Skycraft Parts and Surplus (Website) has moved out of their old home at 2245 W. Fairbanks Avenue [GMap] in Winter Park and into a much larger facility up the road at 5021 Edgewater Drive [GMap] in the Northgate Plaza, escaping the ongoing impacts of the I-4 Ultimate Project.

The last time we shared news of the pending move, the owners of Skycraft were originally hoping to move to a warehouse in Winter Park. That move would have prohibited them from keeping their famous UFO sculpture on display due to current zoning and permitting regulations though, so I’m happy to say that with the relocation to Edgewater Drive, the UFO will once again see the light of day and be installed near the road for all to see and enjoy in the next couple of weeks.

The new self-service surplus store is already open to the public from 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturdays.

Skycraft has been in business since 1974.

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  1. Sadly, I probably will never get to their new location. Where it was located on Fairbanks Ave. in Winter Park was convenient for me, my wife does medical research and neither of us drive, so I used to walk down to Skycraft from the Med Research place and purchase a lot of things I needed for projects from them, Mainly small items like cable clamps, LED’s, RGB items, small spools of cable and wire and of course all types of electronic parts and miscellaneous items.

    All that is now gone for me, since that move has definitely put them far too far away to walk to now. I had no idea they had moved until when the Uber driver that the med research calls for us to get to/from their facility and I saw the building was for sale and appeared to be empty now as of 12/28/2021 Skycraft was about a 5-10 minute walk from the research offices.

    And now, since they moved away, there is really nothing in the area for me to visit or check out {that I’m interested in}. That was the main reason I rode with my wife to accompany her to the med research facility, and then to walk down to my all-time favorite place, Skycraft. Now if I accompany her, I’ll just have to hang out at the research facility for the 3-4 hours she usually spends there So, I for one, will sorely miss Skycraft NOT being on Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park any longer. 🙁

  2. They were on Old Winter Garden Road at least as early as 1971. Construction of the East West expressway forced them to move from that site. Then they moved to Tallokas next to the Kaley I-4 E ramp. (Still used for storage unless that will be emptied out too.) Glad the saucer will be saved. Have not checked the new location yet.