on site fridge and courtesy van at your disposal. This makes it easy for first time campers to try airplane camping. Go to our online reservation form to secure your dates now. https://foaa.us/camping-reservations/     This dedicated campsite is waiting for you to taxi up and park your plane next to the tent and enjoy a great time with the family. No set up time necessary. Hope to see you soon at Aviation City !

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