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1/17/2015



PANCAKE FLY-IN
and
FLYING OVER THE NATIONAL PARK

 Hosted by Wings 10,000 Islands Tours
Everglades Airpark 

Saturday, February 21
Beginning at 10:00 am.  
For more info, telephone Chuck at 239-695-3296

 PARK RULES AND FAA REGULATIONS FOR OPERATIONS OVER AND WITHIN THE EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK AREA
*rescheduled for March 21st.  Check back for details

   
THE TAXIWAY FINAL

     After many months of environmental andengineering studies and permit application,work has been completed on the extension of the south taxiway at Everglades Airpark.

   Prior to the extended taxiway, it was necessary for pilots to back taxi on the runway in order to take advantage of the full length of the runway for departure to the north. At busy times this would cause delays for other aircraft in the departure lineup, and also had the potential of conflicting with incoming landings from
the south.

     The costs for permitting, engineering, and construction were originally estimated at $282,963, which included an update to the Airport Layout Plan, a Design Update, and an Environmental Update to satisfy FAA grant assurances. The FAA portion of the funding amounted to $257,332.50, with the remainder financed by Collier County. Actual completed cost came in at $257,419; a reduction of $25,544 primarily due to careful attention of construction expenditures by project and airport manager Bob Tweedie.

     Thanks to financial support from Collier County, Florida Department of Transportation, and the Federal Aviation Administration - and constant vigilance by Mayor Sammy - the airport remains a valuable property asset of Everglades City without placing undue burden on our local taxpayers. In addition, according to FDOT, the airport annually provides over a half million dollars of economic activity in the local region.



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, 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.