a quick hop over from Peter O', and has a great restaurant on the
airport. They serve breakfast lunch and dinner, and Lakeland Tower
is about the nicest ATC anywhere. I've been over to breakfast several
times, and these pics are from the first time when Jamie, Julie
and I went over in his Cherokee 140.
Here's Julie and Jamie in front of the FBO at Lakeland Linder. Those
are people from the restaurant on the second floor balcony. That's
where the restaurant is.
I get a big,
disgusting breakfast with toast and jam, eggs, grits and whatever
else is moving slower than me. Flyin' makes me hungry/
was our approach to runway 05. Click on the picture for a larger
view.The tower is on the left side, close to the middle. Lakeland
has huge runways, too. I usually come in on 09. Straight in approach,
chop-and-drops. I fly from a fairly short airport, and like to come
in on or close to the numbers, then I usually have to taxi my ass
off at 30 Nm for half a mile. Better safe than sorry.
the tower after we landed. The day was getting kind of overcast,
and a thin layer of clouds was starting to form at about 2500'.
It's always a little bumpier going back to the west, and this day
was no exception. Good flight though, and good trip.
I got to fly
the Cherokee for about tweny minutes each way. It really flies nice.
It's in excellent condition and is extremely stable. Great little
that Chief from the other side. You see all kinds of planes show
up for breakfast runs here. This one looked brand new, inside and
out. That's a Stearman Kadet behind it. There were also Cirrus',
182's, a 152 Aerobat, a Trinidad, and several other 172's.
If you're looking
for a trip destination to a towered airport that doesn't have the
hassles of so many others, I'd highly recommend Lakeland Linder.
The food is great. The people are all very nice. The runways are
immaculate and spacious, and it's surrounded by some beautiful scenery.
See you there!