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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…)

Enjoying Some Aviation History At Earhart’s Runway Grill

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A view of the bar area within Earhart’s Runway Grill

It’s no surprise of the history that Amelia Earhart left behind within the aviation world – and it’s that passion for aviation’s history that led one married couple to open Earhart’s Runway Grill located in Lakeland, Florida. At Ridge Landing Residential Airpark, along with being flight enthusiasts, we appreciate those pilots who paved the way to travel in the sky the way we currently can – which is why we highly recommend flying into this grill.

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Grab A Bite At The Happy Hangar Café

Sometime over the past few decades, the TSA became an intimidating resource – which could be the overall point – however, it can sometimes be inconvenient for frequent flyers that pilot their own planes and want to fly into more exclusive, once stunning airports. In Florida, it can be difficult to find a landing strip that isn’t surrounded by layers of metal fencing, but for our Ridge Landing residents, we’ve found the perfect hangar hangout that takes you back in time.

The Happy Hangar Café is one of the best hangar’s to fly into whether you want a scenic view that isn’t blocked by fencing or great food – this is the place to go. Located in Tampa just off Wesley Chapel Blvd, you know this is the place to be when they have some of the best ranked wings in town – and there’s nothing like a smooth morning of flying across the sunshine state to then grab some amazing food.
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Fly Into Venice Beach and Sharky’s Restaurant on the Pier

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!

Sharky’s History

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!!

http://sharkysonthepier.com

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

Fly In Destinations: Cocoa Beach Florida

Hello Aviators! Today’s destination Cocoa Beach Space Coast, offers endless ways to enjoy recreation and leisure. Whether you are planning a family beach vacation, leisure travel, a business trip, a weekend getaway, or just a day at the beach, you’ll find everything you need in Cocoa Beach and the Space Coast area to make your stay one to remember. There is never a lack of exciting things to do and see in and around Cocoa Beach. Besides offering the best of “sun and fun,” while on the Space Coast you can go deep sea fishing or para-sailing, try your luck aboard a casino cruise ship, or take a fabulous eco-tour to get up close and personal with Florida’s awesome wildlife.

 


Car Rentals

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6650 North Atlantic Avenue, Cape Canaveral, FL

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KCOI Merritt Island Airport
Merritt Island, Florida, USA

FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 15 NOVEMBER 2012

Location

FAA Identifier: COI
Lat/Long: 28-20-29.8000N / 080-41-07.7000W
28-20.496667N / 080-41.128333W
28.3416111 / -80.6854722
(estimated)
Elevation: 6 ft. / 1.8 m (surveyed)
Variation: 05W (2000)
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 32952

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 06/1952
Sectional chart: JACKSONVILLE
Control tower: no
ARTCC: JACKSONVILLE CENTER
FSS: SAINT PETERSBURG FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: PIE (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0800-2000
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT MIRL RY 11/29 – CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
ACTVT ROTG BCN – CTAF.
International operations: customs landing rights airport

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.975
WX AWOS-3: 119.025 (321-986-8864)
ORLANDO APPROACH: 134.95 134.95
ORLANDO DEPARTURE: 134.95 134.95
WX ASOS at MLB (14 nm S): PHONE 321-723-7403
WX AWOS-3 at X21 (19 nm NW): 119.725 (321-385-0383)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance VOR name Freq Var
MLBr356/14.4 MELBOURNE VOR/DME 110.00 07W
ORLr109/36.3 ORLANDO VORTAC 112.20 00E
NDB name Hdg/Dist Freq Var ID
MERRITT ISLAND at field 247 05W COI -.-. — ..
SATELLITE 006/14.6 257 03W SQT … –.- -
GEIGER LAKE 160/16.6 375 05W GGL –. –. .-..
SANFORD 137/39.6 408 05W SFB … ..-. -…
KISSIMMEE 090/39.7 329 05W ISM .. … –

Airport Services

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

Runway Information

Runway 11/29

Dimensions: 3601 x 75 ft. / 1098 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in fair condition
Weight bearing capacity:
Single wheel: 22.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 11 RUNWAY 29
Latitude: 28-20.594410N 28-20.397540N
Longitude: 080-41.445940W 080-40.812175W
Elevation: 5.9 ft. 2.9 ft.
Gradient: 0.1% 0.1%
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 114 magnetic, 109 true 294 magnetic, 289 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)
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights
Obstructions: 45 ft. tree, 1364 ft. from runway, 75 ft. right of centerline, 25:1 slope to clear
25 FT BLDG 218 FT L OF CNTRLN 20 FT FROM EOR.
none

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: TITUSVILLE-COCOA AIRPORT DISTRICT
355 GOLDEN KNIGHTS BLVD
TITUSVILLE, FL 32780
Phone 321-267-8780
CONTACT PERSON: MICHAEL POWELL C.M, ACE
Manager: MICHAEL POWELL C.M., ACE
355 GOLDEN KNIGHTS BLVD
TITUSVILLE, FL 32780
Phone 321-267-8780
ARPT PHONE 321-453-2222.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 159
Single engine airplanes: 132
Multi engine airplanes: 22
Helicopters: 5
Aircraft operations: avg 311/day *
56% local general aviation
42% transient general aviation
1% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 06 November 2009

Fly Into Okeechobee for Chappy’s Outfitters Guided Hunting Tours

Hello Aviators today’s destination is From the beginning of time Okeechobee guided hunting trip has been the staple of man’s existence. Now you can experience Okeechobee guided hunting trip for yourself. Located on the Shores of Lake Okeechobee, Chappy’s Outfitters takes you back to the days of the big hunt with Okeechobee guided hunting trip. Safe and ethical hunting. You can hunt with the weapon of your choice rifle, bows, shotgun, muzzleloader or even knife, spear and black powder. We offer stand hunt. Swamp Buggy hunts and Dog hunts. After you Okeechobee guided hunting trip leave the skinning and cleaning to us. We have a complete menu of processing options. We guarantee you Okeechobee guided hunting trip and fair chase hunts & fishing with 98% opportunity. You can also hunt wild boar year round with no license fee.

Chappy’s Outfitters
11698 East St. Rd.78 ~ Moore Haven, Florida, 33471

 

 

FL73 Lykes Palmdale Airport
Palmdale, Florida, USA

 

FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 20 SEPTEMBER 2012

Location

FAA Identifier: FL73
Lat/Long: 26-56-52.2080N / 081-19-07.2610W
26-56.870133N / 081-19.121017W
26.9478356 / -81.3186836
(estimated)
Elevation: 42 ft. / 13 m (estimated)
Variation: 02W (1985)
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 33960

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 11/1975
Sectional chart: MIAMI
Control tower: no
ARTCC: MIAMI CENTER
FSS: MIAMI FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
Attendance:
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no

Airport Communications

WX AWOS-3 at 2IS (19 nm SE): 124.175 (863-983-7020)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance VOR name Freq Var
LBVr027/8.2 LA BELLE VORTAC 110.40 01E
PHKr286/35.0 PAHOKEE VORTAC 115.40 00E
RSWr046/35.1 LEE COUNTY VORTAC 111.80 02W
PGDr090/(36.0) PUNTA GORDA VOR 110.20 03W

Airport Services

Runway Information

Runway 9/27

Dimensions: 2200 x 150 ft. / 671 x 46 m
Surface: turf
RUNWAY 9 RUNWAY 27
Traffic pattern: left left

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: LYKES BROTHERS INC
106 SW COUNTY ROAD 721
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Phone 813-675-0454
Manager: JAMES RYAN
106 SW COUNTY ROAD 721
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Phone 813-675-0454

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at FL73.

Directions from the Airport

Broadway st

Turn right onto US 27 South

Go 15 miles  turn left onto  78 East

Go 11 miles your destination will be on the right

 

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



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