Cedar Key

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  1. wrbix

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    I’m told by the Levy County Board of County Commissioners that runway resurfacing is scheduled to start next week, and is expected to finish early October......so, watch those NOTAMS. None yet as of yesterday.
     
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    Like Everglades City in SW Fl, short runways X2. Any Runway extension at CEDAR key expected with resurface?
     
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    Sure would be nice to get another 400 ft. :)
     
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    They’re gonna need a bigger island for that. Lol
     
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    2355 x 100 ft? I guess there can be a decent breeze most times which might help.
     
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    I have flown several aircraft into both Cedar Key and Everglade City with no problems. Everything for a C172 to an Aztec.
     
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    Cedar key is a great destination as long as you know how to land your plane and it isn't a jet.
     
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    I think I was there in the early 80's but I recall it was grass at the time. Am I correct?
     
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    No. It was a former WW2 strip and has always been paved.
     
  10. wrbix

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    Was there briefly last week....surface had been pulverized up, no new surface down yet. No work yet on the apron. Hope that gets redone as well.
    No, no lengthening. 311F0562-2034-4771-934C-5B36807855C6.jpeg B1C6D822-E729-45EC-9457-EAD96CD90766.jpeg
     
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    Help? Dunno, commonly a crosswind off the Gulf.
    Displaced thresholds both ends don’t help either, although most don’t pay them any attention.
    Beware of birds
     
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    Sure you could manage with those new VGs!;)
     
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    Yeah, it was one of the airports in mind when I decided to get them installed. I've been there several times over the years and really enjoy it. I'd be fine light and preferably not on a hot day. Looking forward to going back. :)
     
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    Use every bit of Runway there.
    And if there's no Breeze make sure you take off to the West over the water there's only a 5-foot fence.


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    No fence on either end of runway.
     
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    My Cedar Key next door neighbor (who is also a pilot) reports someone landed at KCDK yesterday in spite of the big yellow Xs. SMH.
     
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    How did that turn out?

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    Apparently then took off. So OK, I guess.
    No report if they stayed for lunch, o_O
     
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    Do you know if the surface has been replaced ?

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    Found notam , closed till Oct. 17[​IMG]

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    Back open, NOTAM lifted.
     
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    Piece of cake. I've taken a rented C172 there for a fun lunch when I was working temporarily at UF. I'd have no qualms taking my AA-5 there. Might do it on my next trip to Florida.
     
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    I plan on going there in my F33A this winter.