“We have fun owners!” laughed airpark community developer Mike Ciochetti, when asked what best described the kind of people who live in the exclusive Heaven’s Landing located just outside Clayton, Ga., surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest. The airport community, which is known at NBAA’s convention each year for its “angels” in the company’s exhibit (tastefully attired, right down to their downy wings) has seen excellent sales stats in the past couple of years. “We recently were able to retire our developer debt,” Ciochetti told AIN. “This allowed us to begin offering our “Hassle-free Owner Financing” on the purchase of lots and hangars, which we announced last month.”
Ciochetti said that 169 lots out of 300 in phase 1 of the development are sold. Phase 2 and phase 3 of the community are plotted. The lots, which average 1.5 acres, surround a 5,069-foot paved and lighted concrete runway that sports its own GPS approach, hangars with indoor plumbing and onsite avgas and jet fuel. Some lots have taxiway access, while others are located higher up into the hills of the airpark and offer valley views.
The community is an active one, with a three-story clubhouse that features a private lounge, dining room, veranda, fitness center with racquetball, billiards and steam and dry saunas in the locker rooms. A concierge service is available for assisting owners with catering and use of the facility for large private events. Equestrian, biking and hiking trails wind their way through the community, as well. A large community swimming pool and Jacuzzi are currently planned to overlook the runway. Community events included a once-a-year wannaGoFast auto-racing weekend.
Ciochetti participates in NBAA’s Convention & Exhibition each year, insisting that it brings in significant sales leads. “We are here trying to get people to come visit,” he said, “once they arrive at Heaven’s Landing, the place really sells itself.”