OKAY, LET’S DO THIS by Mark Phelps Flying Magazine July 2016
“You’ve made the executive decision. Your career is either winding down, or in the right place for a change of address (maybe your flying is part of the reason you can live where you want, rather than where you have to). Finances are right to make a move. You’ve talked it through-and-through with spouse and kids, who may or may not still be “in the nest”. And your flying friends all agree, it’s the right thing to do, YES, you’re moving to place where the houses come with not just bedrooms, baths and garages ...but also a hangar.
Living at an “airpark” or “fly-in community” has to be on any pilot’s wannado list. When you gaze out the kitchen window and the warm blue, sky beckons, it just takes a few steps to answer the call. No need to pack the car with everything you think you might need when you get to the airport. Want to check wind conditions? Just glance at the windsock.”
Living in a neighborhood with like-minded individuals who share the same passion give airparks a true sense of community and a lifestyle like no where else. Many pilots in these communities own their planes in partnership providing economic benefits as well as the airplane flying more often. Whether you fly for business, pleasure or both your airplane is a pre-flight away from taking you to Mackinac Island for lunch, visiting friends and family or having that face-to-face business meeting, all while being able to be home by dinner.
It is time to find an experienced and knowledgeable real estate broker who understands this highly specialized market. Albert Miranda with Hangar Homes Realty specializes in dealing with these unique homes. Albert is a pilot, airpark homeowner, shareholder and board member of an airpark community. Let his knowledge help guide you in finding that perfect home.