Spruce Creek Fly-In FAQ’s

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What makes the spruce Creek Fly-In community so unique?

Spruce Creek Fly-In is a gated private community that has a lot to offer to its residents.

The people who live in the Spruce Creek Fly-In community tend to have a lot of common interests and an active life style.

Who owns and how is Spruce Creek Fly-In community managed?

The property owners of spruce creek are the owners of the community, with each property owner having a vote for the selection of the members of the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors oversees the operation of the community, which consists of a full time manager and a staff that deal with the day to day running of the community.

What is the size of the Spruce Creek Fly-In community?

The Spruce Creek Fly-In community covers about 1,250 acres.

There are over 500 homes with attached hangars in Spruce Creek, another 100 or so commercial condo hangars and a condo community with plane ports.

At different times of the year there may be as many as 600 aircraft based in Spruce Creek.

What are the activities that are available to the residents?

The community is made up of people with a wide range of backgrounds and interests.

One common interest is a passion for aviation, but not everyone is a pilot or owns an airplane. Many Spruce Creek residents have other interests, such as Golf and Country Club activities, tennis, motorcycles, classic cars, street rods, motor homes, travel, boating and beach activities.

What type of aircraft are located on the airport?

There is a wide range of aircraft based at the Spruce Creek Fly-In community, from several J-3 Cubs, light sports, many classic airplanes, homebuilts and up to several business jets.

There are as many as over 40 or more RV’s based at the airport, from a RV 4 through several RV 12’s.

There are also 50 or more different types of Beechcraft aircraft located on the field.

Many of the aircraft based at Spruce Creek Fly-In were built by the current owners.

If you need input with building or working on your airplane, there is usually someone in Spruce Creek that has the experience for any type of help that you may need.

How do I find the Spruce Creek Fly-In community?

The FAA designator for the Spruce Creek Fly-In community is 7FL6.

It is located 7 miles south of Daytona Beach and is 2.4 miles west of I-95 at exit 256.

What are the Aviation Facilities that are available in Spruce Creek?

It has a 4,000 ft runway with a private GPS approach for use by approved pilot residents.

There are several aircraft maintenance facilities located at Spruce Creek, as well as an avionics repair and installation facility and 2 locations to get 100LL Avgas and Jet-A.

Is there a local EAA chapter nearby?

The very active EAA 288 chapter is located on the airport with monthly meetings that have had attendance exceeding 150 people during the peak winter months.

What is the Spruce Creek Gaggle Flight?

Many of the pilots based at Spruce Creek participate in what is known as the Spruce Creek Gaggle flight.

The Gaggle Flights are made up of pilots that are proficient in formation flying and do many fly-overs for the local communities and organizations on holidays and special occasions, such as Memorial day.

Frequently these fly-overs will include a missing man formation.

Are there places for me to keep my airplane on the field?

In addition to the homes and condos that have attached hangars, the Spruce Creek POA has available long term tie downs for residents at a modest fee.

There are also commercial hangars and private homeowners who may have space available for rent in their hangars.

There are also designated tie down spaces for transient pilots.

How far is Spruce Creek from local Golf courses?

There is the Spruce Creek Country Club located inside the community with an 18 hole golf course, tennis, swimming and a fitness facility.

In addition, located within a short distance to Spruce Creek are many additional golf courses, such as Cypress Head, Crane lakes, Venetian Bay, LPGA and The Turnbull Bay golf course.

What is the association cost to a property owner who lives in Spruce Creek?

The current Spruce Creek property owner’s annual assessment is $1350.00 for the year 2011 and it is also projected for 2012 to be $1,350.00

What does the annual assessment cover?

The assessment covers the maintenance of the community private roads, runway, taxiways, community parks, common areas and the children’s rec area, as well as the 24 hour manned and gated security.

Are there additional association fees when living in Spruce Creek?

There are other smaller subdivisions and condo properties located inside the master Spruce Creek community that also may have a monthly or quarterley fee.

Each of these other association fees cover their common area maintenance, such as lawns, community pools, exterior painting, roofs and insurance.

How secure is the Spruce Creek Fly-In community?

There are 2 manned entry points in the community that require verification and proof of identify for people who are not residents.

This proof is usually in the form of a driver’s license information that is recorded.

There are also security cameras located at strategic areas through out the community.

In addition, there are roving security patrols on a 24 hour basis.

Is there a commercial area located in the Spruce Creek Fly-In community?

There is a commercial area located in the center of the community that is made up of about 100 hangars and buildings that house different business and includes the “Downwind Cafe”, a local restaurant that offers excellent food and entertainment.

How did the Spruce Creek Fly-In community get started?

Spruce Creek started as a Naval training field in 1943, was later turned over to local communities and sold to the first developers in the 1960’s.

The development of the Spruce Creek as a residential airpark began in the early 1970’s.

Starting in the mid 1980’s it began to attract a lot of interest and today it has developed into a vibrant community of approximately 1,600 taxable properties.

Are there any building lots left to build a new home on?

There are still several lots left to build on, with some that will accommodate a home with a hangar.