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1/08/2018

FLYING PANCAKES

First of the season Fly-in Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, January 20th 2018
 Hosted by Wings Aerotours

Show your support for our recovery
Your participation will help to emphasize the importance and value of X01 to the Everglades community

   Chuck Gretzke will be flipping the flapjacks and rolling the sausages from 10AM til noon leaving plenty of time afterward to visit the National Park next door and talk to the Rangers about their Everglades National Park hurricane recovery efforts
   
Hurricane Irma hangar damage


12/15/2017

PEDAL POWER

Hurricane recovery moving along at 2 wheel speed!

Brand new bicycles for fly-in visitors!


Fly in early, get a bike to work off that cockpit stiffness by touring the town to see the progress of hurricane recovery efforts and take a few photos for the folks back home.  
The town is about a mile long and a half mile wide.  You could pedal the whole place in about an hour.

You could also take the bike path for an additional tour of Chokoloskee.  It's a level ride along the bay and an easy pedal - barring any headwinds of course.
Chokoloskee with Everglades City to the North

 


Once there you might want to check out the Havana Cafe for great food or even just a cafe con leche for the ride back.


3/25/2015

WILDERNESS QUIETNESS

The National Park System under Federal jurisdiction includes many locations with unique values that merit special environmental protection. 
Some areas provide opportunities for solitude and natural quiet and allow visitors to experience nature unaffected by civilization. 



VOLUNTARY PRACTICES FOR PILOTS
  1. Avoidance of noise-sensitive areas, if practical, is preferable to overflight at relatively low altitudes.
    b. Pilots operating aircraft over noise-sensitive areas should make every effort to fly not less than 2,000 feet above ground level. 
The intent of the 2,000 feet AGL recommendation is to reduce potential interference with wildlife and complaints caused by low flying aircraft over noise-sensitive areas.

   c. Departure from or arrival to an airport, climb after take-off, and descent for landing should be made so as to avoid prolonged flight at low altitudes near noise-sensitive areas.

To truly appreciate the tranquility of Everglades National Park, you can rent a canoe or kayak in town or at the park, or sign up for a ranger guided canoe tour out into the 10,000 islands.

3/04/2014

LAST AND FIRST STOP


When you’re in the area for Florida's many aviation events,  and decide to take an aftershow or anytime trip to the Florida Keys you may want to put X01 as one of your waypoints.  We are the last stop on the Gulf coast before crossing to the Keys.  We are also the first stop on your return flight.   

Our 100LL is generally around two dollars less per gallon than anywhere on the Keys and is also highly competitive in the region.

If you decide to head on out to Key West you should consider the route carefully.  X01 to KEYW direct is about 90 plus miles mostly over open water.  Unless you’re in a twin or amphibian and if you have a problem you will most likely end up making a splash landing into Florida Bay.  A more prudent choice would be to follow the Florida coastline to Cape Sable and cross over less open water, with lots of smaller land masses, toward Marathon Key (KMTH).  The distance is about 80 miles and offers a lot more to look at.  From there to Key West is another 40 miles that adds 15 minutes to your flight time.   
Your passengers will feel more comfortable and you will add a few more minutes to your logbook. 
  Make sure to check the Aerostat Balloon notifications.