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Now you might think it awful brash of a tenant tearing down the walls of his apartment, and manufacturing an airplane in his bedroom to boot, but this is the Last Frontier and a fellow can't let these little things stand in his way.
(Jack Hamblin [Sport Aviation, 6/1979])
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Attention Pilots:
TFR Alert!

TFR Map (Shuttle launch, June 2002)
If you're flying to Central Florida, please check the NOTAMs immediately before departure. The entire area (including MCO, MLB, COI, and X59) is frequently subjected to large TFRs (40nm radius) and the activation of restricted areas associated with Space Shuttle and unmanned launch operations at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape Canaveral Air Station (CCAS). The restricted zones are monitored closely and they are prepared to shoot down intruders if necessary. "Typical" (inadvertent) violations of the restricted areas typically result in the suspension of flying privileges for at least 5 months... this is not a good way to make more time to build an airplane!

Note that ATC is not responsible for alerting you about nearby TFRs. Since many pop-up TFRs are created with little notice (at the demand of entities such as the US Secret Service, DOD, and DHS) your controller may not even be aware of all active TFRs in your area.

Always check for NOTAMS and TFRs right before takeoff!

Flight Restrictions / NOTAM Info
Official Sources:
USAF: Patrick AFB Launch Hazards
Unofficial Sources: RECOMMENDED!
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Steen Aero Lab takes pride in providing accurate and helpful information to our customers. We encourage you to make this website your first stop when you need answers about our products or services. If you can't find the information you need here, or if you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly!

Address: Steen Aero Lab
1451 Clearmont Street NE
Palm Bay, FL 32905
Telephone: (321) 725-4160
Fax: (321) 725-3058
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Normal business hours are 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (0800-1600 hours) Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. We are closed on major holidays.

Want to Visit?

We welcome visitors! We are located on Florida's beautiful and family-friendly Space Coast, within an hour of many major attractions (Disney, Universal Studios, Kennedy Space Center, Tom Reilly's warbird museum, and the Valiant Air Command) and only about two hours from places like Sun 'N Fun, Fantasy of Flight, and Daytona. So that you aren't inconvenienced, we do request that you call before your visit, if possible. Our facility is located about an hour's drive southeast of Orlando International Airport (MCO) and 15 minutes from Melbourne International Airport (MLB). Both airports have rental cars and nice accomodations available.

Map to Steen Aero Lab (courtesy MapQuest)


The current time at our office is 8:15 AM (0815 hours) on Saturday, March 25, 2023.   Refresh Time

  Steen Aero Lab      1451 Clearmont Street NE   Palm Bay, FL 32905 USA     
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