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
Things are slow this time of year at Aviation City. We have been getting lots of rain so the grass is looking great on both circular taxiways at the site.
We are still seeking a loaner car so please keep your ears and eyes open for one for Aviation City. We can give the donor a full tax deduction for the donation.
Now is the time to plan your fly-in visit for this fall or winter. We now have a very nice 9ft x 13ft tent for families to use when visiting. Our plan is to have it set up during the season and ready to go to make it easier for a family to fly in and camp out. Visitors will now also have access to a fridge for cold storage along with our camp stove and other camping supplies to make your stay easier. And don’t forget those nice hot showers. So make your plans now.
See you in the fall !
George, Ross,Rickey,Dave, Paul, Doug & Greg
Our new Facebook page has been hacked I guess. A few days after the page first appeared I got a notice from Facebook saying there had been some strange activity on the page. It had blocked access. I can not get to view the site to reset anything and therefore can not monitor or post anything. So the Facebook page “Aviation City Arcadia Florida” is out of my control at this time. As soon as possible I will shut it down but who knows when that may be possible. I would advise any of you that have visited or posted to the site not to do that anymore. I have got a number of emails from our email list asking us not to stop the email blasts and I can assure you that those will continue as usual.
Thanks very much.
People keep asking when we will be on Facebook? Well, we have finally done it. It is always hard to add another project or job to a group of volunteers but we hope the effort is worth it. We will see.
Please visit our Facebook page at: xxx
Our page title is Aviation City Arcadia Florida so please check it out and make a post or comment. If you have visited us please tell us your thoughts on the Aviation City Campground and even post a photo or two.
Help us spread the word on Facebook and encourage your Friends to visit our new page. If anyone has any suggestions for the page please let us know as we are still learning the lingo and trying to make it happen.
This post will go out to our over 700 email list so with those numbers we should be able to get the word out to thousands of Facebook followers with your help. So check out the Facebook page for Aviation City Arcadia Florida and LIKE & FOLLOW US.
We are working on a few off season projects for the campground in between the rain storms. Thanks for your support and we hope to see you camping at Aviation City soon.
Friends Board of Directors
George, Rickey, Ross, Dave, Paul, Doug & Greg