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Everything You Need To Know About The SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo

Join Ridge Landing’s Residents as they take off in their personal air crafts to Lakeland, Florida for the 40th annual international fly-in and expo. We can’t believe that for 40 years now, flight enthusiasts and pilots have joined together at the same airspace to share their passion for aviation with each other. It began with a small group of aviators that wanted to join together every year and hold a “fly-in,” little did they know that it would soon become an “International Fly-In & Expo.”

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Fly In Destinations: Silver Springs Ocala Florida

 Hello Aviators! Silver Springs, a beautiful park in Ocala famous for the pure spring water of the Silver River. These springs produce over 500 million gallons of clear water each day! Visitors can spend hours exploring the river’s wildlife attractions by walking along riverbank trails or taking glass bottom boat tours, which offer nearly perfect views into the river’s ecosystem below. The park also provides opportunities to catch glimpses of rare animals in its many wildlife exhibits, which feature species ranging from white alligators and native snakes to cougars and black bears. Other activities you can enjoy include exploring the park’s botanical gardens, children’s petting zoo, and wilderness shows.

5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard

Silver Springs, FL 34488

(352) 236-2121

Airport Information

Ocala International Airport is a city-owned public-use airport located four nautical miles west of the central business district of Ocala, a city in Marion County, Florida, United States.

 

FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 15 NOVEMBER 2012

Location

FAA Identifier: OCF
Lat/Long: 29-10-18.7564N / 082-13-26.8127W
29-10.312607N / 082-13.446878W
29.1718768 / -82.2241146
(estimated)
Elevation: 90 ft. / 27.4 m (surveyed)
Variation: 04W (2000)
From city: 4 miles W of OCALA, FL
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 34474

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 08/1961
Sectional chart: JACKSONVILLE
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: JACKSONVILLE CENTER
FSS: GAINESVILLE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: OCF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0600-2100
FOR ATTENDANT AFTER HRS CALL 352-629-8217.
Wind indicator: lighted, SS-SR.
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: WHEN ATCT CLSD, ACTVT MALSR RY 36, PAPI RY 18, HIRL RY 18/36 – CTAF. PAPI RY 36 OPER SS-SR.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Fire and rescue: ARFF index A
Airline operations: CLSD TO ACR OPNS WITH MORE THAN 30 PSGR SEATS EXCP 24 HRS PPR CALL AIRPORT MANAGER (352) 629-8377.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 119.25
UNICOM: 123.0
ATIS: 128.125
WX AWOS-3: 128.125 (352-237-8525)
OCALA GROUND: 121.4 [0700-2000]
OCALA TOWER: 119.25 [0700-2000]
JACKSONVILLE APPROACH: 118.6
JACKSONVILLE DEPARTURE: 118.6
CTL: 121.4
WX AWOS-3 at X60 (17 nm NW): 118.425 (352-528-9949)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance VOR name Freq Var
OCF at field OCALA VORTAC 113.70 00E
GNVr179/31.3 GATORS VORTAC 116.20 04W
NDB name Hdg/Dist Freq Var ID
LEESBURG 318/30.5 335 04W LEE  .-.. . .
PALATKA 222/36.0 243 05W IAK  .. .- -.-

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A1+
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: HIGH
Bulk oxygen: HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

Runway 18/36

Dimensions: 7467 x 150 ft. / 2276 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in excellent condition
Weight bearing capacity:
Single wheel: 60.0
Double wheel: 125.0
Double tandem: 220.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 18 RUNWAY 36
Latitude: 29-10.729363N 29-09.497208N
Longitude: 082-13.383650W 082-13.382032W
Elevation: 80.1 ft. 78.0 ft.
Gradient: UP UPDOWN
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 184 magnetic, 180 true 004 magnetic, 360 true
Displaced threshold: 160 ft. 561 ft.
Declared distances: TORA:7467 TODA:7467 ASDA:6907 LDA:6747 TORA:7467 TODA:7467 ASDA:6907 LDA:6347
Markings: nonprecision, in good condition precision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI 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
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS
Obstructions: 60 ft. trees, 2600 ft. from runway, 40:1 slope to clear none

Runway 8/26

Dimensions: 3009 x 50 ft. / 917 x 15 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity:
Single wheel: 30.0
RUNWAY 8 RUNWAY 26
Latitude: 29-10.763863N 29-10.850597N
Longitude: 082-13.884353W 082-13.327232W
Elevation: 86.9 ft. 87.8 ft.
Gradient: UPDOWNDOWN UPDOWNDOWNUP
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 084 magnetic, 080 true 264 magnetic, 260 true
Markings: basic, in fair condition basic, in fair condition
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights
Obstructions: 45 ft. trees, 1300 ft. from runway, 250 ft. right of centerline, 24:1 slope to clear 29 ft. pline, 1200 ft. from runway, 300 ft. right of centerline, 34:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CITY OF OCALA
750 SW 60TH AVENUE
OCALA, FL 34474
Phone 352-629-8377
Manager: MR. MATTHEW GROW
750 SW 60TH AVE
OCALA, FL 34474
Phone 352-629-8377
CELL: 352-427-5737

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 96
Single engine airplanes: 68
Multi engine airplanes: 15
Jet airplanes: 8
Helicopters: 5
Aircraft operations: avg 52/day *
78% local general aviation
17% transient general aviation
2% military
2% air taxi
<1% commercial
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2011

 

Directions From Ocala International  Airport to Silver Springs

Turn Left onto SW 60th Ave.

Drive 1.0 mile turn right onto fl-40

Drive 11.0 miles then turn right onto NE 55th Ave. Destination will be on your right.

 

Fly Into Ponce Inlet Marine Science Center

Hello aviators!! You can find the Marine Science Center just south of Daytona Beach in Ponce Inlet. The Marine Science Center offers a wide variety of programs for children and adults throughout the year.

Visitors can observe turtle and seabird rehabilitation in action, if you are lucky you may be able to catch a turtle or bird being released. There are also many fascinating marine exhibits and interactive displays. A great addition has been the Stingray touch pool featuring cownose stingrays, a shark and hermit crabs that you can actually reach in and touch. We had a wonderful time exploring all of the creatures here. You can also participate in a classroom lab, walk through beautiful nature trails, climb an observation tower for a spectacular view, and visit a unique gift shop. I love the gift shop as we always find something educational to buy.

Address: 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127

Phone: (386) 304-5545

KDAB Daytona Beach International Airport
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
FAA Identifier: DAB
Lat/Long: 29-10-47.7000N / 081-03-29.0000W
29-10.795000N / 081-03.483333W
29.1799167 / -81.0580556
(estimated)
Elevation: 34 ft. / 10.4 m (surveyed)
Variation: 05W (2000)
From city: 3 miles SW of DAYTONA BEACH, FL
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 32114

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Sectional chart: JACKSONVILLE
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: JACKSONVILLE CENTER
FSS: SAINT PETERSBURG FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: DAB (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Pattern altitude: TPA FOR LGT ACFT 965 FT AGL; TPA FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE ACFT 1365 FT AGL.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Lights: SS-SR
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Fire and rescue: ARFF index C

Airport Communications

UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 120.05
WX ASOS: PHONE 386-253-7469
DAYTONA GROUND: 121.9 348.6
DAYTONA TOWER: 120.7 257.8 118.1
DAYTONA APPROACH: 118.85(N 4000-7500) 125.35(S 3500 & BLO) 125.72(8000-11000) 125.8(N 3500 & BLO) 127.075(S 4000-7500) 322.3(S 3500 & BLO) 351.95(S 4000-8500) 379.95(9000 & ABV) 385.5(N 3500 & BLO) 387.0(N 4000-8500)
DAYTONA DEPARTURE: 123.9 381.5
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 119.3
CLASS C: 125.35(S 3500 & BLO) 125.8(N 3500 & BLO) 322.3(S 3500 & BLO) 385.5(N 3500 & BLO)
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
IC: 125.72(8000-11000) 379.95(9000 & ABV)
WX AWOS-3 at OMN (8 nm N): 118.475 (386-615-7084)
WX AWOS-3 at EVB (9 nm SE): 124.625 (386-409-4705)
WX AWOS-3 at DED (14 nm SW): 119.575 (386-740-5811)
WX AWOS-3 at XFL (19 nm NW): 128.325 (386-437-7334)
  • CPME1 29-11-15.8041 81-04-24-3883 CPME2 29-08-23.2358 81-08-38.5837 MTR RFLTR1 DAB 29-09-51.1893 81-04-52.4966 MTR RFLTR2 DAB 29-10-37.4279 81-05-15.2232 PARROT NEN 30-30-19.1231 81-52-44.9829 PARROT1 COF (RABM) 28-13-56.4446 80-36-22.2519 PARROT2 COF (TV ANT) 28-18-23.0714 80-54-43.5425 ASR ELEV 37

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance VOR name Freq Var
OMNr159/7.9 ORMOND BEACH VORTAC 112.60 00E
NDB name Hdg/Dist Freq Var ID
NEW SMYRNA BEACH 325/9.7 417 04W EVB  . …- -… SANFORD 027/25.6 408 05W SFB  … ..-. -… GEIGER LAKE 345/37.4 375 05W GGL  –. –. .-..

Airport Services

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

Runway Information

Runway 7L/25R

Dimensions: 10500 x 150 ft. / 3200 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity:
Single wheel: 130.0
Double wheel: 210.0
Double tandem: 420.0
Dual double tandem: 870.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 7L RUNWAY 25R
Latitude: 29-10.353033N 29-11.079093N
Longitude: 081-04.667263W 081-02.874950W
Elevation: 27.6 ft. 32.2 ft.
Gradient: 0.1% 0.1%
Traffic pattern: left right
Runway heading: 070 magnetic, 065 true 250 magnetic, 245 true
Displaced threshold: 690 ft. no
Declared distances: TORA:10500 TODA:10500 ASDA:10500 LDA:9810 TORA:10500 TODA:10500 ASDA:10293 LDA:10293
Markings: precision, in fair condition precision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
PAPI UNUSBL BYD 5 DEG LEFT AND RIGHT OF COURSE.
RVR equipment: touchdown
Approach lights: MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Runway end identifier lights: no
Centerline lights: yes yes
Touchdown point: yes, lighted yes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS ILS/DME

Runway 16/34

Dimensions: 6001 x 150 ft. / 1829 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity:
Single wheel: 75.0
Double wheel: 170.0
Double tandem: 260.0
Dual double tandem: 270.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 16 RUNWAY 34
Latitude: 29-11.452800N 29-10.540310N
Longitude: 081-03.379862W 081-02.942080W
Elevation: 30.8 ft. 32.4 ft.
Gradient: 0.1% 0.1%
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 162 magnetic, 157 true 342 magnetic, 337 true
Declared distances: TORA:6001 TODA:6001 ASDA:6001 LDA:6001 TORA:6001 TODA:6001 ASDA:6001 LDA:6001
Markings: nonprecision, in good condition nonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (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: 16 ft. road, 700 ft. from runway, 320 ft. left of centerline, 34:1 slope to clear 73 ft. trees, 2120 ft. from runway, 400 ft. left of centerline, 20:1 slope to clear

Runway 7R/25L

Dimensions: 3195 x 100 ft. / 974 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity:
Single wheel: 30.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 7R RUNWAY 25L
Latitude: 29-10.561933N 29-10.783563N
Longitude: 081-03.410505W 081-02.865387W
Elevation: 28.4 ft. 32.2 ft.
Gradient: 0.1% 0.1%
Traffic pattern: right left
Runway heading: 070 magnetic, 065 true 250 magnetic, 245 true
Declared distances: TORA:3195 TODA:3195 ASDA:3195 LDA:3195 TORA:3195 TODA:3195 ASDA:3195 LDA:3195
Markings: basic, in good condition basic, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (2.86 degrees glide path) 2-light PAPI on left (2.86 degrees glide path)
Approach lights: MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Runway end identifier lights: yes yes
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights
Obstructions: 38 ft. trees, 1280 ft. from runway, 20:1 slope to clear 5 ft. gnd, 425 ft. from runway, 200 ft. right of centerline, 20:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: VOLUSIA COUNTY
123 W INDIANA AVE
DELAND, FL 32720-4612
Phone 386-248-8030
Manager: FREDERICK B. KARL
700 CATALINA DR, SUITE 300
DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114
Phone 386-248-8030
DAYTONA BEACH INTL ARPT.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 241
Single engine airplanes: 171
Multi engine airplanes: 44
Jet airplanes: 25
Helicopters: 1
Aircraft operations: avg 629/day *
74% transient general aviation
22% local general aviation
2% commercial
<1% air taxi
<1% military
* for 12-month period ending 29 February 2012

Fly Into Boca Raton for some Aviation Shopping

Hello aviators today’s post is dedicated to one of the best cities in Florida  Boca Raton. This city has many attractions including beaches, resorts, hotels, golf, and many shopping attractions. Florida vacations always involve time on the beach, and a multitude of relaxing beachfront activities are available. The calm, clear waters ensure that swimming is enjoyable year-round. Because Florida experiences over 300 days of sunshine per year, sunbathing on the beach is a popular vacation activity. Additional things to do in Boca Raton beach areas include volleyball, snorkeling, surfing, and parasailing. In the parks adjacent to the beaches and also throughout the city, bike-riding is a popular activity. (more…)

Fly Into Barberville Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts

This is a wonderfully unique historical village. Each visitor is provided with a guided tour of all of the structures which shows life in rural Florida in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Florida history comes alive here through demonstrations of early industry, trades and arts. There are more than 100 historical demonstrators, artisans, and trade people.

The Pioneer Settlement hosts events all through the year such as a fall jamboree and an outdoor extravaganza. A summer camp and a Saturday Jam/Workshop are offered over the summer months. Children’s activities are always available.
Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts

 

Hours
Monday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Closed on Sundays and major holidays.

Directions
The Settlement is located in Barberville, Florida at the crossroads of Highway 40 and County Road 3, one block west of Highway 17, and 15 miles north of DeLand.

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 6
Barberville, Florida 32105

Physical Address:
1776 Lightfoot Lane
Barberville, Florida 32105

Phone: 386-749-2959
Fax. 386-749-2087
Email: info@pioneersettlement.org

Other Contacts:
Executive Co-Directors: Gudrun Benson – Diana Johnson
Email Co-Directors: Directors@pioneersettlement.org
Education Department: education@pioneersettlement.org
Events Department: events@pioneersettlement.org
Bookkeeper: bookkeeping@pioneersettlement.org

2J8 Pierson Municipal Airport
Pierson, Florida, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 20 SEPTEMBER 2012

Location

FAA Identifier: 2J8
Lat/Long: 29-15-00.1000N / 081-27-33.6000W
29-15.001667N / 081-27.560000W
29.2500278 / -81.4593333
(estimated)
Elevation: 63 ft. / 19.2 m (surveyed)
Variation: 03W (1985)
From city: 1 mile N of PIERSON, FL
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 32180

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 12/1946
Sectional chart: JACKSONVILLE
Control tower: no
ARTCC: JACKSONVILLE CENTER
FSS: SAINT PETERSBURG FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: PIE (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no

Airport Communications

CTAF: 122.9
WX AWOS-3 at DED (14 nm SE): 119.575 (386-740-5811)
WX AWOS-3 at OMN (18 nm E): 118.475 (386-615-7084)
WX AWOS-3 at XFL (19 nm NE): 128.325 (386-437-7334)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance VOR name Freq Var
OMNr260/18.4 ORMOND BEACH VORTAC 112.60 00E

 

NDB name Hdg/Dist Freq Var ID
NEW SMYRNA BEACH 297/29.6 417 04W EVB  . …- -… SANFORD 343/30.1 408 05W SFB  … ..-. -… PALATKA 148/30.4 243 05W IAK  .. .- -.- LEESBURG 039/31.7 335 04W LEE  .-.. . .

Airport Services

Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MINOR
Powerplant service: MINOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 5/23

Dimensions: 2600 x 200 ft. / 792 x 61 m
Surface: turf, in poor condition
Runway edge markings: BNDRY MARKERS (SINGLE YELLOW CONES) EVERY 200′.
RUNWAY 5 RUNWAY 23
Latitude: 29-14.854565N 29-15.149782N
Longitude: 081-27.737928W 081-27.382840W
Elevation: 59.0 ft. 55.0 ft.
Gradient: 0.1% 0.1%
Traffic pattern: left right
Runway heading: 050 magnetic, 047 true 230 magnetic, 227 true
Obstructions: 62 ft. pole, 1240 ft. from runway, 70 ft. left of centerline, 20:1 slope to clear
95 FT ANT 1900 FT FM RY END.
31 ft. trees, 617 ft. from runway, 30 ft. left of centerline, 20:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: TOWN OF PIERSON
106 NORTH CENTER STREET
PIERSON, FL 32180
Phone 904-749-0516
CONTACT PERSON: JAMES PETERSON 386-749-2661
Manager: JAMES PETERSON
PIERSON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, 106 NORTH CENTER STREET
PIERSON, FL 32180
Phone 386-749-2661

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 5
Single engine airplanes: 5
Aircraft operations: avg 38/day *
71% transient general aviation
29% local general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 09 September 2009

Additional Remarks

- 30 FT TREES + OR – 110 FT FM CNTRLN FULL LENGTH RY 05/23.
- CENTER 40 FT OF RWY IN FAIR COND, REMAINDER IN POOR COND.



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