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4/23/2018

 Come on Down!

SATURDAY APRIL 28, 2018

Everglades City will be celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the opening of the Tamiami Trail and the 20th Anniversary of the Museum of the Everglades.  

Tamiami Trail Opening Day April 26, 1928

    





Celebrate with us
10:00am: Booths Open, Coffee & Bake Sale
                 Walking Tour of Historic Buildings - Meet at Museum
11:00am: OPENING CEREMONY - City Hall 
               Welcome & Introduction of Dignitaries
                Collier speech read by Barron Collier III
11:30am: GRANDE PARADE around the City Center
                 BBQ ($10), Sons of the Confederacy
12:00nn: Naples Dixieland Jazz Band Performance
1:00pm: Historical Re-Enactors - Museum Theatre
2:00pm: Guest Speaker Jonathan Ullman:
              “Trailblazers: The Perilous Story of the Tamiami Trail”
3:00pm: Old-Timers’ Story-Telling _ Museum Theatre
4:00pm: Afternoon Tea and Birthday Cake - Historic Rod & Gun Club
reservations requested, RSVP to FME_98@hotmail.com
Free Entry. Festivities Hosted by
Friends of the Museum of the Everglades
www.evergladesmuseum.org

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 could end up making a splash landing into Florida Bay.  A more prudent choice would be to follow the Florida coastline to Flamingo, then a heading of about 150 degrees to cross over less open water, with lots of smaller land masses, toward Islamorada.  
Stay to the south side of the keys to stay clear of the aerostat balloon.
The route will add about another 10 or 15 minutes to Key West; 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.