Start practicing now for the spot landing contest to be held at Arcadia Airport on January 5th. The trophy’s are shown below for the 3 top winners. Prizes will include $100 worth of 100LL, certificates for free pancake breakfasts and free camping at Aviation City. So give Shelley a call at the airport at 863-494-7844 to sign up to participate. We hope to have a helicopter doing some maneuvers for the spectators as well as Smoky Mountain Smokin’ Pig BBQ on hand. So come on out to show off your landing skills and perhaps be the Top Gun and have your name in the local paper. If you fly in and camp out at Aviation City to participate in the contest we will waive the camping fees. When you register with Shelley to participate in the contest let her know you plan to camp out at Aviation City that weekend.
Bring the family to watch the event as the public is invited.
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Special Event January 19, 2019:
Another upcoming family event is on the January 19 Pancake Breakfast weekend. Fly in to camp out at Aviation City on Friday and then enjoy great All You Can Eat Pancakes Saturday morning. Saturday during the day hang out at the campground with other pilots and families telling scud running stories or go into Arcadia and check out all the antique shops. Saturday evening transportation provided by coach to the local Reef & Beef Restaurant for a self pay dinner ( we have arranged special pricing for our guests) followed by a concert with 3 local entertainers around the campfire. Concert provided by Keith Mathys- singer guitarist, Luke Wilson- singer guitarist and special guest, Arcadia City Administrator , Terry Stewart – singer extraordinaire. Camp under wing again on Saturday night, fly home on Sunday or stay longer if you like. Watch for full details in an email blast on this event soon. However, you may want to register for the weekend now on our website to secure your space. https://foaa.us/camping-reservations/ Please mention how many in your party for camping and dinner on Saturday evening.
This email goes out to a special group of people, you have all signed up because you have an interest in Arcadia Airport and Aviation City. Thanks to each and every one of you for your strong support of Friends of Arcadia Airport and our efforts to help this airport grow. We are proud to have the full support of the City Administrator, City Council and Airport Manager . This group is about 775 strong and still growing. The Friends Board of Directors wishes each of you a wonderful Christmas and a healthy New Year. George, Rickey, Ross, Dave, Doug , Paul & Greg
Special Event weekend: January 5, 2019. Please help us spread the word about the Top Gun Spot Landing Contest. See flyer below and post at your local airport. If you need a file of the flyer just reply to this email and I will send you a copy to print out or send on to your friends.
First prize is $100 worth of 100LL at X06, trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place plus other prizes to be announced. Dont miss this chance to become the Top Gun. Contact Shelley @ firstname.lastname@example.org to register to participate and if you fly in and camp out we will waive the camping fee for the weekend… register for camping a https://foaa.us/camping-reservations/
X06 100LL is now $3.58 come and get it !
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 email@example.com .
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