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Arcadia Airport is located in DeSoto County, Florida
and is owned and operated by the City of Arcadia. It is located just .8
miles south of SR. 70 on Airport Road on the East side of Arcadia.
Arcadia is 51 miles East of Bradenton and 64 miles West of Okeechobee on
SR 70 and 28 miles NE of Port Charlotte on US 17.
During WW1 Arcadia was known as “Aviation City” because of all the
military aviation training going on at Carlstrom & Dorr Fields.
In 1934 the City of Arcadia bought 225 acres for delinquent taxes. A
$10,000 federal grant was acquired to build a hangar and an airfield to be
used as a “secondary field” to the Carlstrom Military Airfield located
just south of Arcadia during the war. The original field had two turf
runways approximately 2,500 feet in length.
A flight school was established on the field about 1946.
Then from the mid 70’s through the mid 80’s Pat Hange and Harriet Hamilton
operated Lennox Flight School where they trained many aircraft and glider
pilots. Both Pat & Harriet are in the Soaring Hall of Fame.
The City of Arcadia and Air-Cadia entered into an agreement for Fixed Base
Operations in April of 1985. The balance of that contract was transferred
to the new owners of Air-Cadia in 2001.
In 2009 the City of Arcadia established an Airport Advisory Committee made
up of 7 members. This committee is working on ways to improve and expand
The City’s goal is to provide a friendly, safe and nicely maintained
facility for General Aviation aircraft and for aviation related commercial
If you are a pilot looking for a place to keep your plane or a business
looking to relocate to a nice G.A. Airport please contact us for more
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