Imagine the convenience of being able to fly your plane any time you want simply by walking out your front door. Well that dream is achievable at Ridge Landing Airpark in Florida.
Today’s destination is beautiful Venice Beach Florida. Flying into Venice Municipal Airport (Airport Code VNC) Only 61 Nautical Miles from Ridge Landing Airpark, which means its less then an hour flight, I would suggest multiple passes to take in Venice Beaches over the top Florida Beauty with long runs of sandy beaches equipped with some of the finest dining and night life Florida has to offer. Sharky’s Restaurant is the dining establishment of topic for today and comes highly suggested from about everywhere you can look! in season there is live entertainment every night!
In 1986, the Novacks and Pachotas won the bid to convert the site of an old, dilapidated beach concession into a restaurant, located at the base of the original fishing pier. Sharky’s officially opened on February 10, 1987 with only 78 seats and a host of hungry folks , and has been serving the best food of the west coast of Florida ever since.
Directions From Venice Municipal Airport to Sharky’s Restaurant
Today’s directions are not very hard literally get out of your plane and walk West to the beach it is less then a mile from the airport.
Sharky’s on the Pier, Venice FL
1600 Harbor Drive South
Venice, FL 34285 | USA
Phone: (941) 488-1456 Ask for Justin he is very nice and loves to please his guests!!
Be sure to try the Captains Sharky’s Platter/ is a 6 oz. Grouper fillet 5 gulf shrimp and 5 North Atlantic Scallops any way you want it with your choice of house vegetables
Today’s destination is so close you don’t even have to fly. Crooked lake is a lake located in Southeast Polk County Florida directly across the highway 27 from Ridge Landing airport. Crooked lake is one of the largest lakes in Polk County both in terms of area and total volume with a maximum depth of up to 45 feet and over 21 billion US gallons of water.
Millions of years ago when sea levels were much higher than today only a few isolated hilltops of today’s Lake Wales Ridge were exposed as islands offering sanctuary to the evolution of dozens of unique species of plants and animals. The rest of Florida’s peninsula was covered by shallow sea where vast array of sea life and coral lived in grew.
As the sea slowly receded during the Ice Age’s Florida was slowly exposed, and the new life forms expanded there range along the sandy dunes of the ridge. Today the thin straight-line of the 100 Mile ridge is clearly visible from space.
Hello Aviators! Have you ever… dreamed of being on a tropical island, your toes in the soft white sand, an expansive beach, swaying coconut palms, lush tropical foliage and beautiful crystal blue water. Imagine watching the pelicans and herons fish for their dinner, collecting “treasures from the sea,” pastel colored seashells, while the sandpipers scurry along the surfs edge. Sanibel Island has everything one could wish for…excellent restaurants, accommodations, golfing, tennis, fishing, boating, shopping, bike paths, canoes, theatrical productions, the renowned J.N. “Ding Darling” National Wildlife Refuge & Bird Sanctuary. Since 1884 Point Ybel Lighthouse has guided seafarers to Sanibel Island’s shores.
Paul Tritaik, Refuge Manager
1 Wildlife Drive
Sanibel, FL 33957
Phone: (239) 472-1100
Fax: (239) 472-4061
The J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is located on the subtropical barrier island of Sanibel in the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States. It is world famous for its spectacular migratory bird populations
17811 San Carlos Boulevard, Ft Myers Beach, FL
19011 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL ]
|KRSW||Southwest Florida International Airport
Fort Myers, Florida, USA
|Lat/Long:||26-32-10.2000N / 081-45-18.6000W
26-32.170000N / 081-45.310000W
26.5361667 / -81.7551667
|Elevation:||30 ft. / 9.1 m (surveyed)|
|From city:||10 miles SE of FORT MYERS, FL|
|Time zone:||UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)|
|Airport use:||Open to the public|
|FSS:||MIAMI FLIGHT SERVICE STATION|
|NOTAMs facility:||RSW (NOTAM-D service available)|
|Lights:||ACTVT MALSR RY 06 – CTAF. ALL OTHER LIGHTS OPERATE CONTINUOUSLY.|
|Beacon:||white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
|Landing fee:||yes, FEES FOR ALL CHARTER AND TRAVEL CLUBS AND REVENUE PRODUCING ACFT.|
|Fire and rescue:||ARFF index D|
|Airline operations:||CLSD TO UNSKED ACR OPNS WITH MORE THAN 30 PSGR SEATS EXCP PPR CALL AMGR (239) 590-4810.|
|International operations:||customs landing rights airport
US CUSTOMS USER FEE ARPT.
US CUSTOMS USER FEE ARPT.
|WX ASOS:||PHONE 239-561-0966|
|FORT MYERS GROUND:||121.9 348.6 [0600-0000]|
|FORT MYERS TOWER:||128.75 257.8 [0600-0000]|
|FORT MYERS APPROACH:||119.75(060-240) 125.15(241-330) 126.8(331-059) 306.2(241-330) 327.8(060-240) 343.75(331-059) [0600-0000]|
|FORT MYERS DEPARTURE:||119.75(060-240) 125.15(241-330) 126.8(331-059) 306.2(241-330) 327.8(060-240) 343.75(331-059) [0600-0000]|
|CLASS C:||119.75(060-240) 125.15(241-330) 306.2(241-330) 327.8(060-240)|
|CLASS C IC:||126.8(331-059) 343.75(331-059)|
|WX ASOS at FMY (7 nm NW):||PHONE 239-936-2318|
|WX AWOS-3 at IMM (20 nm E):||118.525 (239-657-2038)|
|VOR radial/distance||VOR name||Freq||Var|
|RSWr073/1.2||LEE COUNTY VORTAC||111.80||02W|
|PGDr154/(26.1)||PUNTA GORDA VOR||110.20||03W|
|LBVr227/26.2||LA BELLE VORTAC||110.40||01E|
|NAPLES||006/22.9||201||03W||APF||.- .–. ..-.|
|Fuel available:||100LL JET-A|
|Parking:||hangars and tiedowns|
|Dimensions:||12000 x 150 ft. / 3658 x 46 m|
|Surface:||asphalt/grooved, in good condition|
|Weight bearing capacity:||
|Runway edge lights:||high intensity|
|RUNWAY 6||RUNWAY 24|
|Elevation:||26.5 ft.||29.7 ft.|
|Runway heading:||058 magnetic, 054 true||238 magnetic, 234 true|
|Markings:||precision, in good condition||precision, in good condition|
|Visual slope indicator:||4-box VASI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)||4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)|
|Approach lights:||MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights|
|Runway end identifier lights:||yes|
|Touchdown point:||yes, lighted||yes, no lights|
|Owner:||BOARD OF COM LEE CO PORT AUTH
PO BOX 398
FORT MYERS, FL 33902
|Manager:||ROBERT M. BALL
11000 TERMINAL ACCESS RD.
FORT MYERS, FL 33913