It's one of the perks of living in Wellington's Aero Club, one of more than 400 fly-in communities in the country, where homes are built around private airstrips and houses have hangars.
Sam Tranum, "Private airstrips, new development attracting pilots to fly-in communities," Sun-Sentinel, August 10, 2003
Like geeks and clairvoyants, big-jet owners are a marginalized caste. Witness the persecution of Larry Ellison, who battled San Jose officials in court for a year after they tried to prevent him from landing his Gulfstream V in the middle of the night (Ellison eventually won). Or of John Travolta, chased from a fly-in community near Daytona when neighbors complained that his Gulfstream II was too big and loud.
Jeff Wise, "Welcome to Jumbolair, a fly-in community where everyone's trying to keep up with the Boeings," Fortune, March 17, 2003
This is not a fantasy, but the actual gift presented to a friend recently by Joseph Somers, a Hartford developer who is now living in the first of what he expects will be 16 luxury homes built around an old landing strip in Marlborough, Conn. Called Somerset Fly-in-Community, it is, according to Mr. Somers, the first housing development in the New York region to offer airplane owners the convenience of an adjacent airfield.
"Connecticut's backyard airport," The New York Times, October 17, 1982