2269 SE AC Polk Jr Dr
Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: (863) 494-7844
Contact: George Chase
An airport campsite developed by members of a Florida aviation community is becoming a popular spot for pilots in search of recreation destinations.
The nonprofit group Friends of Arcadia Airport dedicated more than three years and 450 volunteer hours to making Aviation City, a fly in/camp out center at Arcadia Municipal Airport, ready for visitors.
“We designed the site to allow aircraft to taxi right onto the campsite and push back under beautiful oaks and pitch a tent,” said George Chase, president of the Friends of Arcadia Airport. “We then raised all the necessary funds to build the pilot shelter, fire pit and other amenities.”
Aircraft and pilots participate in Arcadia Municipal Airport's Millennial Wings Fly-In/Camp-Out at Aviation City. Friends of Arcadia Airport worked for three years to develop the flying and camping center designed to allow aircraft and their pilots to taxi directly to scenic wooded campsites complete with a pilot’s shelter, fire pits, and other amenities.
As a support group for Arcadia Airport (located 41 nautical miles east-southeast of Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport) it has been a priority of the Friends to bring growth to the airport, which offers a 3,700-foot-by-75-foot paved runway, a 2,780-by-140-foot unpaved strip, and two GPS instrument approaches.
Use: Open to public
Attended: 8am-5pm daily
FSS: St. Petersburg (PIE) 727-531-1495
ARTCC: Miami Center
ASOS: PGD 135.675
Communications: 123.0 CTAF/UNICOM
Wind Indicator: Lighted
Lights: Dusk – Dawn Rwy 6/24 -- 3, 5 or 8 clicks CTAF
Traffic pattern: Left
T.P.Alt. 800 ft. agl
Elv: 60ft. MSL
Runway 6/24 Paved 3,700ft X 75ft / lights
Runway 13/31 Turf 2,780ft X 140ft