Apalachicola: The Aviator’s Quiet Paradise

Fire up your engine, and take your aircraft up to the Florida Panhandle for a day full of waterfront activities and a unique look at some of the Sunshine State’s fishing and oyster histories. If you fly into Apalachicola Regional Airport, the trip is 248 miles from Ridge Landing, leaving room for an entire day of exploration.

Upon your arrival to Apalachicola, you should gear up for a great day on the water. A hat to shield the sun and a pair of shoes that don’t require socks will be just what you need to get the ultimate experience at this quaint fishing destination.


Destination: Fly Into Sunny St. Petersburg

With Ridge Landing being centrally located in Florida, it’s almost impossible not to leave the airpark and explore what our great state has to offer. After all, Ridge Landing is only a 20-minute flight away from some of the best beaches in Florida; why not take advantage of the convenient location? Fly into SPG and take a day trip westward to “The Sunshine City” of the Sunshine State, St. Petersburg, and prepare for a day full of fun.

Albert Whitted Airport is the perfect place for personal aviation pilots to fly into for a destination trip to St. Pete. There’s a reason this city is one of the most popular destinations in Florida; it boasts some of the top-rated beaches in the state as well as a vibrant downtown area rich with history. Are you ready to experience St. Pete? Try one (or both!) of these two day trip ideas when you fire up the engine and take flight to Florida’s Gulf Coast. (more…)

Spend A Day In Sunny St. Lucie

Here at Ridge Landing’s residential airpark, we want our residents to get the most out of their private planes.  After all, half the fun is flying, but the other half is the destination. Take your affinity for aviation to the next level and enjoy a day out in a new destination.

Only 77 miles away you will land there in a jiffy, use the airport trip calculator to get there from 4FL5.

The Treasure Coast International Airport and Business Park (formerly known as the St. Lucie County International Airport) in Fort Pierce, Florida, is only a half hour southeast from Ridge Landing’s convenient location in Central Florida. So when you’ve got a free day to spare and want to do something special or you simply crave new scenery, look no further than Florida’s Treasure Coast.

A wealth of activities awaits; whether you’re a sports fan or you revel in calm relaxation, there’s something for everyone in St. Lucie County. Here are two possible itineraries for different persuasions of pilot and passenger:

Appetite for Adventure

8:30am – Breakfast at Airport Tiki: Once you fly into the airport, grab a breakfast bite at the airport’s restaurant, Airport Tiki, to get an early start to your day. Airport Tiki is well-known for their delectable dining options, available just steps away from the hangar.

Airport Tiki is open 7 days a week from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. (772) 489-2285.

10:00am – Horseback Riding Along the Beach: Explore the Treasure Coast’s 21 miles of unspoiled, beautiful beaches from a different point of view. This is a perfect activity if you brought your significant other along for the day; book a one-hour tour to check out the region’s habitats in a whole new way. (more…)

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