The North Central Florida Region is also primarily rural in nature. The Region has one scheduled commercial air service airport Gainesville Regional Airport. General Aviation Airports within this CFASPP Metropolitan Area include Cross City, Crystal River, Dunnellon Municipal, George T. Lewis, Inverness, Suwannee County, Lake City Municipal, Ocala Municipal Airport, Williston Municipal Airport, Perry-Foley Airport. Many of the listed airports also contain sufficient industrial park space suitable for a wide variety of industrial and business interests. They also provide easy access to some of the worlds most sought after visitor destinations and a number of recreational interests.
The Region encompasses Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Marion, Suwannee, Sumter, Taylor and Union Counties. There are no active military facilities in the Region. However, many active low-level military training routes cross the Region and the Ocala National Forest is used extensively by Florida and Georgia military flying units for low level, gunnery and bomb release training
The North Central CFASPP Steering Committee is a vital component of the intermodal planning efforts throughout the State of Florida. They are also actively supported by the North Central and Withlacoochee Regional Planning Councils (RPC), and the Florida MPO Advisory Council. Local MPOs include the Gainesville Urbanized Area, and the Ocala/Marion County Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO). Airports are also supported by the Florida Department of Transportation District TWO, District FIVE, District SEVEN. The Committee's continuing review of the Florida Aviation System Plan and the forthcoming Strategic Planning component will be a critical link in the ability of the State of Florida and the Region to plan appropriate for future visitor, business, and population growth.
Available for review and download are meeting minutes and Committee by-laws. Participation by the public and interested individuals and organizations is encouraged.