One of the biggests days yet.

We had fly-ins, drive-ins, bike-ins, motorcycle-ins and walk-ins today at the hangar at Arcadia Municipal for the monthly pancake breakfast! Single engine, twin engine, biplanes and everything in between arrived by air. When you add that to the mix of Ag Pilot training at Eagle Vistas it looked like a real airport today and that is our goal. Could not have been a better day for such an event and everyone enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new ones. At one time the sky was full of traffic and the line for pancakes was over 20 people deep. Our griddle can do 15 large ones at a time but the guys mixing and flipping were out straight all morning. They put out over 800 flapjacks! To go along with that the girls served 450 sausage about 5 gallons of coffee & 7 gal of OJ. We came very close to running out of food.




On another note we got out new “Aviation City” hats this week and have already sold a bunch. They are to promote our on airport campground so we hope you will buy one and wear it often. The Front has a great image of a biplane to highlight Arcadias aviation history.

1-DSCN3702Your cost is only $15 each and we will ship them free !  Send a check to Friends of Arcadia Airport, 2692 NE Hwy 70  # 757 in Arcadia, Fl. 34266 and include your mailing address and check and we will drop one in the mail asap. These are high quality hats that are adjustable so one size fits all. Aviation City is getting famous thanks to all of you. Aviation City…Go ahead,  Google it !

Thanks again for your continued support of our efforts to promote and grow our airport. Next Breakfast is Saturday February 18th and Aviation City will be full of airplanes and tents for a 3 day weekend as we welcome the Millennial Wings, an aviation club for young adults, for a 2nd year. So be sure to come out to see what airport camping is all about and enjoy breakfast with lots of great young pilots.

The Friends Board of Directors


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What a great day for a cook out !

Friends of Arcadia Airport hosted the Old Farts Flying Club on Thursday at Aviation City and what a great time we had. Most of these pilots had not been to our site prior to this visit and they were all impressed with the facility for sure.

First to arrive was the flying chuck wagon loaded to the gills with food, drinks and supplies for the cook out. Then the radio got busy with arrivals and Aviation City came to life.  There must have been close to 30 aircraft of all types fly in.

These guys know how to make a great burger and they served about 60 along with potato salad, slaw, baked beans ( although, whoever made the beans could have made more as they were great, wonder whose fault that was?)

Friends would like to say thanks for coming and please plan a trip to visit again soon. Thanks for all the great donations to support Aviation City.


We would love to see you all again this Saturday for our famous All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast in Hangar A-5 right here at Arcadia Municipal.





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This Saturday January 21 is our monthly All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast at Arcadia Municipal. So make your plans now to join us for the best pancakes anywhere plus sausage, OJ & coffee for only $6. All profits go to support Aviation City campground so come out to support this great facility. We begin serving about 9am.

Don’t forget if you are the pilot in command and do a touch & go upon arrival you will get breakfast free!!


On another note the  “Old Farts Flying Club”  will be flying in to have a cook out at Aviation City on Thursday. They are a group of pilots that plan gatherings at different locations for lunch. They will fly in from all over S. Florida to enjoy our facility. I’m told they could have anywhere from 20-40 aircraft fly in for the event.  Lets hope they have a great day. This type of use is one of the reasons we developed the site and we are very glad Aviation City is getting such great publicity and being used by the General Aviation Community.


If you are part of an aviation group please know that we encourage you to contact us about a possible visit to Aviation City for overnight camping or day trips. We can assist you in visiting local attractions and restaurants while here. We are available to help you plan your visit to Aviation City so your members can enjoy what Desoto County has to offer. Just go to our website and click on the airport camping tab to reserve your visit.


See you all Saturday the 21st !



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Four jam packed days of the coolest stuff sure to spark your engines!

“One of the World’s Greatest Adventure Vehicles”, SkyRunner® will be featured along with acres of sport aircraft, conventional aircraft, kit planes, powered parachutes, trikes, gyros, amphibians, and drones! You can demo exciting simulators, and take workshops to learn amazing stuff like how to build your own plane. Don’t worry there will be food trucks for re-fueling so you can keep going. Believe us… you’re going to want to! 

OK Friends make plans now to attend the Sebring EXPO click here  for more info.



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Friends of Arcadia Airport wishes each of you a wonderful Holiday Season.

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The weather Gods were with us this weekend and pilots from all over flew in to take advantage of it and join Friends of Arcadia Airport for breakfast at the hangar.

Someone counted over 40 aircraft flying in today and we had a great turn out from local residents as well. The griddle was pumping out pancakes all morning long and all of our helpers were not able to take a break as the guests just kept arriving by air and car. We even had about 6 motorcycles join in the mix.

Thanks to everyone that came and helped make the day a success and to everyone that flew in and drove in from near and far to support Friends of Arcadia Airport. Please tell your friends about your day here at X06.

Future breakfasts are on January 21, February 18, March 11 and April 15 which will wrap up this years flying season.   So circle those dates on your calendar right now.

We continue to get lots of good press with the latest being a short article about the Aviation City Flying Club and Friends of Arcadia Airport on page 33 of the January issue of AOPA PILOT Magazine. A longer version of this first appeared in the digital edition of AOPA E-Pilot a few months back. We are honored to also be featured in the print edition of this national publication of the largest aviation association in the world.


If you are a part of an aviation group why not plan to hold a gathering here at Aviation City soon. Contact us at :                                                                                                                           ( and we will assist you in making your event a success. more info


Thanks again for all the support today.

Friends of Arcadia Airport, Inc.

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Please join us for our monthly breakfast this Saturday December 17th. It should be another great day at the airport enjoying airplanes, friends  and the best pancakes you’ve ever had.  We sure appreciate your support. Hope to see you there !dscn1490



All you can eat pancakes, sausage, OJ & coffee only $6

Pilot in command gets a free breakfast for doing a touch & go upon arrival.

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We need your help

Friends of Arcadia Airport is seeking your assistance and participation with our events that raise money to support Aviation City. As with any all volunteer organization we have a few dedicated members that show up at the drop of the hat. The problem is we need a few more and we hope you will join us in our efforts so that we can continue to grow and make things happen that improve our airport and the GA community.

As you know we have developed a wonderful “on airport” campsite we call Aviation City.  We make it available 365 days a year so that pilots can fly in and just hang out or to reserve for an aviation related use or event.  This special place is not operated by the airport or the City of Arcadia but is totally dependent on Friends of Arcadia Airport.  Our group provides all the necessary support for the 3 acre campsite. We pay the rent, insurance, pump the portables, mow the site, keep everything in good condition and ready for the next visitor etc. We plan and schedule all the events that help promote our airport far and wide.

If you agree that this is good for general aviation and can spare some time we would love to have you get more active with the group to help us insure that Aviation City continues to be a showcase for Arcadia Airport.

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Saturday December 17 is our next pancake breakfast and we invite you to stop by and talk to us about how you can get involved in our fly-in events at Aviation City and our fundraiser All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfasts.

Thank you very much, we hope to see you soon at X06.

The Friends Board of Directors


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Happy Thanksgiving from Friends

turkeyFriends of Arcadia Airport’s board of directors wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving Day. We appreciate your support and hope to see you soon at X06.


George, Dave, Rickey, Ross & Bob

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Pistons & Props @ Sebring

sebring-eventMike Willingham from Sebring airport says ” If you fly in to this event you will get 2 free tickets , transportation to and from the track and a special fuel price” !

Tell them you found out about their event from Friends.


Friends of Arcadia Airport is getting lots of great press on Aviation City, our Fly-In/Camp-Out Center at X06. Make your reservations to fly in and camp out any day of the week now. website

Also check out this link to a recent article about Friends from  JD Journal   We are getting famous.

Hope to see you soon at Aviation City.

Friends of Arcadia Airport

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