Heaven's Landing, A New Home For High Fliers
For owners of private planes, the lure of being able to fly home is a powerful one. Mike Ciochetti, a race car driver and pilot is developing Heaven's Landing, a development on a mountaintop in Georgia. The development has a 5,069-foot concrete runway, the world's only two-story hangar and a clubhouse which will have a lounge, dining room and fitness center. There will also be tennis and equestrian area as well as a swimming pool. Homesites start at $125,000 and homes are priced from $500,000 to $3 million. Homes must be at least 2500 square feet and be reviewed by a committee for design approval.
General Aviation News covers Ciochetti's story. He broke his shoulder in 1999 during a race at Talladega Superspeedway putting an end to his NASCAR dreams. After that event, Ciochetti decided to turn the land at Heaven's Landing, which he had procured for a private estate, into a development for those looking for a fly-in home. Heaven's Landing is three miles from the city of Clayton and will be a second home for some while others plan to use it as a primary residence. Up next is a plan to but condos on top of the attached hangars.