BSFA is going to Sebring!

December 16th, 2017

BSF airpark will be attending the Sport Aviation Expo at the Sebring Regional Airport January 24-27 in Sebring, FL.

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Big South Fork Holiday Hours

December 2nd, 2017

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Big South Fork Airpark will be spending the Christmas Holiday with friends and family, office will be closed December 24th -January 2nd.

Have a wonderful Holiday

Big South Fork National Park Video

November 27th, 2017

Never been to Big South Fork? Watch this amazing video made by the parks department to see a glimpse. Watch Here

Homesite 35 is for sale at BSFA, and is ready to be customized into the owner’s dream home.

November 27th, 2017

Quiet Airpark living is possible with this 4 bedroom / 4 bathroom, 2,700 sq/ft home. Homesite 35 has a two-car garage and rests on a 1.8 acre lot. The Main floor features an open floor plan with a large fireplace, quality appliances (included with price) and a spacious deck with an outdoor fireplace. New owners have the ability to make this home their own with a 1,600 sqft unfinished basement.  (Learn More)

Price REDUCED : $479k*

*Some restrictions may apply.

BSFA Holiday Hours

November 10th, 2017

thanksgiving-westmont-ilMay your Thanksgiving Day be filled with happiness and cheer!

Big South Fork Airpark will be spending the Thanksgiving Holiday with friends and family, the office will be closed November 20th – November 26th. Have a wonderful holiday!

Big South Fork receives ‘colorblind-less’ viewfinder

November 6th, 2017

Autumn colorful foliage over lake with beautiful woods in red and yellow color.

BANDY CREEK — The Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area is one of three Tennessee sites selected for the installation of colorblind-less viewfinders that help color blind visitors and residents of the Volunteer State see the vibrant fall foliage in all its glory.

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development installed the specially-equipped viewfinder at East Rim Overlook in the Big South Fork NRRA. That was one of just three sites selected for the viewfinders, which feature the latest technology lenses for alleviating red-green color deficiencies. The other two sites were Ober Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg, and the Interstate 26 overlook near Erwin in Unicoi County.

Located just off S.R. 297 west of Oneida, East Rim is an easily-accessed overlook that offers stunning, panoramic views of the Big South Fork River gorge, and is among the most popular spots within the park — particularly during the fall season.

But people afflicted by protanopia and protanomaly — more commonly known as red-green color blindness — are not able to fully enjoy the effect of nature’s transition from deep green to brilliant shades of red, orange and gold.

The viewfinders change that, enabling color blind visitors to see the foliage just as it appears to people with normal vision.

“I see the colors and they’re florescent and beautiful and great, and I’ll say (to Jim), ‘Honey see that?’ and he’ll say ‘What?’ I wish he could see what I see,” said the wife of Jim Nichols, a color blind visitor who was one of the first to see through the newly-installed viewfinders.

Both Nichols and his wife could not hold back tears as he looked through the viewfinder to see the scenic beauty of the fall colors for the very first time in his life.

“One of the main pillars we promote in Tennessee is our scenic beauty,” said Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Kevin Triplett. “The reds, oranges and yellows in the fall and the incredible colors in the spring are a staple of what comes to mind when people think about Tennessee or visit here. But to realize, through red/green deficiencies and other forms of colorblindness, there potentially are more than 13 million people in our country alone who cannot fully appreciate the beauty our state has to offer, we wanted to do something about that. We wanted to provide opportunities for more people to see what those of us who can may take for granted.”

Stephen Brewer was one of those color deficient visitors who was able to use the colorblind-less viewfinders to experience fall colors for the first time.

“Now I know why people come from miles and states around just to see this,” he said.

BSFA is in the Middle of it All!

October 23rd, 2017

Big South Fork Airpark is located 50 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee, and is centrally located to many local attractions and activities. We chose this location due to the proximity to the 125,000-acre Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and all the exciting adventures nearby.

Our residents can tour the local historic attractions or drive into one of our region’s small towns for a quick lunch, and even grab a room at a local bed and breakfast and make a multi-day trip out of it. But if you are wanting to stay close to home there is everything you ever need in the local town of Oneida, TN, making everyday life at the airpark a breeze!

CNN Article     Map Flyer PDF      Local Amenities Flyer PDF

Blog: Top 10 Reasons to Choose to Fly into Scott County Airport at BSFA!

October 23rd, 2017

Choosing an Airpark is a HUGE decision, and at BSFA we are honored to have so many people tour and explore our beloved development. Big South Fork Airpark’s developer, Bill Armstrong, credits the success to the proximity to Big South Fork River and Recreation Area and the level of safety and professionalism offered by the attached FBO and runway. “We are a little different than the other airparks across the country. We are fortunate to be attached to a public state funded airport, and our residents have 24 hour access to a lighted and paved 5,500 ft runway with 3 instrument approaches, brand new FBO, 24/7 fuel and onsite maintenance. Our residents all enjoy IFR flying and rank safety as their number 1 priority.” There are so many reasons to enjoy flying into BSFA, we had our pilots list their top ten!

Top 10 Reasons to Choose to Fly into Scott County Airport at BSFA!
1). All approaches are greeted by a lighted 5,500 ft. runway
2). 2 GPS WAAS approaches and 1 VOR
3). Instrument approaches with minimums of 250 feet
4). Scott County Municipal Airport (SCX), and new county owned FBO. Our residents enjoy using the FBO’s full service fueling (100LL and Jet A at competitive pricing), hangar space, tie-down parking, weather information, transportation and more.
5). Taxiway Lots: Our 91,404 square foot taxiway opens the door on true Airpark living. Aviation enthusiasts have the exclusive opportunity to live in a custom home with their plane and hangar on the taxiway. Only 7 taxiway lots remain!
6). Fly Home 24/7: Our residents have the convenience of being able to fly in when it works best for them!
7). Onsite Maintenance and Aircraft Management Companies, Big South Fork Aero and ATS Tennessee. All aircraft needs can be meet from the convenience of your backyard!
8). Big South Fork Airpark has 2 hangar types for purchase – Executive (60’ wide, 55’ long, and 16’ high) and “T” hangers (41.5′ wide, 36′ long and 12′ high)
9). In 2017 the Runway at Scott County Airport underwent a  complete resealed and re-striped.
10). LOCATION!!! BSFA central’s location makes it easy to hop in the plane take a day trip to Atlanta (169.3 nautical miles), Chicago, IL (365.4 nautical miles), Pittsburgh, PA (316.7 nautical miles), Cincinnati, OH (159.1 nautical miles) or spend the day exploring close to home with Knoxville, TN (48.2 nautical miles) and the development being adjacent to Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.

Bill Armstrong’s Segment on Media Geeks Podcast
More about our Runway
KSCX Airnav Listing

Fall Foliage Season is Here and BSFA has a Front Row Seat!

October 23rd, 2017

Due to the popularity of the season most weekends are filling up fast for October / Early November, but we have availability during the week for those that can’t wait to start their adventure!!  Contact us today with your travel plans and we will do our best to accommodate everyone!

Fall in Tennessee is beautiful with maples, oaks and other hardwood trees transforming the view into a kaleidoscope of color. Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area lies along the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River along the Tennessee-Kentucky border. More than 170 miles of hiking trails cross the cliffs, rock shelters, gorges and waterfalls in the park. Take a hike, ATV ride or ride a train to experience the beautiful leaves and scenery.

Historic Rugby

September 26th, 2017

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Situated along the Scott-Morgan county line on S.R. 52, and bordering the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Historic Rugby is a restored Victorian village founded in 1880 by British author and social reformer Thomas Hughes.

Rugby was designed to be a cooperative, class-free, agricultural community for the sons of English gentry and others looking to start life anew in America.

At its peak, more than 65 Victorian buildings and 300 townspeople made up the colony. Today, Rugby survives as a public historic site, unspoiled by modern development. Twenty of the original buildings remain, surrounded by rugged river gorges and historic trails.

Rugby has been open to the public since 1966 and is recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of the most authentically restored and preserved communities in America.

Things to do here

Festivals

Events at Historic Rugby include the Festival of British & Appalachian Culture in May, the Halloween Ghostly Gathering, and Christmas at Rugby. In addition, the Pilgrimage of Rugby Homes is held the first Saturday in September.

Tours

Visits to Rugby begin with a stop at the Rugby Visitor Centre and Theatre, which includes a 22-minute film — The Power of a Dream — on the history of Rugby. A guided walking tour includes stops at the 1882 Thomas Hughes Free Public Library, the 1884 Kingstone Lisle, the 1887 Christ Church Episcopal and the 1906 Schoolhouse.