Orlando-Apopka Airport is in Apopka, FL located north west of Orlando in Orange County. The area has easy access to all of the major attractions, but far away from the stressful crowds. It is approximately a 20-30 minute drive from Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Downtown Orlando.
Apopka is fast growing city and has so much to offer anyone who visits. Guests can antique shop at Trader Mae's, kayak through clear waters in Wekiwa Springs State Park, hike the trails of Rock Spring Run State Reserve, drive the Lake Apopka Wildlife Trail, take a Discovery Flight, and experience the delicious culinary options in the surrounding areas. Find out more about the amazing places to eat and adventures that await below.
Apopka Airport History
It all started with an unconventional idea that grew into the most unique aviation project Central Florida has ever seen - the Orlando Apopka Airport.
In 2004, a developer purchased the Orlando County Airport. At the time, the airport had been a sleepy little strip just outside of Apopka for over fifty years. However, changes were on the way. The developer saw that general aviation aircrafts in Central Florida needed a friendly home.
Almost two hundred separate lots were platted and offered for sale, the runway was lengthened and widened, and a parallel taxiway added. Once annexed into the City of Apopka, the airport gained a new name, the Orlando Apopka Airport. No more renting hangars or land leases. Now, aircraft owners are building equity and protecting their airplanes in privately owned hangars. Most recently the runway was repaved and stripped, putting a finishing touch on the appearance of the airport.
Aviation business owners found value in owning rather than tossing away cash on leased locations. Today, Orlando Apopka Airport is home to several aircraft mechanics, flight schools, the local EAA Chapter 1551, just to name a few.
The airport is more than just a safe haven for airplanes; it has become a social center for aviation enthusiasts featuring fly-ins, hangar parties and lots of just "plane" fun.
Orlando Apopka Airport (X04), formerly known as Orlando County, is a privately owned, public-use airport. X04 features a 3987 x 60 foot lighted paved runway with Papi's on the approach to runways 15 & 33. Runways 15 & 33 also have RNAV - GPS approaches. The airport common areas are maintained by the OAA Owners Association.
Please note that the property surrounding the Aviate Inn are maintained by us, the owners, and the OAA. So please be respectful of our landscaping as we have taken much pride in ensuring it stays beautiful for us as owners, our community, and and our guests.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Apopka will come and pick you up from Aviate Inn. Due to COVID-19 pick up restrictions may apply so please give them a call prior.
Some other options to get to the location if pick up service is not available are via: Uber or Lyft (~$12 one way).
Contact Information: 882 E Semoran Blvd, Apopka, FL 32703 | Phone: (407) 884-6313
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Anything Is Possible When You Use Your Imagination
Staying the weekend? Plan a brunch with Chef Ju'von with custom mimosa cocktails.
Celebrating a special day with family and friends? Connect with Chef Dana from the The Dinner Project to plan a special evening ripe with custom cocktail and a one of a kind 4 course meal.
Staying overnight on a Wednesday and want to Wine Down? Schedule a wine tasting with Apopka's finest sommelier, Ella at Propagate Social House! Oh and don't forget to order your charcuterie to pair with your wine.
Want to go out to eat but don't know where? Make sure to check out our blog, Hangar Talk and see what Apopka has to offer under our "Experience Apopka" category or connect to the Orlando Foodie Forum presented by Tasty Chomps on Facebook prior to your arrival.
Want to watch planes and enjoy a meal outside? Reach out to one of our picnic vendors and secure their amazing services to build a unique and beautiful picnic on the balcony or on the grounds facing the taxiway.
Take Time To Explore And Create Your Own Unique Adventure
Schedule a Discovery Flight with First Landings Aviation, Rene Aviation, or D&J Aviation located on the airport property.
Things to Do and Events in Apopka, Mount Dora, Orlando, Downtown Winter Garden, Downtown Winter Park.
Hiking, Biking, and Water Sports: Wekiwa Springs State Park, Rock Spring Run, and Lake Apopka Wildlife Trails
Theme Parks: Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, and Sea World.