Flying FL tips

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Flying FL tips

Posted by Richard Loewen on Feb 5, 2018 10:43 am

Good morning Hangar!  My wife and I are considering a trip down to the FL Keys from north TX in a few weeks and I am looking for suggestions on places to go and how to prepare.  Thank you in advance!
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Re: Flying FL tips

Posted by Melvin Wood on Feb 13, 2018 4:38 pm

Rich, here are a couple of sites that will last you a while to preview. The weather is perfect this time of the year and and VFR flying in Florida is an every day affair.
www.flyingflorida.com
​www.funplacestofly.com/fun-places-to-fly-in-florida
Just cut and paste and you are on your way.
keep the Blue Side up.
Skip Wood
​Vero Beach 

Re: Flying FL tips

Posted by Troy Techau on Feb 19, 2018 9:54 am

There have been quite a few mornings lately with fog that is dense and hangs around until mid-morning, so watch the weather carefully.  But that isn't the norm, and you should be able to have some nice flying days.    

Consider a stop at KCDK - Cedar Key.  It is a somewhat short runway, and there are no facilities, but it is one of those quintessential places that GA pilots can easily visit and get a taste of vintage Florida.  It's about a one mile leisurely stroll into town, but on many days there is a lady monitoring the CTAF who provide taxi rides into town.  

X01 - Everglades City, is another fun town to stop in.  Not a lot going on, but the quiet town is a nice place to stroll and stretch.

Note that fuel isn't available at KDCK.  

Re: Flying FL tips

Posted by Richard Loewen on Feb 22, 2018 11:41 am

Thanks for the tips! 

We will definately have to stop in at CDK - you are the second person to recommend that as a "must do"!

One question - should I rent (don't want to buy one) a raft and life jackets?

Re: Flying FL tips

Posted by George Chase on Mar 26, 2018 8:04 pm

Check out Aviation City a Fly-In/Camp-Out center in Arcadia, Fl. Right on X06. It is great!