Located in the Northeast corner of Florida, Craig Airport (KCRG) is a fairly easy airport to fly into. There are two runways (5/23 and 14/32) just over 4,000' long, and the control tower operators are very accomodating and friendly. There won't be any special arrival procedures for the event, but it will help the Tower if you request flight following before arriving (groups of 2 or more aircraft can request one transponder code). Formation flights are welcome.
There are several large airports in the area, so be sure to review the surrounding airspace beforehand and plan accordingly (especially if flying VFR).
Jacksonville Approach/Departure - 124.9
KCRG ATIS - 125.4
KCRG Tower - 132.1
KCRG Ground - 121.8
Clearance Delivery - 118.35
More Airport Information can be found at: https://www.airnav.com/airport/KCRG
From the North:
I-95 - Drive south to exit 362A (I-295 S.), keep left to stay on I-295, take exit 48 to FL-10 E., keep left and turn onto FL-10 E (Atlantic Blvd), turn left at the next traffic light (St. John's Bluff Road N.), turn right onto Aviation Ave and arrive at the destination.
I-75 - Drive south to exit 435 and merge onto I-10 E. toward Jacksonville, use middle lane to stay on I-10 E., Merge onto I-95 N., take exit 353B toward Union St./Beaver St., continue East on Union St., use left two lanes to turn slightly left onto FL-115 S., continue East to St. John's Bluff Road N., turn left on St. John's Bluff Road N. and then right onto Aviation Ave, arrive at the destination.
From the South:
I-95 - Drive north to the exit for FL-9B, follow FL-9B and merge onto I-295, take exit 49 for St. John's Bluff Road S., Merge onto St. John's Bluff Road S., drive past Atlantic Blvd, turn right onto Aviation Ave and arrive at the destination
From I-75 - Drive north to exit 435 and merge onto I-10 E. toward Jacksonville, use middle lane to stay on I-10 E., Merge onto I-95 N., take exit 353B toward Union St./Beaver St., continue East on Union St., use left two lanes to turn slightly left onto FL-115 S., continue East to St. John's Bluff Road N., turn left on St. John's Bluff Road N. and then right onto Aviation Ave, arrive at the destination.
We have several hotels nearby that offer discounted rates for those attending the Fly-In. They are listed below, based on the areas in which they are located. When calling to make reservations, be sure to mention that you are flying in to Craig Airport and would like the Craig Air Center discount.
Near Craig Airport: For those wanting to spend as much time at the airport as posible.
Courtyard Marriott Hampton Inn
9815 Lantern St. 1021 Hospitality Lane
Jacksonville, FL 32225 Jacksonville, FL 32225
Oceanfront: Approximately 15-20 minutes from the airport, the Beaches offer a small-town feel, great restaurants, and night life.
Comfort Inn Oceanfront Ocean One Resort
1515 North 1st Street 1 Ocean Blvd
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Town Center: Approximately 15 minutes from the airport, Town Center is an area with a lot of upscale-shopping, restaurants, a movie theater, and some night life. Homewood is located right in the middle of it all.
Homewood Suites (Hilton) Sheraton Jacksonville
10434 Midtown Parkway 10605 Deerwood Park Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32246 Jacksonville, FL 32256
The best places to reserve rental cars is through one of our two FBO's at Craig Airport. They will have extra vehicles on-site in preparation for the event, but it is best to call ahead and reserve one if you think you will need transportation. Their contact information is below:
Craig Air Center - (904) 641-0300 Sky Harbor (904) 641-8555
There are many nearby restaurants, with a variety of styles and price ranges. A list of restaurants will be added at a later date.
The Town Center Shopping Mall is 10 minutes away with shopping and restaurants. It is an outdoor setup, with many individual and strip buildings, and is best to be visited with decent weather. There are a wide range of shops and it is a very nice location.
The Avenues Mall is 20 minutes away and is fully enclosed in a typical mall layout, which is more desirable in poor weather.
Although nearby, we do not recommend going to Regency Square Mall.
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
If you are coming with kids and want to venture away from the airport for some activities, we have a very nice zoo located just 30 minutes from the airport.
Jacksonville is home to some great beaches with many restaurants and a small town feel. Each beach has it's own personality from Atlantic Beach at the north, to Ponte Vedra at the southern end.