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Sun News, The (Myrtle Beach, SC)
February 6, 2005
PILOTS’ SPIRITS SOAR ON NEWS OF MB AIRPARK
Author: Jenny Burns The Sun News
Section: MONEY & SUNDAY OPINION
Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series of reports highlighting residential and commercial projects along the Grand Strand.
A new development will allow pilots to land their private planes in Horry County, roll them into their own hangar and walk into their home.
The concept is new to the Grand Strand, but not to the rest of the country. About 400 Airparks have been built nationwide – 52 in Florida – and about six already exist in South Carolina.
“It’s a pilot’s dream to be able to live with your plane,” said Airpark developer and pilot Ron Heidebrink.
The idea is similar to a boating enthusiast wanting to live on the water with a dock and boat next to his home, he said.
“I’ve always wanted to live in an airpark,” said Warren Sutton, who owns Coastal Carbonics, a Myrtle Beach company that sells carbon dioxide to restaurants. “I always thought I would have to move out of the state at some point if not! hing came here.”
Sutton owns a Piper Cherokee low-wing plane and plans to build a 2,200-square-foot home with a two-car garage and a hangar at Myrtle Beach Hardee Airpark.
The site, located off Red Bluff Road near Longs, will offer 50 lots for homes and airplane hangars, two grass runways and a 16-acre fishing lake adjoining the property.
Developer Ron Heidebrink is building his home in the Airpark. The runways and amenities in the development, and possibly airplane fuel station and clubhouse, will be owned by the homeowner’s association.
“That’s for [the homeowner’s] protection, to protect their investment,” Heidebrink said. “We’re not like most developers, where they are just developing and then moving on. We’re going to live here.”
The growth in airparks is attributed to economics, said Dave Sclair, publisher of an airpark directory and founder of the organization Living with Your Plane.
As airplane tie-down fees get higher and hangar costs skyrocket – when hangers are even available – airplane owners have discovered they can use the money that would have been used for the tie-down or hangar fees to help pay for property in an airpark, Sclair said.
Heidebrink and his partner, Eldred Hardee, own EVH Manufacturing, a company that makes farm equipment and hangar doors. The two decided in 2001 that the property behind the business, which already had a 30-year-old runway for private and company use, would make the ideal residential Airpark.
The development has conditional approval from the Horry County Planning Commission and is in the process of obtaining permits and planning requirements, said Janet Carter, Horry County planning director.
The land already has the necessary zoning, and the development does not need the approval of the County Council, Carter said.
Horry County Council Chairwoman Liz Gilland said the Airpark is needed in the county.
“These Airparks have proven very popular in other areas. I used to have a little plane ! myself, so I can understand the joy of walking out your back door and getting in your plane and flying away,” Gilland said.
Once he gets approval, Heidebrink will begin selling 1- to 5-acre lot sites that cost $40,000 to $75,000. Homes start at $150,000, and hangars cost between $30,000 to $35,000 to build.
The Airpark also will have leased space in a dozen or more hangars to store planes for those not living in the development and space to tie planes down, Heidebrink said.
Richard Weinle, a pilot in Cincinnati, has been flying to the Grand Strand for 15 years for vacation. Now, he’ll get to fly to his home at the Airpark.
“I really like the area. I like the fact that there’s not a lot of hustle and bustle. The area is much more friendlier, especially out in Loris,” Weinle said.
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