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Monday, May 9, 2011

TELL US YOUR EXPERIENCE AT X01

For it's size, Everglades airport may be one of the most popular places for swapping stories and opinions and for leisurely stopovers or friendly visits in the whole of southwest Florida. Here are just a few of the recent comments posted on the AirNav website; why not add yours after your next visit and let us know if there is some way we can enhance your trip even more.

From Taylor Robinson on 25-Mar-2011
This is a wonderful little airport to visit. Close to town a couple of neat hotels and great food. Everyone is very nice. Great scenery too!
From Billy Byers on 22-Mar-2011
What a great old Florida airstrip! Nathan was very helpful, Pancake Breakfast was perfect for us since we camped under the awing the night before! Make sure you stop in and visit the City!!! Its great and they WANT your business, great hospitality!
From Ed Fischer on 31-Dec-2010
Excellent, friendly small-town facility. Stayed overnight at Ivey House (excellent), and ate twice at Camellia St. Grill (fabulous local food, wacky decor); both are about one mile from airport. Also, Everglades Visitor Center, with 90-minute boat rides, kayak/canoe tours, etc. Is about one mile from airport (opposite direction from town). And check out the Everglades City Museum! Rod and Gun Club is worth a peek inside even if you don't eat there.
From Mace Horoff on 22-Dec-2010
I flew in here numerous times over the last 17 years--great place! Yesterday I got to go around twice after using the Marco Island AWOS for wind. It indicated a crosswind, but it was blowing straight down 33, which is the runway I was using. I had a hard time spotting the windsock (it's on the approach end of 15) until I was flying past it the second time. No one answered Unicom. It would be nice if they put a second windsock on the field. Lesson learned - be certain of the wind direction before landing based on local references! X01 is a nice airport and Everglades City is a visit to old Florida.
From Ron Ferraiuolo, N739XL on 11-Nov-2010
On approach, Al gave me plenty of detailed info on the crosswind so that I was prepared. Upon arrival, Al was loaded with info as to airboat rides and where to eat. All worked out fine, including a free ride into town and free ride back to the airport. GREAT friendly place and we will be back. THANKS Al for all your help.
From Carlos Claudio on 03-Aug-2010
This is a great stop to enjoy the view. Friendly people. Heather's coffee blend is the best. Don't forget to land on the numbers at 1.3 Vso.
From Ed Ross on 07-Mar-2010
Flew in for a Sunday lunch. The FBO was clean and the gentleman at the desk was very helpful. It was our first time so we did not know where to go to eat. There is a book in the FBO with all of the restaurants listed. We chose the TRIAD Seafood Restaurant. The food was hot, fresh and delicious. We even took back a couple of pounds of stone crab on ice. Did not need to rent the bikes as someone from the restaurant came to pick us up and bring us back...Only about a mile away. The self-serve pump worked fine. Most of the parking is on the grass and the ground was firm. Fun, scenic place... Will definitely come back.