Tuesday, July 26, 2011

FFC Welcomes 'Witness to War'

Atlanta Regional Airport welcomes the people from the non profit organization 'Witness to War'. They're here at our airport interviewing WWII veterans. If you would like to learn more about this organization dedicating to preserving the stories of those who fought for our freedom, check out their website at http://www.witnesstowar.org/

Monday, July 18, 2011

Beautiful Weather For Flying!

This entire week has been perfect flying weather..and you can tell just by looking in the air here at Atlanta Regional Airport because the sky is buzzing with airplanes of all sizes! If you haven't been by lately, now is a great time to have a picnic lunch on our playground and picnic area, take an intro flight at the Peachtree Falcon Flight Academy, stop by the Commemorative Air Force Hangar for a tour of the museum, or pop in the FBO for a rest and to watch the airplanes taxiing in.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

T Hangars, FBO Hangar Space Available...and more!

In case you haven't heard, back in October 60 Acres at the south west end of the airport was completed and is now build-ready for anyone who wants to build hangars and/or office space.  It's completely paved, with parking lots, utilities, etc...just waiting for someone to come put up some hangars!! Call the airport and ask for Jillian if you would like more details 770-487-2225
We also have 2 T-Hangars available (which is rare) and space in the FBO Hangar. 

Come be a part of the FFC Family!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

C-130 Hurricane Hunter

Atlanta Regional Airport to host Hurricane Hunter Aircraft
What is a Hurricane Hunter Aircraft?
The Hurricane Hunters are aircraft that fly into tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic Ocean and Northeastern Pacific Ocean for the specific purpose of directly measuring weather data in and around those storms. In the United States, the Air Force, Navy, and NOAA units have all participated in this mission.
Air Force Reserve "Hurricane Hunter" Aircraft will visit Peachtree City, Ga
. The public and media are invited to come aboard a WC-130J Hurricane Hunter Aircraft and meet the crew members who fly into hurricanes. In recognition of "Hurricane Awareness" and kick off of the 2011 Hurricane Season, the National Weather Service Office in Peachtree City, Georgia is teaming up with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron to bring a heightened awareness of inland tropical storm threats. The National Weather Service Office will also host an "Open House" to give area residents a chance to learn more about forecasts and warnings and how to monitor the tropics, track storms, receive warnings and take actions to protect life and property. The Red Cross and various Emergency Management agencies will also be participating. For more information about the "Hurricane Hunters" and the WC-130 aircraft, go to http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc/http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc/ and click on the related "Top News" headline at the top of the page.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hurricane Hunter Plane Tours
Atlanta Regional Airport (also known as Falcon Field Airport - FFC)
7 Falcon Drive, Peachtree City, GA
National Weather Service Open House Tours
4 Falcon Drive, Peachtree City, GA
From Interstate 85:
go to the Peachtree City exit 61, turn south onto Highway 74 and go to Peachtree City. From Highway 74, turn right onto TDK Blvd, then turn left onto Dividend Drive. Travel 0.25 miles and turn right onto Falcon Drive. The National Weather Service Office will be the first building on the left. The airport is at the end of Falcon Drive.
From State Highway 85:
Turn North at the intersection of 85 and 74. After about 6 miles, turn left onto Dividend Drive, and then turn left onto Falcon Drive. The National Weather Service Office will be the first building on the left. The airport is at the end of Falcon Drive. For additional information, please contact Jillian O'Connell jillianoconnell@kffc.org at Atlanta Regional Airport (770) 487-2225, Dan Darbe, Barry Gooden or Laura Belanger at the Peachtree City National Weather Service Office at (770) 486-1133 ext.241 or 242.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Relay For Life

Today is a busy day here at the airport. We've got Relay For Life volunteers setting up tents, stages and lighting for their event tonight, which will be taking place on the airport. We're expecting roughly 3,000 people to show up for this great event!  For those of you who don't know much about Relay, here is some info:
Event Date:  4/29/11
Event Location:  Falcon Field, Atlanta Regional Airport
Map:  Link to DirectionsContact:  kim.westwood@cancer.org
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.
Relay began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since then, Relay has grown from a single man’s passion to fight cancer into the world’s largest movement to end the disease. Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 19 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Thanks to Relay participants, we are creating a world with more birthdays a world where cancer can’t claim another year of anyone’s life.
Anyone can participate in Relay For Life. Friends, families, neighbors, classmates, sports teams, etc., can form their own teams. No matter who you are, there’s a place for you at Relay.
The only requirement to participate in Relay For Life is the $10 registration/commitment fee (per person) that is due upon registration. After that, anything you can raise through individual, team, or online fundraising is graciously accepted. It is recommended that each participant to set a personal goal to raise $100. If you raise more, that's even better. Even if you do not raise $100, you are still welcome to participate.
If you want to be part of Relay, you can start a team or join an existing team online. You can also make an online donation. http://www.relayforlife.org/

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fuel Prices Still Lower at FFC

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know fuel prices are on the rise--with no immediate end in sight. Still, fuel prices at Atlanta Regional Airport are lower than the regional average and significantly lower than other competing regional airports. Our JetA price is $5.73 including tax and AvGas is $5.90 including tax.

**Don't forget: we offer quantity discounts up to .30 off per gallon!

Also, if you recieve a letter or thank you note from us and bring it back in on your next visit, you automatically get .30 off per gallon!!

Come visit us at Atlanta Regional Airport and Save Some $$$!!