Illinois’ 18 airparks include four that opened in the 1960s and 1970s. The oldest of the group saw its first operations in 1966 with another one in 1969.
The vision is to create a 450-acre dreamscape for plane and horse lovers alike.
Residential Flying lots are available for $100,000. You can build a fly-in home in this community.
Living on an airpark is a dream for many pilots and aircraft owners, and not just those located in the United States.
The Wall Street Journal quoted LivingWithYourPlane.com’s Ben Sclair when the newspaper highlighted three airpark properties for sale. The properties were located in Florida, Georgia and Indiana.
What’s the safety record for residential airparks? That’s a frequent question I’m asked at forums and in other conversations.
This article is reprinted with permission from the May, 2006 issue of Airport Business Solutions, Tampa, FL http://www.airportbusiness.net
One of the best ways some airparks have found to be considered a good community citizens has been to offer use of the airpark to local police and medical authorities.
John Trissel, manager of Waynesboro-Eagles Nest Airpark (W13) in Virginia, thought a CBS news crew was at the airport to do a story about life on an airpark. But when they turned the camera on him, the questions were not about airpark living, but about security at general aviation airports.