7 Aviation Instagrams You Absolutely Need To Be Following

Social media has enabled all kinds of people to connect over shared interests. Some people follow others simply because they like the images they post, whereas others connect with each other because they work in the same industry or have the same hobbies.

As an aviation enthusiast, are you making the most of the accessibility social media has to offer? It’s fun to follow like-minded people — you might even end up meeting later in life at a convention! With that being said, there are some aviation enthusiasts on Instagram that we think you will want to follow right after you’re done reading this post! Actually, get your smartphone out right now and get ready to search these pilots. (more…)

Top 8 Things to Do in Frostproof Florida

Florida is full of fabulous destinations that you can take advantage of as a Ridge Landing Airpark resident, but sometimes, there’s just no place like home.

With our airpark centrally located in Frostproof, Florida, there’s really no reason to leave! We have everything we need right here. If you don’t feel like flitting off to a new destination, try exploring your own town; you’ll never know just what you’ll discover. Staying local has its own perks!

For a fun-filled weekend in Frostproof, here are seven things to do — maybe you haven’t even heard of some! It’s time for a stay-cation, Ridge Landing residents.

1. Bass Fishing

There are few things quite as satisfying as reeling in a trophy bass. Captain Reno had been fishing for over 30 years, and he knows his way around the Central Florida lakes, where he’ll take you right to the best spots. If you’re looking for a good time and some bragging rights, book a few hours with Captain Reno and you won’t be disappointed. (863) 632-0304  (more…)

Top 7 Things To Do in Naples When You Fly Into APF from 4FL5

If you’re looking for a slowed down beach style contrary to the high-paced and packed beaches of Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, have we got the destination for you. Having your aircraft ready to fly at all times as a Ridge Landing resident means that you can quickly jet away to a quiet paradise you never knew you needed.

Pack a weekend bag for the ultimate beach getaway to Naples, Florida, on the Gulf coast of Florida. You can fly into the Naples Municipal Airport, which touts the Naples Jet Center, a segment priding itself on its amenities and services for private pilots just like you. Just an easy 111 statute miles southwest from Ridge, and you’re at your destination.

What is there to do in Naples, you ask? Here are the top seven things to cross off your list while in town.

  1. Naples Zoo

Got some family on the trip with you? Take them to the zoo, where little ones can test their courage feeding gators and jump up with excitement when they take a boat to see monkeys. The Naples Zoo has fun for all, so check out the website to see ticket information and hours of operation.

  1. Naples Pier

Maybe you’re a big fan of the beach breezes, but you’re not so big a fan of the hot sands. Consider taking a stroll down the Naples Pier; it’s an ideal fishing spot, and if you happen to get hungry, there’s a little shop for you to buy a burger.

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  1. Palm Cottage

If you’re an architechture lover and/or history buff, jaunt over to the historic Palm Cottage, which is located in Naples’ historic district. Full of interesting antiques and a prime example of tabby mortar construction, the Palm Cottage is a point of interest popular amongst all kinds of visitors. You can schedule a tour here.

  1. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Enjoy the sunshine and good times on one of the nation’s best beaches. If you were hoping for some quiet respite, you’ll find it here. At Delnor-Wiggins, you won’t find high-rises along the shoreline, just serene waters and smooth sands. And you can take the nature trail to an observation deck for a new view.

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  1. Naples Museum of Art

Otherwise known as the Baker Museum, you can find a very diverse art collection in the three-story building that houses this establishment, which is part of the Artis-Naples campus. The facility is 30,000 square feet, so put your art viewing glasses on for an extensive visit!

  1. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Nothing is quite as Floridian as a nature walk through a swamp. Some people just love the nature and forests Florida has to offer, and if you’re one of those people, you’ll enjoy this well-maintained boardwalk that winds through a nature preservation boasting lots of wildlife. You can even spot some owls here.

  1. Naples Botanical Garden

If there is a such thing as sea legs, there’s got to be air legs, too. So with that being said, give those ole’ air legs a nice walk through one of the most beautiful places in Naples. The Naples Botanical Garden is 170 acres of pure botanical paradise, but not to worry — you can stop by the on-site Fogg Cafe to grab a refreshment.

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5 Famous Celebrity Pilots

Being a pilot isn’t common. Your ability to fly high into the sky and enjoy unbeatable aerial views is a luxury envied by many. And as a Ridge Landing Airpark resident, you not only get to use your aircraft at your own disposal, but you get to live in a community that makes it easy to fly in and out without the hassle of finding a runway. Having such free-range to fly is the star treatment our residents deserve.

Speaking of stars… You’re in good company as a pilot. Did you know many celebrities are also pilots? Below are five of the famous pilots that you may have seen on the silver screen once or twice. (more…)

The Top 7 Amphibious and Float Planes

One of the best parts about Ridge Landing being in central Florida is the easy accessibility to all kinds of seaside towns and beach cities. Our central location makes it easy for our residents to fly off to all kinds of destinations, whether you want to head to Key West to transport to island time or the west coast’s St. Pete Beach is calling your name, Ridge Landing encourages that you use our location to its fullest potential.

With that being said, Florida has a lot of water. The state is a peninsula, after all! With three sides of Florida surrounded by beautiful water and aquatic life to match, it’s only right that we take a look at some of the best amphibious and float planes on the market.

Our own Crooked Lake is perfect for float planes or amphibian aircrafts, you can also use our dock!Amphibian Aircraft Crooked Lake

So without further ado, here are the top planes you can take on the water.


SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In Expo 2016

It’s that time of year again, aviation enthusiasts! That’s right — it’s time to rev up those engines and fly into the biggest annual convention in Florida and the second largest of its kind in the world… The SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In Expo in Lakeland! Beginning tomorrow, April 5, and extending through to April 10, you’ll just need to fly a mere 30 statute miles from Ridge Landing to Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, which becomes the busiest in the world during the week of SUN ‘n FUN.


The Top 9 Activities You Won’t Want To Miss At SUN n FUN 2016

SUN ‘n FUN is one of the most adventurous aviation events in the world today, attracting participants from all around the globe. The annual international fly in and expo event provides a weeklong platform for participants and spectators to learn as much as they can about the aviation industry while having fun and enjoying the sun.

SUN ‘n FUN Int’l Fly-In Expo is April 5 – 10, 2016 – Get Your Tickets Today

The 6-day event, which takes place in April, celebrates the past and current developments in the aviation industry, featuring more than 4,000 airplanes and 500 commercial exhibitors displaying the latest products and services available to the aviation industry.

SUN ‘n FUN is not only known for the fly in and expo, but also for supporting Central Florida Aerospace Academy and Florida Air Museum. Whether you’re a pilot or an avid aviation enthusiast, this is one event you don’t want to miss. Pack up a cooler, a lawn chair and a couple friends and head over to the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport to check out these must-see activities and more.



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