AACA Moves Blog

Hello to all of you AACA Supporters!

We have moved our blog to a WordPress hosted account accessible via the AACA Homepage under "Site Features" or by following THIS LINK. Pleasee check it out as we are going to begin phasing out this account.

Also, renewals are now due for those of you who signed up at Sun-n-Fun 2010 or anytime prior to July 2010. Please login to your AACA account by clicking on the "Member Login" Link in the upper right-hand corner of the AACA Homepage. If your renewal is now due you will see a red "renew membership" box blinking in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.

If you are not already, become a fan of us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. And be sure to set us as an Approved Sender in your Email Account as we have been having several issues with members not receiving our transmissions, and therefore missing out on our updates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at Jenna@americanaircampers.com or give us a call at 1-877-352-CAMP(2267).

The Latest Air Camping Aircraft

It is a little groggy on takeoff, but after that, it flies pretty smooth.

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Who are these people... and why are they so happy?

Imagine looking out the window of a private airplane, watching the sun rising over a remote area of America. Over the nose, a grass landing strip comes into view. You enter a shallow bank to check the wind direction. A couple of moments later, as you line up for landing, you swear there is the smell of fresh coffee in the air. O.K., power back…slow now over the fence... s l o w e r. The tires gently meet friendly turf and you know you have arrived.

Turning your craft around, you pass several tents along side of the runway. A variety of people of all ages are sitting on picnic tables, tree stumps and blanketed ground, amazed by your arrival, just as they were with their own. Not far there is a clearing where a variety of old and new, large and small airplanes sit. You silence the engine and sit for a moment to listen to the gentle…peaceful…soft sounds of morning. When you open the door you are greeted by a smiling faces who ask where you are from, compliment you on your choice of airplanes and invite you to become part of a village they jokingly call Canvas Heights.

This home town in the wilderness, is one more new horizon to be recorded in the log books of a unique society of aviators called “air campers.” There are no written rules here. There are also no television sets, computers, cell phones or beepers. Everyone agrees, “ ‘probably wouldn’t do any good to bring em, ‘cause there are no towers around here either.” There is very little need for a watch. About the only things you might want to bring, other than your camp gear, would be a pocket knife, or a harmonica, maybe a Frisbee or a deck of cards and a good book. Of course, a sense of humor is required. It might also help to know an old song or two and posses the knowledge to build a fire and make a huge pot of “hobo” coffee.

By the time you are ready to break camp and depart (which happens far too soon), you will have met many new friends. There is no need to be sad. You will see them, very soon on another adventure that will be similar, but never identical, to this one.

All air campers know, that is about as certain as the sun coming up every day!

Come visit American Air Campers Assocaition Website to become a founding member and experience all that our Association has to offer while showing you New Horizons and New Friends!

AACA is now on Twitter!

Good Morning Air Campers! Additions to our Air Camp Guide are moving along and you should expect to see new portions of our site being made public very soon! American Air Campers Association can now be found on Twitter. We will be tweeting about information pertaining to our wonderful Association as well as other interesting topics. Feel free to follow us by visiting our twitter page www.twitter.com/americanaircamp. We look forward to seeing you!

Echo Memories and Mentions from Sun 'N Fun

In keeping with our slogan “New Horizons – New Friends”, we met so many great people at Sun ‘n Fun! Our display outside and inside hangar E was the highlight of the camping set. We had to keep a close eye on those who wanted to take “Couper”, our mascot, home with them.

The weather was great until Sunday when everything got a good soaking. Thanks to those who attended our Air Camping Forums on Tuesday and Thursday. And a big thanks and welcome to all those who signed up to become Founding Members of AACA. You can do the same just by clicking here or by visiting “Become a founding member” on our home page. Next stop, Oshkosh… in less than a hundred days!

All the Light Sport aircraft on display were one of the highlights of the event. We want to know which LSA you think would be the best, and the worst, for Air Camping. One of our favorites is the Brazilian Paradise P1 which is assembled in Sebring Florida. It has lots of room for gear and even sleeps two with the seats removed. Give us your pros and cons about any light sport for air camping. We will keep score and let you know the results.

Sun 'N Fun Update


Greetings members and guests!! The AACA has been enjoying a great week here in Lakeland Florida! Scores of new members have joined our ranks and we've been demonstrating our exclusive line of pilot friendly camping gear and supplies .

Stop by and greet us @ the ECHO hanger through Sunday 4/18!!


Our first AACA gathering is tentative planned for Oskosh 2010!! Details to be announced soon!

Hoping to see you soon around the campfire, Dereck Walton-base camp advisor and AACA Mobile Support Vehicle pilot

Official Introduction of AACA

Hey, all you bloggers!

We are really glad to see you on the site! A lot of you were early birds and sort of caught us by surprise. I apologize for not sending a message to each of you, but things here at AACA are wild! There is really excitement in the air!

One of the greatest ways to keep in touch with each other and tell your own personal adventure tails is the BLOG!

We invite you to BLOG ON and share your experiences with the group! Tell everyone about you, your plane, your family and friends, where you have been and where you plan to go next! We even like animal pictures!

It's simple…It's easy…It’s like falling off a Blog!

Don Abbott

Air Camping – Wherever you go…There is more!