Airport

Aero Acres has a paved runway----a 3150' X 50' with and a parallel
3150' X 100' grass taxiway. The runway has pilot controlled runway lights, PAPI, & rotating beacon. There is a paved turnaround pad on the south side at the west end of the runway. The runway is 9 / 27

Four clicks on 122.9 to get AWOS & Five clicks for runway lights.   Windsocks are located along the north side of the grass taxiway. Lights are controlled on the unicom frequency of 122.9. 

Caution: Watch for Sandhill Cranes on the runway and taxiways.

 

Paved Runway 27 looking West

 

Runway looking west

 

 

Looking East

 

Runway looking east

 

 

FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 10 JANUARY 2013

Location

FAA Identifier: 

FD88

Lat/Long: 

27-20-31.1530N / 080-31-19.1960W
27-20.519217N / 080-31.319933W
27.3419869 / -80.5219989
(estimated)

Elevation: 

25 ft. / 8 m (estimated)

Variation: 

03W (1985)

From city: 

11 miles SW of FORT PIERCE, FL

Time zone: 

UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)

Zip code: 

34987

Airport Operations

Airport use: 

Private use. Permission required prior to landing

Activation date: 

02/1990

Sectional chart: 

MIAMI

Control tower: 

NO

ARTCC: 

MIAMI CENTER

FSS: 

MIAMI FLIGHT SERVICE STATION

Attendance: 

UNATENDED

Wind indicator: 

LIGHTED

Segmented circle: 

NO

Lights: 

FOR MIRL RY 09/27 5 CLICKS ON 122.9.

Airport Communications

WX AWOS at FD88    4 clicks on 122.9

 

WX ATIS at FPR (12 nm NE): 

PHONE 772-489-4281

WX AWOS-3 at OBE (18 nm W): 

118.675 (863-467-1148)

WX AWOS-3 at SUA (19 nm SE): 

PHONE 772-692-7399

WX ASOS at VRB (20 nm N): 

PHONE 772-978-9535

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance

  

VOR name

  

Freq

  

Var

TRVr192/20.3

 

TREASURE VORTAC

 

117.30

 

07W

PHKr015/34.8

 

PAHOKEE VORTAC

 

115.40

 

00E

 

NDB name

  

Hdg/Dist

  

Freq

  

Var

  

ID

FORT PIERCE

 

229/11.8

 

275

 

07W

 

FPR

 ..-. .--. .-.

VERO BEACH

 

200/20.1

 

392

 

04W

 

VEP

 ...- . .--.

UNITED

 

342/27.8

 

405

 

03W

 

UTX

 ..- - -..-

Airport Services

Runway Information

Runway 9/27

Dimensions: 

3150 x 50 ft. / 960 x 15 m

Surface: 

Asphalt

Runway edge lights: 

medium intensity

 

RUNWAY 9

  

RUNWAY 27

Traffic pattern: 

left

 

left

Displaced threshold: 

300 ft.

 

300 ft.

Obstructions: 

50 ft. trees, 450 ft. from runway

 

none

 

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: 

Privately-owned

Owner: 

AERO ACRES PROPERTY OWNERS
18607 MACH ONE DRIVE
PORT ST LUCIE, FL 34988

Manager: 

Robert (Bob) Di Giovanni
18607 MACH ONE DRIVE
PORT ST LUCIE, FL 34988
Phone 508-944-7029

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field:

 

26

Single engine airplanes:

 

20

Multi engine airplanes:

 

6

Helicopters:

 

2

Ultralights:

 

0

Additional Remarks

BIRDS ON RUNWAY

 

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at FD88.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KFPR - St Lucie County International Airport (12 nm NE)
KOBE - Okeechobee County Airport (18 nm W)
KSUA - Witham Field Airport (19 nm SE)
KVRB - Vero Beach Municipal Airport (20 nm N)
06FA - William P Gwinn Airport

 

 

Arrival / Departure patterns

 

 

  1. Enter pattern in level flight, abeam the midpoint of the runway, at pattern altitude. (1,000' AGL is rcmmmended pattern altitude unless established otherwise . . .)
  2. Maintain pattern altitude until abeam approach end of the landing runway on downwind leg.
  3. Complete turn to final at least 1/4 mile from the runway.
  4. Continue straight ahead until beyond departure end of runway.
  5. If remaining in the traffic pattern, commence turn to crosswind leg beyond the departure end of the runway within 300 feet of pattern altitude.
  6. If departing the traffic pattern, continue straight out, or exit with a 45 degree turn (to the left when in a left−hand traffic pattern; to the right when in a right−hand traffic pattern) beyond the departure end of the runway, after reaching pattern altitude.
  7. Do not overshoot final or continue on a track which will penetrate the final approach of the parallel runway.
  8. Do not continue on a track which will penetrate the departure path of the parallel runway.

 

Aero Acres - Private Airport

Air Operational Rules and Regulations

  1. Flying practices shall be consistent with and not in violation of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations. Procedures recommended in the FAA Advisory Circulars and Airman’s Information Manual (AIM) shall be used.
  2. The airstrip shall be used only for lawful purposes.
  3. The use of the airstrip shall be restricted to residents, lot owners, their immediate families and invited guests. Residents and lot owners shall be responsible to advise their invited guests of these airport rules and regulations.
  4. All aircraft landing on the runway shall observe a STANDARD LEFT HAND TRAFFIC PATTERN, flown at 1000 ft. AGL except as follows: Helicopters, Gyrocopters and ultralights shall observe a STANDARD RIGHT HAND TRAFFIC PATTERN, flown at 500 ft. AGL. For takeoff and landing on the center & north taxiway see #5 & #6.  No take off or landings are allowed on the south or west taxiway.
  5. Residents, lot owners residing on the center & north taxiway and their guests can, at their discretion and after careful consideration for the safety and noise to the residents, during day light operation, land and depart from those taxiways with a helicopter or land only with a gyrocopter, however in such case no helicopter/gyrocopter shall fly over any residence or property within Aero Acres. Gyrocopters shall use the runway for all takeoffs.
  6. Any helicopter using the center taxiway for departure shall not cross the runway or extended runway centerline within one half mile of the airport.
  7. Helicopters and gyrocopters landing on the center taxiway to the west (27) shall keep their pattern in close ( ¼ mile ) at 500 ft and use a left traffic pattern. Landing on the center taxiway to the east (09) shall use right traffic.                                               
  8. Helicopters & gyrocopters landing on the north taxiway to the east (09) shall keep their pattern in close ( ¼ mile ) at 500 ft and use a left traffic pattern. Landing to the west (27) shall use right traffic.
  9. All helicopter/gyrocopter training activity will be restricted to the runway & right hand traffic.
  10. NO down wind take-offs or landings.
  11. NO straight in approaches. USE 45-DEGREE ENTRY TO PATTERN.
  12. For the purpose of checking wind direction, no aircraft shall cross the airport lower than their traffic pattern altitude.
  13. It is recommended that all aircraft have and use a radio tuned to 122.9 and announce their intentions in the usual manner.
  14. TO ACTIVATE LIGHTS- key your mike 5 times and all lights come on for 15 minutes.
  15. NIGHT OPERATIONS – Use lighted paved surface Runway.
  16. 15.  At all times, be aware of agricultural aircraft flying and working in the vicinity of Aero Acres. Agriculture aircraft are based to the north of Aero Acres and will pass over Aero Acres at 500 ft AGL when traversing this area. At times these aircraft are working fields adjacent to Aero Acres on the east and south and have been advised to listen on 122.9.
  17. Before any unlicensed pilot operates an ultralight /light sport aircraft at Aero Acres, the pilot must have received proper training from a certified flight instructor and endorsed to fly.
  18. It is the Pilot’s responsibility at all times to operate the aircraft in a safe manner, taking into consideration all relevant factors including, but not limited to, ground conditions, weather conditions, trees and landscaping, other aircraft, and any other factors that may impact an aircraft at a particular time, place and date.

 

 

Helicopter & Gyrocopter Traffic Pattern