Reminder of the Turf Runway Grand Opening

Great things are happening with Friends of Arcadia Airport!

Don’t forget to come out Saturday August 24 th for the Turf Runway Grand Opening!

Opening ceremony/ribbon cutting will be at 11:00am-  please be here at 10:00 am so we can go over safety procedures.

Expect to land on the paved runway 6/24 then we will line you up on the Turf Taxi for take off and great landings while the Spectator’s enjoy the show.

This will be a GREAT time,  food trucks onsite with a variety of different types of food. Meals starting at $5.00.

We’re hoping for good weather,fingers crossed…

Remember to fuel up before you leave Arcadia Airport appreciates your fuel purchases.

 

Friends of Arcadia Airport 🛩

Call the airport if you have questions. 863-494-7844

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When the Clock goes Tic-Tock

When the clock goes Tic-Tock, things change, and the Friends of Arcadia Airport are no different.

I am pleased to announce that the FOAA has added a few more board of directors to its staff, which I believe will strengthen the organization.   Shelley Peacock has volunteered and has been elected as the new Vice President taking over my spot, I can say from experience, it’s a tough position.   Shelley is the current airport manager and brings her experience along with her.   Dennis Kirk has been elected as an acting board member, and as many of you know Dennis was the owner of the Nav-A-Gator, a small marina and restaurant on the Peace River.   He is the owner of an amphibian and loves to spot fish from the air, then gets them to the dinner table.  I am sure his business experience will help keep FOAA moving forward.

All board member and officers hold pilot certificates and have a passion for aviation along with a strong desire to help the airport,  we also put out the best pancake breakfast!

The mission of the Friends of Arcadia Airport is to promote the Arcadia Airport.  We have accomplished this by making it a destination in several different ways;  Aviation City Fly in/Camp out, Spot Landing Contest, low fuel prices, Crew Car, Promoting local activities, and above all, it’s a nice environment where the people greet you with a smile.

Our pancake breakfast will be held in Aviation City Campground this year  the third Saturday of the month starting in November.   The money received will go towards airport improvements and the upkeep of the Courtesy van.

I would like to thank each and everyone of you for supporting the FOAA and the Arcadia Airport.  We hope to see you August 24th at 11:00 am for the Turf Runway Grand Opening. Plan to land on 6/24 until we announce the opening for the Turf Runway 14/32.

We hope to get some great photos of all the planes on the Turf as this will be an exciting day for all of us.  We are inviting the community to come out and watch you take off and land and see all the nice planes. Food trucks will be onsite for meals starting at $5.00,

If you need additional info contact the airport 863-494-7844

look forward to seeing you-

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Turf Runway Grand Opening

GRAND OPENING~~~Block out your calendar for Saturday August 24th  to come out and land on our new improved TURF RUNWAY!   This Grand Opening is what everyone has been waiting for!  New fresh grass covering all 2400 feet of runway, rolled and manicured for your liking.  We’re inviting our community out to come watch you land here.  

Food Trucks will be onsite next to the Turf Runway. Meals starting at $5.00 and up!  Bring the family out for a fun filled day from 11:00 am- 3:00 pm.   

Can’t wait to see you soon!! 😉

For more information contact  Airport Manager Shelley Peacock at Speacock@arcadia-fl.gov

 

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On the List!

I am very proud to announce that Arcadia Municipal Airport has been picked to be a “nominee” for the best General Aviation Airport in Florida for 2019.

I am sure you can imagine how excited we were when  FDOT contacted us and said we were one of six airports in the State in the finals.  The final results will be August 3rd, We sure hope our hard work and community efforts are recognized by a big win.  This is huge for us when you realize a total of 109 General Aviation Airports have this chance and they are down to 7 for Nominee and we’re one of them.

We are sure many of you have seen and experienced how nice and convenient the awning over the fuel farm is.  This was paid for by the Friends of the Arcadia Airport from monies received from pancake breakfast this past year.   The year before they built restrooms and showers for campers that camped at “Aviation City ” which was built the year before restrooms and showers.  Friends of Arcadia Airport received a vehicle donation that help pilots leave the airport in the courtesy car to go have lunch in town and this helps boost our economic growth in Arcadia.

During these days it’s getting harder to find courtesy cars at airports and this wouldn’t be possible without Friends of Arcadia Airport and their  1,000 members!  We are sure it’s very noticeable that when local pilots  & aviation enthusiast work toward a common goal, good things happen!

The grass Runway has been designed and constructed for a better drainage, we are waiting on the grass to grow in ( it’s looking great) and we are hoping that within a month or two we will have our Grand Opening!   Grand Opening date coming soon….

We have an updated Master Plan with Grants for new Taxiway’s and other major improvements.  We are always looking to improve our airport.

I would like to thank everyone involved in participating, planning or funding the great things happening at our Airport.  We greatly appreciate you as a member and thankful to have reached a 1,000 members.  We  hope to see you soon!

 

Shelley Peacock, Airport Manager X06

Speacock@Arcadia-fl.gov

863-494-7844

 

 

 

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Airport Improvements

The City appreciates the nice new awning over the fuel farm.  This is a GREAT improvement to our airport.  Friends of Arcadia Airport paid for this and the fuel customers are already noticing the big difference that it makes!! Thank you for your donations and your visits to our pancake fly-ins last season.   This is how your money was spent! 

Thank you- Shelley Peacock, Airport Manager X06

 

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