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.
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