Naples Air Center is located in southwest Florida on the Gulf of Mexico and is well known for its excellent year-round flying conditions.
Naples is a towered airport in class D airspace, located in the heart of the city and has some of the best facilities for general aviation in Florida. The airspace is considerably less congested than many other airports in Florida
NAC owns most of the aircraft they make available for rent. This keeps them invested in their maintenance, which they do themselves, in house. Naples Air Center has been authorized for more than 10 years to do warranty work on new planes from Piper and Cirrus.
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• Testing Center
• TSA Finger Printing
• European License Training and conversions
Local Procedures Briefing
Naples Air Center
Naples Municipal Airport - KAPF
Fuel is available on the Naples Air Center ramp by truck, contact NAC dispatch if you need fuel.
Access to Aircraft
Aircraft are dispatched through the flight school during regular hours. NAC staff will be happy to escort you to your aircraft on the ramp.
Returning the Aircraft
Secure the aircraft on its designated tie down, leave the aircraft’s clipboard, AKA “the can” in the plane, and if after hours, exit through the airport authority terminal.
Getting Reimbursed if You Buy Fuel Elsewhere
Please note that NAC reimburses for fuel purchased off the field at only $2.50 per gallon. In addition to emailing a photo of the receipt to crew@OpenAirplane.com, please leave the receipt clipped to the outside of the clipboard, AKA “the can,” with the dispatch sheet, so that it’s easy to find.
Mechanical Problems at Another Airport
Procedure for handing any maintenance issue at other field may be found on the sheet in the aircraft’s clipboard.
Securing the Aircraft Post-Flight
Each tie down is marked with an aircraft’s tail number, so it will be east to return the aircraft to the spot you departed from.
The aircraft are parked very close together on the ramp. Please do not attempt to taxi through into parking, it won’t work. Wings will hit tails.
Caution Areas, Where Hanger Rash is Most Likely
IMPORTANT: You must push back the aircraft back into it’s parking spot. Please do not attempt to taxi through to park the aircraft. It may look like you have enough clearance to avoid hitting other aircraft, but experience has taught Pilots otherwise, in a harsh lesson that is both loud and expensive.
What Fuel Load to Expect, and How to Change It
Fuel loads are variable; the aircraft get topped off each night. NAC will try their best to respond to any requests if you need a specific fuel load for your flight.
Local Airspace Considerations
Standard Departure Procedures
Don’t turn out prior to reaching the airport boundary, and reaching minimum of 500ft AGL please.
Check AFD / NOTAMS for hours of operation of Naples tower.
Best Way to Get Flight Following
Get assigned your squawk on from ground control on 121.6.
You can expect a handoff to Fort Myers approach on 119.75.
Flight Service may be reached via the remote on field at 123.6.
Local Reporting Points
Typical TFR Considerations
None, but please note the ADIZ offshore.
Local Airfield Operations
Run Up Area
Plan to run up at the end of your assigned runway.
What Does Tower Want You Tod Do Before You Call?
July 27, 2013, 7:36 p.m.