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-