The City of Arcadia is now the new FBO at Arcadia Municipal, X06. This change became official Tuesday October 9th. Airport manager Shelley Peacock will now have her office in the terminal building next to the ramp. As of next week the Friends of Arcadia Airport courtesy van will be available at the terminal building for all pilots to take advantage of when visiting X06.
Friends has learned that the City will lower the price of 100LL making it competitive with surrounding airports. The grass runway improvement project that will give us the best grass strip in the State is nearing completion. **Note:** Both our paved and grass runways are closed this week because of the improvements on the grass runway 13-31. Later this month all the pavement around the T-Hangars will be refurbished.
Friends is excited about this change and looking forward to more improvements. We have a wonderful working relationship with the airport and will continue to do what we can to help it grow. We begin our monthly fly-in All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfasts November 17 at 9 am.
We had our first of the season Fly-In Campers to Aviation City last Saturday. Here is a photo and their review.
Dear Aviation City,
We cant say enough about our flying camping experience at Aviation City last weekend. It was exactly what we had in mind when we envisioned an “airplane camping” trip. Arcadia has a great facility right on the field, and it was nice to taxi right up to our campsite, and camp (or “Glamp” as my wife says) with our airplane. We appreciated that you are dog friendly; and we found the area is full of potential adventure.
When we arrived, we easily taxied and parked our airplane (V-35B Bonanza) under a tree. We were greeted by Mr. George Chase, President of Friends of Arcadia Airport, and Rickey Hilton , Vice Pres. and made to feel very welcome.
The spotless bathroom and shower were first class. Water, electricity firewood and charcoal were all provide. There is a fire pit, outdoor grills, tent and a courtesy van available for campers. The spotless bathroom and shower were first class.
We borrowed the van and hiked the trails at Morgan Park, about a 10 minutes drive from the airport. The scenery there is beautiful, and the trail takes you along a portion of the Peace River. On the second day we arranged for a canoe trip down the Peace River with “Canoe Outpost”. It was a very relaxing adventure on the river, and they picked us up and returned us to the camp site! We highly recommend both of these trips; they are close, inexpensive, and very enjoyable.
Thank you Aviation City and Friends of Arcadia Airport for the perfect family camping trip. We had a special memorable experience, and are definitely planning to return soon.
Steve, Jenny and Bob (the dog) Eckberg
Merritt Island, Florida
Hangared at KTIX
Aviation City is ready for the flying season so make plans now to stop by and enjoy this wonderful facility. Please make your reservations at www.FoAA.us/camping-reservations/
Hope to see you at Arcadia Municipal soon.
Arcadia Airport is undergoing a transformation with the upgrades to the grass strip soon to be completed and taxi lane improvements about to begin. Aviation City is attracting pilots to visit from all over the nation to camp out with their aircraft. The airport now has a 5000 sq ft hangar for rent and you are the first to hear about it.
This is a 100 x 50 ft commercial hangar with a rolling door opening of 52 ft. It would make a great location for an aviation business as it has restrooms and office space and is located near the entrance of Arcadia Municipal Airport. It can hold at least 4 small aircraft if used as shared hangar space. This great hangar is for rent by the City of Arcadia. If you know of anyone that may be interested please have them contact Shelley Peacock at 863-494-7844 for more information.
On another note:
The City of Arcadia is looking for a part time employee. This is a clerical position assisting the airport manager at Arcadia Airport requiring computer/ office skills and greeting pilots. Salary is $10.98 per hour and includes weekends. Contact Shelley Peacock @863-494-4114 for more information.
Here in Florida we have the opportunity to fly year round. However airplane camping at Aviation City can be brutal in the summer months with the heat and daily showers. Now that fall has arrived we are gearing up for our airport camping season. If you have ever camped at Aviation City you know that it is a special place for aviators and now with the new restrooms and hot showers, as well as our new courtesy van, there is no excuse for not bringing the entire family for a overnight or weekend camping visit. So think about making your plans now to visit Aviation City with your family or aviation group this season. We host our famous All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfasts on the 3rd Saturday November – April beginning at 9am in hangar A-5. All proceeds go to support Aviation City and Arcadia Airport.
If you have never tried airplane camping you don’t know what you are missing. Friends of Arcadia Airport wants to make it easy for you to experience this wonderful adventure by making available a special campsite, ready and waiting for you to park your airplane next to, and enjoy time with the family.
This private campsite includes all you need without the hassle of buying, packing and setting up all the camping gear. Once you try it we think you will be hooked and want to do it more often and invest in your own equipment. The Aviation City “Newbie Campsite” includes a 9 x 13 two room tent with queen size sleeping bag as well as your own private picnic table. We also supply a box that includes a propane camp stove, campsite lantern, skillets, paper plates and utensils, electric and or stove top perk coffee maker, coffee etc. So everything is here when you arrive except for your food. You may pack and bring that or you can just jump in the Aviation City van and zip into a local grocery store and get all you need. Then you may use the onsite fridge to keep it nice and fresh for your entire visit ! How cool is that ?
The Aviation City Newbie Campsite will become popular fast so don’t wait long to make your reservation. Go to: AviationCity.org and fill out the registration form to reserve your airport camping dates and in the ” desired use” box requests the “Newbie Campsite”. We will send you confirmation of availability within 48 hrs. You may also email us at: Friends@FoAA.us for more info and assistance. We hope to have the Newbie Campsite ready by mid October. link to registration form copy & paste: https://foaa.us/camping-reservations/
We hope to see you at Aviation City soon. The Friends Board of Directors: George, Rickey, Ross, Dave, Paul & Doug
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Our new Aviation City brochure is finally completed and ready for distribution. We are seeking pilots and supporters to help us place them where they can be seen by the flying community not only in Florida but the entire southeast United States. We will gladly send you as many as you need by US mail if you promise to place them at your airport and others that you fly to. We have plenty but please do not volunteer to distribute them unless you will follow thru. They show the Aviation City facility in great detail and list all of our amenities including the new restroom/shower facility and the courtesy van. So if you can help us by hand delivering these brochures to airports near you where they can be seen we would greatly appreciate it. Send us an email at: Friends@FoAA.us with your name and mailing address and we will send them to you. Folding brochure shown below.
Thank you for your help.
Friends Board of Directors