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 Drone Regulatory & Operational Update

Saturday, January 21, 2017, starting at 12:00 Eastern Standard Time 

Amanda Quevedo AST FAA FSDO SO19, Dwaine Parker FAAST Lead Rep

Join our discussion covering the latest and most important regulatory updates of FAR Part 107 which covers private drone operations.  
Everything you need to know to safely and legally operate drones.  

FREE pancake with sausage breakfast to all attendees from 10 am to Noon!  

The class will be held at 12:00 pm (NOON) to allow participants and guests to spend the rest of the day trekking / exploring the area. 

Overnight underwing Dry Camping permitted.  NOTE: Fuel purchases benefit the Everglades Airpark budget.

Everglades City, FL 34139

Fly to Everglades City Airport X01 or by vehicle follow the signs South from US 41 to E.C. Airpark. 

100 seats at the facility, 80 remaining for online registration.

South Florida FAASTeam FSDO 19
Harrison Matthew Simpson
Phone: (239) 643-4554




You and your passengers can land at X01 and rent a kayak or two at the Everglades National Park or from one of the many tour boat renters in town.  They will deliver the boats to the Park and pick them up when you return.  This is a great way to see up close the areas that you just flew over. 

You too can get stuck in the mangroves..... Great Fun!

The next Pancake Fly In is January 21st,  stay tuned for further



Stone Crab Season opened October 1st

fly in to Everglades Airpark and fly out with a cooler filled with these delicious treats for your Holiday celebrations

Check inside the terminal building for a list of local restaurants or click here for a copy of the Mullet Rapper with listings

Most will provide free delivery to the airport and also offer a free ride to restaurants for dining before departing



Snook fishing season opened September 1, 2016 and you can find some of the finest snook fishing anywhere on earth right here in Everglades City.

Our local fishing guides know all of the secret best places in the 10,000 islands to hook onto these challenging sport fish.

Find ads for guides here 
or check around town for local listings. 


The Collier County Airport Authority has agreed to pursue a study of the feasibility of establishing a seaplane landing area and ramp at the Everglades Airpark.  

The preferred sea lane location and alignment (for takeoff and landing) has been determined to be in Chokoloskee Bay west of and parallel to the existing paved landside runway. Much of the surrounding airspace is already protected as a result of the existing hard surfaced runway. 

Placement of sea lane marker buoys would require additional approvals from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and might require a submerged lands lease from the State of Florida. Sea lane markers require periodic maintenance as well as United States Coast Guard approval prior to installation.
Therefore, given the presence of nautical traffic in the bay, regulatory and maintenance considerations, a marked sea lane is not a recommended option in this case.

Due the uniqueness of the location, additional effort will be required to determine the actual or potential environmental impact and mitigating these impacts. 

Mayor Sammy Hamilton has appointed Mike Klein, former chairman of the Collier County Airport Authority, to represent the City in monitoring and reporting to him on progress of this endeavor. 
For further information you can contact Mike at