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Fun Flying Destinations in Florida Loxahatchee and Lion Country Safari

 

Hello Aviators today’s  day trip flies into West Palm Beach, Florida and ends up in  stunning  Lion Country Safari-Florida’s only drive-through safari and walk-through amusement park invites you to spend the day on safari with over 900 animals. With animal displays and encounters, animal feeding experiences, 6 rides, water spray ground, food, shopping and more, you are sure to have a memorable experience at Lion Country Safari.

2003 Lion Country Safari Road  Loxahatchee, FL 33470

(561) 793-1084

 

 

Open Daily
WEEKDAYS
Open Daily at 10am
   Admission Gate Closes at 4pm
   Park Closes at 5pm
WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS ONLY
Gates Open at 9:30am
   Admission Gate Closes at 4:30pm
   Park Closes at 5:30pm
Admission (per person plus tax):
Regular (ages 10-64): $28.50
Seniors (ages 65 and over): $25.50
Children (ages 3-9): $21.00
Toddlers (ages 0-2): FREE

Parking: $6 per vehicle
Buy online and save $2 per ticket.

Airport Information

FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 20 SEPTEMBER 2012

Location

FAA Identifier: PBI
Lat/Long: 26-40-59.4000N / 080-05-44.1000W
26-40.990000N / 080-05.735000W
26.6831667 / -80.0955833
(estimated)
Elevation: 20 ft. / 6.1 m (surveyed)
Variation: 06W (2010)
From city: 3 miles W of WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 33406

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Sectional chart: MIAMI
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: MIAMI CENTER
FSS: MIAMI FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: PBI (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Lights: SS-SR
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Fire and rescue: ARFF index D
International operations: international airport of entry
US CUSTOMS USER FEE ARPT.

Airport Communications

UNICOM: 122.95
WX ASOS: 123.75 (561-683-2548)
PALM BEACH GROUND: 121.9 284.6
PALM BEACH TOWER: 119.1 257.8 118.75 384.6
PALM BEACH APPROACH: 124.6(NORTH) 125.2(SOUTH) 317.4(NORTH)
PALM BEACH DEPARTURE: 125.2 128.3(NORTH) 343.6(SOUTH)
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 121.6
CLASS C: 125.2(SOUTH) 128.3(NORTH) 343.6(SOUTH)
CLASS C /S: 127.35(SOUTH)
CLASS C IC: 124.6(NORTH) 317.4(NORTH)
D-ATIS: 123.75
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
FINAL APCH: 125.0
WX AWOS-3 at LNA (5 nm S): 119.925 (561-964-0308)
WX AWOS-3 at F45 (12 nm NW): 119.975 (561-630-6932)
WX AWOS-3 at BCT (18 nm S): 121.125 (561-391-2696)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance VOR name Freq Var
PBI at field PALM BEACH VORTAC 115.70 03W
PHKr101/32.5 PAHOKEE VORTAC 115.40 00E
FLLr006/36.7 FORT LAUDERDALE VOR/DME 116.50 00E
NDB name Hdg/Dist Freq Var ID
RUBIN 096/6.1 356 03W PB  .–. -…
UNITED 140/18.7 405 03W UTX  ..- – -..-
PLANTATION 014/33.7 242 03W PJN  .–. .— -.

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: HIGH/LOW
Bulk oxygen: HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

Runway 10L/28R

Dimensions: 10000 x 150 ft. / 3048 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity:
Single wheel: 85.0
Double wheel: 200.0
Double tandem: 400.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 10L RUNWAY 28R
Latitude: 26-40.992515N 26-40.912390N
Longitude: 080-06.502178W 080-04.666905W
Elevation: 19.2 ft. 15.9 ft.
Gradient: 0.1% 0.1%
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 099 magnetic, 093 true 279 magnetic, 273 true
Displaced threshold: 1199 ft. 813 ft.
Declared distances: TORA:10000 TODA:10000 ASDA:10000 LDA:8800 TORA:10000 TODA:10000 ASDA:10000 LDA:9187
Markings: precision, in good condition precision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path) 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdown, rollout touchdown, rollout
Approach lights: MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Runway end identifier lights: yes
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS LOC/GS

Runway 14/32

Dimensions: 6931 x 150 ft. / 2113 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity:
Single wheel: 100.0
Double wheel: 180.0
Double tandem: 325.0
Dual double tandem: 400.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
Operational restrictions: ENGINEERED MATERIALS ARRESTING SYSTEM (EMAS) 222 FT IN LENGTH BY 170 FEET IN WIDTH LOCATED AT THE DEPARTURE END OF RY 14.
RUNWAY 14 RUNWAY 32
Latitude: 26-41.509953N 26-40.698542N
Longitude: 080-06.241390W 080-05.343713W
Elevation: 17.0 ft. 15.7 ft.
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 141 magnetic, 135 true 321 magnetic, 315 true
Displaced threshold: no 418 ft.
Declared distances: TORA:6931 TODA:6931 ASDA:6000 LDA:6000 TORA:6931 TODA:6931 ASDA:6931 LDA:6513
Markings: nonprecision, in good condition nonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path) 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yes yes
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights
Obstructions: 84 ft. trees, 3000 ft. from runway, 150 ft. right of centerline, 33:1 slope to clear 32 ft. road, 200 ft. from runway, 250 ft. left of centerline
APCH RATIO 38:1 FM DSPLCD THLD; TREES 2118 FT OUT & 375 FT L.

Runway 10R/28L

Dimensions: 3213 x 75 ft. / 979 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity:
Single wheel: 25.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 10R RUNWAY 28L
Latitude: 26-40.871405N 26-40.845602N
Longitude: 080-06.377323W 080-05.787678W
Elevation: 17.0 ft. 13.5 ft.
Gradient: 0.1% 0.1%
Traffic pattern: right left
Runway heading: 099 magnetic, 093 true 279 magnetic, 273 true
Declared distances: TORA:3213 TODA:3213 ASDA:3213 LDA:3213 TORA:3213 TODA:3213 ASDA:3213 LDA:3213
Markings: basic, in good condition basic, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left 4-light PAPI on right
Runway end identifier lights: yes yes
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: PALM BEACH COUNTY
BLDG 846-PALM BEACH INTL
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33406
Phone 561-471-7420
Manager: BRUCE V PELLY
BLDG 846-PALM BEACH INTL
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33406
Phone 561-471-7412

 

Directions From Palm Beach International to Lion Country Safari

Head east toward James L Turnage Blvd

Continue straight 0.8 miles then make slight left to stay on James L Turnage

Drive 0.2 miles slight right  to continue further on James L Turnage

Drive 300 ft continue on Australian ave.

then merge onto FL-700 Us-98 Southern Blvd

Drive 15.0 miles turn right onto Lion Country Safari rd. destination will be on the right

Fly In Florida Destination Crystal River and the Plantation Inn Golf Resort & Spa

Hello Aviators! Todays destination is Crystal River and the Plantation Inn Golf Resort. This is a great place to drop in for brunch.   The restaurant, which is located to the back of the Inn, has wonderful views of the gazebo, gardens, pool and river. The inn is just a couple miles from the airport and can be walked, but if you call they will pick you up. The grounds of Plantation Inn are very well manicured and the buildings stately.  I apologize, but at this time we have no information to add regarding lodging or golf.  We hope to get back soon to spend a weekend and discover all this west coast oasis has to offer. The food was really good, the service was excellent and the facility was nicely decorated.  The atmosphere was likewise very pleasant and unhurried. And the price moderate, if I recall, around $20 per person.  This place is a keeper….  When you need a sure thing, this is the place to visit. Did I mention you can swim with and feed manatee’s!!

 

 

Crystal River Airport Information

Location

FAA Identifier: CGC
Lat/Long: 28-52-03.4000N / 082-34-26.8000W
28-52.056667N / 082-34.446667W
28.8676111 / -82.5741111
(estimated)
Elevation: 8.9 ft. / 2.7 m (surveyed)
Variation: 05W (2010)
From city: 3 miles SE of CRYSTAL RIVER, FL
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 34429

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Sectional chart: JACKSONVILLE
Control tower: no
ARTCC: JACKSONVILLE CENTER
FSS: SAINT PETERSBURG FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: CGC (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0700-1900
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT MIRL RY 09/27, REIL RY 09, 27 – CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.725
WX AWOS-3: 118.325 (352-563-6600)
JACKSONVILLE APPROACH: 118.6
JACKSONVILLE DEPARTURE: 118.6
WX AWOS-3 at INF (14 nm E): 119.975 (352-341-0264)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance VOR name Freq Var
OCFr224/26.0 OCALA VORTAC 113.70 00E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MINOR
Powerplant service: MINOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 9/27

Dimensions: 4557 x 75 ft. / 1389 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 9 RUNWAY 27
Latitude: 28-52.038235N 28-52.031545N
Longitude: 082-34.705598W 082-33.851877W
Elevation: 6.6 ft. 7.8 ft.
Gradient: 0.1% 0.1%
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 096 magnetic, 091 true 276 magnetic, 271 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good condition nonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path) 2-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yes yes
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights
Obstructions: 15 ft. road, 395 ft. from runway, 13:1 slope to clear
APCH SLOPE 26:1 TO EOR.
15 ft. road, 350 ft. from runway, 10:1 slope to clear
APCH SLOPE 23:1 TO EOR.

Runway 18/36

Dimensions:  2666 x 100 ft. / 813 x 30 m
Surface: turf, in good condition
Runway edge markings:  18/36 MKD WITH WHITE PIPES EVERY 200 FT.
RUNWAY 18 RUNWAY 36
Latitude: 28-52.315840N 28-51.875858N
Longitude: 082-34.733695W 082-34.732702W
Elevation: 6.1 ft. 5.7 ft.
Gradient:  0.1% 0.1%
Traffic pattern:  left left
Runway heading: 185 magnetic, 180 true 005 magnetic, 360 true
Displaced threshold:  192 ft.
18/36 DSPLCD THRS MKD WITH GREEN PIPES. BLDGS & FENCE 40 FT FROM CNTRLN BOTH SIDES OF DSPLCD THLD.
819 ft.
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights
Obstructions: 14 ft. bldg, 92 ft. from runway, 65 ft. right of centerline, 6:1 slope to clear
RY 18, APCH RATIO 20:1 TO DSPLCD THLD; 16 FT BLDG 137 FT, 70 FT R.
6 ft. fence, 38 ft. from runway, 6:1 slope to clear
RY 36 APCH RATIO 20:1 TO DSPLCD THLD; 62 FT TREES 428 FT 0B.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CITRUS COUNTY
110 NORTH APOPKA AVE
INVERNESS, FL 34450
Phone 352-637-9400
CONTACT PERSON: QUINCY WYLUPEK 3600 WEST SOVEREIGN PATH, SUITE 241, LACANTO FL, 34461 352-527-5488 FAX; 352-527-5482
Manager: THOMAS DAVIS
PO BOX 2050
CRYSTAL RIVER, FL 34423
Phone 352-795-6868
AIRPORT PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 718 NORTH LINDBERGH DRIVE, CRYSTAL RIVER, FL 34429 352-795-6868 FAX: 352-795-1730

Helpful Numbers  Enterprise
Rental Car
100 yards 352-563-5511
Best Western 2 miles 352-795-3171
Days Inn 3 miles 352-795-2111
Plantation Inn 1 mile 352-795-4211
Ramada Inn 7 miles 352-628-4311

Fly Into Williston Municipal Airport and Pyper Cub Cafe

Hello aviators today’s trip is to Pyper Cub Cafe in Williston Florida! This restaurant is located inside Williston Municipal airport.

Interesting Information

Williston Municipal Airport (X60) is the former Montbrook Army Air Field for WWII B-17, B-24 and B-25 bombers. Now, one will find an efficient airport surrounded by a now pristine 2,000+acre industrial park that is the future economic engine for the city.

An Automated Weather Observation Station (AWOS) was recently installed and has been approved by the FAA and has been formally commissioned. For current weather conditions, the AWOS assigned frequency is 118.425 and the telephone access number is 352-528-9949.

Restaurant Information

The Pyper Kub serves breakfast (all day) and lunch. Tables are available inside or outside on Dave’s Deck (where you will usually find Dave), with a view of the runways. The Pyper Kub is located just outside main gate of the airport where you can watch your plane being refueled while you have lunch.
The Pyper Kub’s menu includes strip steaks, wings, shrimp, fish, as well as two sizes of hamburgers and hot dogs.

Taxi up, eat lunch and watch your plane being fueled and your friends arrive.

 

Williston Municipal Airport

FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 20 SEPTEMBER 2012

Location

FAA Identifier: X60
Lat/Long: 29-21-20.5804N / 082-28-18.1186W
29-21.343007N / 082-28.301977W
29.3557168 / -82.4716996
(estimated)
Elevation: 76 ft. / 23.2 m (surveyed)
Variation: 04W (2000)
From city: 2 miles SW of WILLISTON, FL
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 32696

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 02/1944
Sectional chart: JACKSONVILLE
Control tower: no
ARTCC: JACKSONVILLE CENTER
FSS: GAINESVILLE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: GNV (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0800-DUSK
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT HIRL RY 05/23 – CTAF. PAPI RYS 05 & 23 OPER CONTINUOUSLY.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
WX AWOS-3: 118.425 (352-528-9949)
JACKSONVILLE APPROACH: 118.6
JACKSONVILLE DEPARTURE: 118.6
WX AWOS-3 at OCF (17 nm SE): 128.125 (352-237-8525)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance VOR name Freq Var
OCFr310/16.7 OCALA VORTAC 113.70 00E
GNVr211/22.7 GATORS VORTAC 116.20 04W
CTYr118/33.5 CROSS CITY VORTAC 112.00 02W
NDB name Hdg/Dist Freq Var ID
PALATKA 248/38.8 243 05W IAK  .. .- -.-

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 5/23

Dimensions: 6668 x 100 ft. / 2032 x 30 m
Surface: concrete, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity:
Single wheel: 46.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 5 RUNWAY 23
Latitude: 29-21.155000N 29-21.934000N
Longitude: 082-28.594000W 082-27.707000W
Elevation: 73.8 ft. 70.9 ft.
Gradient: 0.1% 0.1%
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 049 magnetic, 045 true 229 magnetic, 225 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good condition nonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path) 2-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yes yes
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights
Obstructions: 57 ft. tree, 1353 ft. from runway, 20:1 slope to clear 72 ft. tree, 1951 ft. from runway, 24:1 slope to clear

Runway 14/32

Dimensions: 4399 x 100 ft. / 1341 x 30 m
RY 14/32 25 FT SHOULDERS BOTH SIDES OF RY ENTIRE LENGTH.
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity:
Single wheel: 38.0
RUNWAY 14 RUNWAY 32
Latitude: 29-21.309333N 29-20.765833N
Longitude: 082-28.806167W 082-28.257000W
Elevation: 69.7 ft. 65.0 ft.
Gradient: 0.1% 0.1%
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 142 magnetic, 138 true 322 magnetic, 318 true
Displaced threshold: 300 ft. no
Markings: basic, in fair condition basic, in fair condition
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights
Obstructions: 69 ft. trees, 1940 ft. from runway, 25:1 slope to clear
RY 14 APCH RATIO 32:1 FROM DSPLCD THLD. END OF RY APCH RATIO 28:1.
56 ft. trees, 2072 ft. from runway, 33:1 slope to clear

Williston Municipal Airport
1800 SW 19th Ave
Williston, Fl 32696
Phone: (352) 528-4900
Fax: (352) 528-9459
AP Manager: Marcus Collins
AP Superintendent: Joe Ball

Airport Manager Marcus Collins
City Manager of Williston

Fly Into Americas Oldest City – St. Augustine

Hello Aviators!! today’s trip is to Americas oldest city, St Augustine Fl this city is completely filled with old Florida shops restaurants

King Phillip II of Spain named Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles, Spain’s most experienced admiral, Governor of Florida, and instructed him to explore and to colonize the territory. When Menendez arrived off the coast of Florida, it was August 28, 1565, the Feast Day of St. Augustine. Eleven days later, he and his 600 soldiers and settlers came ashore at the site of the Timucuan Indian village of Seloy with banners flying and trumpets sounding. He hastily fortified the fledgling village and named it St. Augustine.

Utilizing brilliant military maneuvers, Menendez destroyed the French garrison on the St. Johns River and, with the help of a hurricane, also defeated the French fleet. With the coast of Florida firmly in Spanish hands, he then set to work building the town, establishing missions to the Indians for the Church, and exploring the land.

Thus, St. Augustine was founded forty-two years before the English colony at Jamestown, Virginia, and fifty-five years before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts – making it the oldest permanent European settlement on the North American continent.

From Spanish colony to British rule to statehood, St. Augustine’s long history and varied cultural influences are evident in its streets, buildings and the people who call it home. St. Augustine’s historic sites and museums are great places to learn more about the history and culture of this unique city.

Castillo de san Marcos

St. Augustine’s most historically significant structure is the Castillo de San Marcos, a fort constructed by the Spanish between 1672 and 1695.

The need to fortify the tiny garrison town was understood as early as 1586, when it was attacked by Sir Francis Drake, an English corsair whose fleet of ten thousand men sacked and burned the town.

Later, in 1668, the English pirate Robert Searles assaulted and plundered the settlement. At the same time the threat of English colonization in the north had significantly increased, and Queen Mariana of Spain authorized the construction of a stone fortification.

The fort was built of coquina, a type of shell stone indigenous to the area and quarried from Anastasia Island.

The Castillo has never been conquered despite attacks by English General James Oglethorpe who attempted to subdue the town in 1740. Firing from the tip of Anastasia Island, he found his cannonballs were no match for the unusual consistency of coquina which absorbed the blast rather than crumbling.

Shortly after Florida became a territory of the United States, the fort was renamed Fort Marion in honor of Revolutionary War General Francis Marion. It retained that name from 1825 to 1942, when the Castillo appellation was restored.

In the 1870s and 1880s, the fort housed Indians detained by the U.S. Government. The Castillo and Fort Matanzas have been under the auspices of the National Park Service since 1933. The fort is open to the public daily, except for Christmas.

 

Fly In Restaurants – Earhart’s Runway Grill

Hello Aviators! Hallback’s Grill opened it’s doors in April of 2010. We are located on the 2nd floor of the terminal building at Lakeland Linder Regional airport. We are a general aviation themed restaurant paying tribute to the legacy of Amelia Earhart. We offer hardy Breakfasts (Friday,Saturday and Sunday) including a large Breakfast Buffet.We also serve a fantastic Sunday Brunch from 11 am to 2 pm. Our Lunch and Dinner Menu has a variety of Signature Appetizers, Sandwiches,Burgers, Salads, Homemade Soups as well as Steak, Chicken, Pasta and Seafood dishes prepared to perfection by Chef Ro. Come and enjoy fantastic food and friendly service with an amazing view and see Direct Air’s commercial fleet of aircraft servicing Lakeland Airport as they roar off the runway right in front of your table!

Hours of Operation
Sun. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fri. – Sat. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wed. – Thurs. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Mon. – Tues. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
3900 Don Emerson
Lakeland, FL 33813

863-937-8900
FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 20 SEPTEMBER 2012

Instrument approach:
Obstructions:30 ft. tree, 1250 ft. from runway, 100 ft. right of centerline, 34:1 slope to clear
Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records
Publicly-owned
CITY OF LAKELAND
3900 DON EMERSON DRIVE SUITE 210
LAKELAND, FL 33811
Phone 863-834-3298
EUGENE B. CONRAD, III
3900 DON EMERSON DRIVE SUITE 210
LAKELAND, FL 33811-1340
Phone 863-834-3298

Fun Flying Destination in Florida Fly Into the Orlando Science Center

Hello Aviators today’s trip is to sunny and popular Orlando Florida to visit  the Orlando Science Center, flying  into the Orlando airport the science center is only 7 miles away

The Orlando Science Center is an amazing learning adventure. They have packed so many exhibits into this building you may not be able to fit it all into just one day.

Some of the exhibits include:

Nature Works: which will have you up close and personal with some of nature’s most fascinating reptiles,you’ll step back into the prehistoric age.

Kids Town is an interactive world dedicated to our smaller explorers.

Xperience Factory is part education, part entertainment, their shows will provide you with a hands-on, interactive look at science.

Dr. Phillips Cine Dome: Experience the wonders of the deep ocean or the sensation of flying on our majestic 8-story screen.

Crosby Observatory:  Explore the mysteries of the outer limits through the largest publicly accessible refractor telescope in the state of Florida.

Special Events: Throughout the year, the Orlando Science Center offers a variety of special events to keep you engaged and entertained.

Addresses

Orlando Science Center

777 East Princeton Street  Orlando, FL 32803
Orlando Airport

Jeff Fuqua Boulevard  Orlando, FL 32827

(407) 825-2001

  • Directions From Orlando Airport to Orlando Science Center
  • Head southeast toward Orl Tower Rd
  • Turn right onto Orl Tower Rd
  • Turn right onto Andes Ave.
  • Turn right to merge onto FL-408 W
  • Take exit 12B for Crystal Lake Dr
  • merge onto E south st
  • Turn right onto S Crystal Lake Dr.
  • Continue onto Maguire Blvd
  • Turn left onto E Colonial Dr.
  • Turn right onto N Mills Ave.
  • Turn left onto E Princeton St Destination will be on the right

Fun Florida Fly In Destinations | Fly Into Blue Springs State Park

Hello Aviators! Today’s trip is only 7s Nautical miles flying into Bradshaw Farms airport  Blue Spring State Park is located north of Orlando FL. in Orange City, it has become one of our favorite adventures. This park is great to visit all year long. In the cooler months you can get a close up look at manatees and the warmer months you can jump in the springs for a swim. They do offer some learning programs and you can even take an eco tour on the St John’s River.
There are many learning opportunities in this park from the wildlife to plants, the history and spring, our environment, and on and on.

Blue Spring State Park is a great place if you want to see a manatee. The best time to see manatee at Blue Spring is usually January to March when it is the coldest here.
In the summer Blue Spring is a great place to cool off by jumping in the crystal clear water for a swim or grabbing an intertube and floating down Blue Spring run. I love simply floating along with a snorkel and watching fish and turtles swim all around me.

Activities this park offers
Boat tours, Camping, Cabins, Canoeing & Kayaking, Swimming, Picnic Area, Playground, Interpretive Exhibit, Nature Trails, and Wildlife Viewing.

We found this park to be a great value as admission is only $5 a car load.

Directions From Bradshaw Airport to Blur Springs State Park. Head west on Pine Rd. toward Dee St.turn right on to FL-44 Eafter 8.7 miles make a right onto FL-15 Alt S/S Spring Gsrden Ave.after 2.8 miles turn right onto FL-15 Woodland Blvdturn right on W French ave.turn left onto Becker Blvd destination will be on the right



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