Will you be Top Gun ?

Saturday January 5 is the day to prove your landing skills at Arcadia Municipal. If you think you have the  “right stuff ” come out and prove it. See the flyer below for times and contact info. Be sure to contact Shelley @ the number listed to register to participate. ( we have 8 pilots registered so far ) Trophies, prizes and bragging rights are on the line.

Jos Bakker will give the crowd a demo of helicopter agility with his Robinson R22  and Smoky Mountain BBQ will be there as well.  Bring your lawn chairs as this is a family event. Free to all.

Fly in on Friday to get some practice time and camp out at Aviation City for free if you participate on Saturday.


Check out the Idaho Aviation Associations January Newsletter @ https://idahoaviation.com/u/resources/274/January_2019_Flyline_online.pdf  for a story about Aviation City.( see page 9)

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Sign up now for Top Gun Spot Landing Contest

Merry Christmas:
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





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Breakfast Canceled for Saturday

Due to construction around the hangar our All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast has been canceled for this Saturday Dec. 15 at Arcadia Municipal.  See you Jan 19.

However don’t forget that Arcadia has cheap 100LL so if you are flying anywhere this week plan to stop by and buy fuel for only   $3.58 a gal. !!!

But wait , it gets better. At 8 am Friday thru Sunday you can get 100LL for only $3.40 per gal, Weekend Special. Jan 14- 16. 


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Top Gun Spot Landing Contest

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 @    speacock@arcadia-fl.gov 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 !


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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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Breakfast a hit.

Friends held our first of the season pancake breakfast and it was a huge success by any account. One pilot said he thought he was arriving at Sun-N-Fun as the pattern was full of aircraft all morning. Planes lined up to purchase cheap fuel and the ramp was jamb packed. We had in excess of 50 airplanes fly in today. Pancakes were going like “hot cakes” .

Thanks to everyone for joining us today to support Aviation City. Hope you all got to see the campsite with planes and tents. Remember if your aviation group would like to plan a day trip for a cook out or a multiple day fly in camping event we can help you with that.

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The ramp was full

cool morning but pancakes were hot

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No changes to camping fees

Hi Friends,

We recently discussed changing our camping fees as I felt with the added expense of insuring  and maintaining the recently acquired courtesy van that we could not keep up with our obligations financially. Well, we had one pilot cancel his reservation and we do not want that for sure. So we have agreed to keep the same $10 donation for tent camping per night in place for the time being. Most of our guests donate more than that but over all we may not be able to keep up.

Our goal has always been to attract pilots to visit X06 and Aviation City as well as support local businesses. We have been very successful in doing this and hope to be able to continue to do so. So please note there will be no price changes to visiting pilots and with the City now the main FBO and 100LL prices competitive things will continue to grow.

We hope you will visit Aviation City soon as your visits help us pay our bills associated with keeping Aviation City available to the GA community.

Don’t forget All You Can Eat Pancakes this Saturday at Arcadia Municipal. Pilot in command  eats free for doing a low pass upon arrival. 9 am. See you there !


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Great Group of Guests

We had a busy weekend at Aviation City with 6 of the  “We Be Flyin” crew flying in on Thursday and staying through Sunday mid day. We also had a couple from Beijing fly in Friday who used our newbie tent site. They stayed an extra night as they liked it so much here. Then on Saturday evening a Farther & son arrived to camp literally under wing ( no tent) .

What a great bunch of  pilots… the weekend involved canoe trips on the Peace and  trips to Publix with the courtesy van for supplies that stocked the fridge with goodies.

The best part is that with 6 aircraft and 10 people having a great time camping at Aviation City they left the restrooms and shelter in better condition than when they arrived. Thanks to everyone for visiting, hope to see you all again soon.  Shown here is 5 of the 6 We Be Flyin group and Vinzent Wang from Beijing.    

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Downtown Arcadia will hold its annual Veterans Day Parade on Monday the 12th starting at 10 am. This is a great old time parade with floats , horses, fire engines etc. A good family event. Fly in and our airport manager has offered to drive the Friends courtesy van full of visiting pilots into town and pick them up after. What a deal! You may call Shelley at the airport for more details. 863 -494-7844

Pancake season kicks off !

Mark your calendar for Saturday November 17 for the first Fly-In Pancake Breakfast of the season. 9 am. Arcadia Municipal…….. Don’t forget.

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Arcadia Bike Fest

Hi Pilots,  Plan to fly in and camp out to attend this great event in Arcadia this weekend. Reserve your airplane camping spot at  https://foaa.us/camping-reservations/



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