"We just raised the prices about 10 percent to $350,000 to $425,000 for the home sites that measure a bit more than two to 3.7 acres", says Terri Jones-Thayer
, who owns Jumbolair with husband Jeremy Thayer.
"You don't have to own or fly a plane to live here," says Jones-Thayer
, "but this is an aviation estate and every home has to have a an attached or unattached hangar.
However, almost everyone signing up at Jumbolair
- including Jones-Thayer
- is a flyer.
was 18 then, and accomplished in her
own right.A model in her teens, she founded a modeling school and sold her school when she was 17, became the international spokeswoman for Nautilus, and was one of Revlon's "Charlie Girls."
By age 23, she
set a coast-to-coast flying record and became the youngest person licensed to fly a 707 and a 747.
The Jones' divorced in 1989, and years later Terri
bought Jones' interest in Jumbolair
and Thayer - who mined precious stones in Sri Lanka, developed properties around Telluride, Colo., and established exclusive gem boutiques in South Florida - are focused on making Jumbolair America's most unique aviation community.
"We've already had people buy in because of Ocala's open spaces and horse-farm ambience," says Jones-Thayer