SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo April 21-26 2015 | KLAL

Flying into SUN ‘n FUN is always a great time! We go every year and it’s our favorite Fly in Expo, mainly because it’s conveniently close to our Florida Airpark.

The Ridge Landing Airpark booth at the 2015 Sun-N-Fun is A-021.

Flying into Lakeland Linder?

From Ridge Landing (4FL5), to Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL) we are only 26 Nautical Miles from SUN ‘ n FUN!

Lakeland Airport’s Control Tower will operate 6:30 AM to 8:00 PM. However, the SUN ’n FUN side (south) is closed to aircraft movements after 7:30 PM EDT. The field is also closed during the daily airshow (3:00 PM-6:00 PM). Check Graphic NOTAMS and AIM for air traffic information and procedures. Tune to ATIS frequency 118.025 upon arrival for update.

If you’re driving into Lakeland Linder

I-4 East – Exit 22 South
Continue South on Park Rd. At third light, turn East (left) on Coronet Rd. Follow Coronet, turn East (left) on Medulla Rd. At the light turn South (right) on County Line Rd. and then East (left) on W. Pipkin Rd. and proceed to the Public Parking Area (follow signage or directions by traffic control officers).

I-4 East / West – Exit 25
Proceed South on County Line Road and turn East (left) on West Pipkin Rd. and proceed to the Public Parking Area.

And if you are camping at SUN ‘n Fun you’ll find great info on their site.

Adult $150 $37

Youth (11-17) $60 $15

10 and Under FREE

Purchase your Tickets for SUN ‘n FUN’

International Visitors at SUN ‘n FUN


Florida Airpark Real Estate for Sale

As our aviation community continues to grow we are ecstatic to share footage taken with a drone and GoPro.

We could name 101 reasons why you should invest in a residential airpark community. From the amazing aviation destinations Florida has to offer to unrestricted access to the 3000′ x 60′ Paved runway but you can just come see for yourself.

Stay in one of the private pilot aviation homes and the best part is if you end up investing in property here you can put your stay towards a downpayment. (more…)

Flying the Mustang P-51 “Crazy Horse” in Florida

One of our very own airpark residents had quite the adventure for his birthday. Florida has some of the most amazing aviation destinations and Michael McMahan had the experience of a lifetime in Kissimmee at Stallion 51 flying the Mustang P-51 aka “Crazy Horse”.

Mike posted on his Facebook thanking his brother Bobby for a fantastic birthday gift.

“I flew a 1944 P51 Mustang for an hour over central Florida. Loops, barrell rolls, wing overs and more! Thank you to my brother Bobby”


A Compilation of The Best Aviation Jokes

We asked our fellow aviators that are subscribed to the Airpark Life newsletter what their favorite aviation joke or one liner was.

We heard some real doozies and decided to compile a list of some of the best ones from throughout the years, if you like the jokes feel free to share and if we missed your favorite let us know and bring the conversation to Google + or Twitter.

Flight attendant asks if the Captain wants a cup of coffee. He answers sure, just like I like my women. Flight attendant answers “Hell, they don’t make coffee hot and stupid.”

-Chip (more…)

2nd Annual Rodeo Weekend Fly-In Camp-Out at Arcadia Airport ID X06

Make plans now to join Friends of Arcadia Airport for the 2nd Annual Rodeo Weekend Fly-In/Camp-Out. This great 3 day “Special Event Weekend” has it all. Fly in anytime on Friday & pitch your tent in our new camping area.

Saturday March 14:

Attend “The Grandaddy Of ‘Em All!” the 87th Annual All Florida Championship Rodeo with special discounted tickets offered by Friends courtesy of the Arcadia Rodeo Association for pilots and their passengers. This is a world class Rodeo and will be sold out early. Transportation will be provided to the Rodeo Grounds and back to the airport.

Last years 1st Annual Fly-In/Camp-Out was a huge success by all accounts. So do not miss this one.

Advanced reservations are required. Contact: RodeoWeekendFlyIn@Gmail.com for more information or to register.


Airplane Cockpits Through the Ages [What a Difference]

Amazing airplane cockpits over the years, big thanks to our friend Carl for sending us these in an email.

1903 Wright Flyer

1903 Wright Flyer

airplane cockpit

Spirit of St. Louis


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