Spruce Creek fly-in, Port Orange!

And another nostalgia post oh well, these are the times!! I seaching into my vault as mentioned many photos lots of material but a hard work indeed. Going back to my times in the state of Florida, where I lived for 18 years Central and South of it.  Again, went to College here (ERAU), got my job here, married at city island municipal courthouse and my oldest son was born at Halifax Hospital, ok…

Only have one photo again from this period, with my dear late wife Martine at the Spruce Creek fly-in in Port Orange just south of Daytona Beach, Florida. I happened to be here because my father did tile pool work for a man who was one of the founders of the Sabre reservation system for American Airlines and lived there so my father tag me alone. Because the anecdote of the trip this men neighbor was John Travolta and wife Cynthia which I met!!! Unfortunately rather private encounter and no photos allowed of his Cessna 310 jet lol!

Daytona Beach

What I did get was a ride on our friend Cessna 172 all over the Kennedy Space center and back, with my family so it is nostalgic for me indeed. Hope you enjoy the post and heck, great properties to have there if you need to park your airplane in your hangar garage lol!

A bit on the spot Spruce Creek Fly-in.

Spruce Creek Airport  (FAA LID 7FL6) is a private airport and housing community located in Port Orange, 7 miles or about 11 km south of Daytona Beach, Volusia county, Florida. It was originally constructed during WWII as an outlying field (OLF) to nearby Naval Air Station DeLand and Daytona Beach.

Port Orange is a city in Volusia County, Florida  which initially was settled by John Milton Hawks, who brought freed blacks to work at his sawmill after the  US Civil War. The area that became known as Freemanville is a legacy of the settlers who stayed in the area. It is also,known for the harbor or port where oranges were shipped all over therefore the name of Port Orange.

The Spruce Creek Fly-in is west of the I95 interstate highway .The best way to get there is get on US 1 (South Ridgewood ave) and turn right into the Dunlawton avenue or SR 421, it then becomes Taylor Road (we did drag racing here during good old college days!!) this is still the SR 421. Then turn left on the Spruce Creek Blvd you have a couple turns remaining but signs lead you to Spruce Creek Fly in. Wonderful countryside on the mainland. Port Orange is on the other side of the Intracoastal waterways so no beach, for that you need to turn into Dunlawton avenue over the bridge into Daytona Beach Shores left or Wilbur by the Sea right.

Some webpages to help you plan your visit here are

Spruce Creek fly in on its history webpage: Fly In on history of Spruce Creek

The Spruce Creek journal (newspaper) and housing: Spruce Creek Journal

The city of Port Orange on its history: City of Port Orange on its history

And there you go another nostalgia lane story of yours truly. Yes it has been a long trek on various continents and countries and what not, all worth it, very rich, and always missing these places as a reluctant traveler does always. Hope you enjoy Spruce Creek Fly In at Port Orange.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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