Vision

A luxury fly-in community by pilots, for pilots.

FLYING, the largest media brand dedicated to general aviation, is planning to develop a fly-in outdoor adventure resort and residential community on 1,500 acres directly in between Dunlap and Pikeville, TN, in the Sequatchie Valley. This is highly differentiated real-estate for a fanatical audience, marketed under the leading media brand for pilots. The property is in the Opportunity Zone and great for investors in Fall Creek, but also for resident entrepreneurs.

Uncontrolled Airspace, Unrestricted Adventure.

The Fields is located in a Class G airspace and will be the only paved airport within 30 miles – this eliminates the hassles of dealing with air traffic control or congestion. In addition, the Sequatchie Valley offers some of the most majestic flying in the entire eastern half of the U.S. in one of the most vibrant and active outdoor communities in the world, which Outside Magazine recognized as the “Best Town Ever.”

Community features

At maturity, the community will host at least 800 residential homes, many with hangars attached, 180 vacation villa rental homes, 35 hangars, and an outdoor adventure resort center.

Runway

The community will initially feature a 4,200 ft runway with plans to extend.

Hangar Homes

Hangar homes will feature attached hangars ranging from 1,500 to 4,000 sq. ft. with driveways connected to the airpark's runway.

Luxury homes

Homes at The Fields will be high end across the board with luxury features throughout. They will also have the option to include attached hangars.

MEdia Center

Our world-wide aviation media center will be used by FLYING Media to develop interactive aviation themed media.

Winery & Dining

The community will host a winery in addition to world-class dining.

Recreation

Recreational opportunities will include an equestrian, skeet shooting, hunting, mountain biking, and more.

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Development Details

Developed by the largest aviation media brand, FLYING, the goal is to build an aviation-friendly community and resort that blends remote work, nature, and the love of aviation.

This 1,500 acre development project will include large and small hangar homes, luxury estates, a resort, an activity center, restaurants, and a spa. All community owned development and resort buildings will have a modern farm-style architecture, building on the legacy of the property as a working family farm. Of the 1,500 acres, we believe we can develop 1,200 acres for residential, commercial and hospitality:

  • Brow: 250 acres – approximately 3 miles of property overlooking the brow
  • Mountain: 410 acres of gorgeous mountain top property
  • Valley: 570 acres – approximately the same size of the current development at Black Creek in Chattanooga, TN)

The remaining 300 acres would be turned into a conservation easement and reserved for outdoor community activities such as off-road and mountain biking, ropes courses, skeet shooting, hiking, rock climbing, hang gliding, hunting, and fishing.

There is also 4,900 ft. of frontage off of State Highway 127, perfect for commercial development (the highway is scheduled for expansion in 2022).

With land plentiful around the development, the community will expand throughout the valley and the top of the Cumberland Plateau.

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Why this Development?

Aviation real estate is hard to come by, and municipalities don’t allow people to own hangar space at airports. Targeted to pilots, fly-in communities are self-contained airparks with runways and homes with their own hangar space.

Real Estate Characteristics

Aviation Community

  • Airpark is both a home and a hangar to store airplanes
  • Successful airparks are typically in rural areas, making it attractive for safe flying
  • As second homes, owners prefer smaller homes with direct runway access
  • Marketed as primary forever homes or secondary vacation properties, fly-in communities offer homes with connected hangars and instant run-way access
  • Fly-in communities offer fellowship and camaraderie for pilots.

Zoning, Entitlements, and Infrastructure

The Fields is located in an unincorporated rural area of East Tennessee that does not have zoning laws. Since The Fields is located in Class G uncontrolled airspace, there are no airspace restrictions in the area. The airfield will be a private airfield which eliminates the need to get municipal, state, or federal officials to approve the airfield.

The local utility providers have all agreed to support the project, including power, water, and fiber providers. Sewage will run on a drip system, which works like a small sewage plant for the community. We will contract out garbage, local services, and fire response. Residents will have access to high speed fiber through a local co-operative for gig internet. There is a 24/7/365 emergency hospital run by the nation’s 7th largest public-owned hospital system that is approximately ten miles to the south.

Prime location

Why Southeast Tennessee?

Sequatchie Valley, TN is a nearly perfect straight valley in eastern Tennessee that draws people from all over the country for outdoor adventure tourism. The rural area is home to some of the most breathtaking views in all of Tennessee, with mountains, fields of green, and large forests.

Our Location

Phase 1

  • 4,200 ft. x 60 ft. asphalt runway
  • 60 ft. wide taxiways property-wide
  • Two turf runways for grass landings
  • On-site maintenance storage and workshop with tools and equipment
  • Members-only fueling station for discounted onsite fuel
  • Member-only flight club with ICONs and STOL – including certification by a club instructor  
  • Overnight aircraft parking
  • 66 homes with attached hangars
  • 36 townhomes
  • 21 detached hangars for non-airpark residents
  • Fine dining restaurant on site
  • Organic grocery store with farm to table cafe, coffee, and wine bar
  • 8 commercial lots for retail development
  • Community center and clubhouse with an outdoor patio, gym, spa, sport court, bowling alley, golf simulator, event center, and pool overlooking the runway

Phase 2

  • 340 single family homesites on 1 acre lots
  • Selected areas will have runway access
  • Equestrian park with stables and event center
  • Outdoor adventure park:
    • Natural rock climbing walls
    • Hiking trail system with natural waterfalls
    • Event center in restored century-old barn
    • Mountain biking trails
    • Fishing
    • Paddle sports
    • Ropes course
    • Sporting clays
    • Cycling
    • Fly fishing
    • Paintball
    • Apple orchard and pumpkin patch

Phase 3

  • Boutique hotel and villas
  • Luxury spa and wellness center
  • Brewery
  • Vineyard
Spa

Phase 4

  • Mountain top development with 225 homesites, including 3 miles of brow lots overlooking valley
  • High point restaurant and event center overlooking the valley and runway

Development Partners

The Fields development is supported by industry leading professionals with decades of experience in luxury residential and master-planned communities.