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Flying into Apple Valley !

Two favorite sons of Apple Valley. Roy Rogers and Sky King.

Best time of the year to go? Fall though spring
Flight time in a Super Viking from KAJO? 0.5
Food on the airport? Yes, restaurant in the terminal
Fuel on airport? Yes, really high price
Landing or Parking fees? No
Comments about arriving and departing.  Be aware of the acrobatic box north of the airport
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Apple Valley Airport

From Abandoned and Little Known Airports: As the town of Apple Valley expanded around the original airport, a new site was chosen farther out of town, which would also provide for a longer runway. The newly Apple Valley County Airport (3 miles northeast) was built in 1970, at which point the original airport presumably closed.

According to Michael McMurtrey, "With regard to the original Apple Valley airport, if you want to see what it looked like, take a look at any of the 'Sky King' episodes featuring the Cessna 310, for stock footage of the Songbird landing at that airport was used in many of the episodes.

The house used as Sky's ranch house was across the main road to the south, and the Songbird was routinely taxied across the main highway (California Route 18) to the house for filming!"

The new airport is really pretty nice. A large runway with several hangers, large fuel island and a airport cafe. There is an FBO on the airport called MidField Aviation which is very active. I've been inside and really like the feel of the place. They do sponsor water balloon bombing events right in front of the FBO.

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A shot of us after breakfast in Apple Valley.

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