2 SPECIAL EVENTS @ X06: Top Gun Spot Landing Contest and Fire Hub Concert

We hope you can join us at Arcadia Municipal for these January events.  Mark your calendars now for Saturdays January 5th and January 19th, 2019. Note: these are fly-in events.

January 5th will be the Top Gun Spot Landing contest with trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. First place prize will be $100 worth of 100LL from Arcadia Airport. Other prizes will be announced. Details are being worked on now with the airport manager Shelley Peacock.  We will post the event on the online events calendars and will also invite the public to come out to the airport and watch pilots hit the mark. Food will be part of the festivities. We have heard one local pilot say he has this in the bag and pilots from other airports should not even bother to show up. Are you up for the challenge?  To sign up for this event please contact airport manager Shelley at 863 494 7844 or email her at speacock@arcadia-fl.gov .

If you fly in and camp out to participate in the spot landing contest we will waive the airplane camping fee.


For our January 19th pancake breakfast we will be hosting a weekend fly in with a Free Fire Hub Concert Saturday evening after having dinner at a local restaurant. Three local artists will perform for us around the campfire. Keith Mathys and Luke Wilson, both local singers & guitarists, will perform a blend of folk, country and standards. Then Terry Stewart, Arcadia City Manager, who appears all over SW Florida with his one man show, will perform songs of the 40’s to contemporary for your listening pleasure.

For this multiple day event pilots may fly in Thursday thru Saturday to camp at Aviation City. After the 9am All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday campers will relax on the campsite enjoying the great Florida sunshine. Then about 4:30-5  pm the coach will arrive to provide transportation to the Reef & Beef restaurant for dinner. We have arranged two special priced dinners for our guests (steak or chicken). You may also order from the menu. After dinner the coach will take us all back to Aviation City for the concert. Make sure to bring your lawn chairs. We would appreciate you letting us know if you will attend so we have a head count at Friends@Foaa.us. Don’t miss this special fly-in  weekend event.

Hope to see you all here soon.

Friends Board of Directors

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