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75th Anniversary Video

Watch this 4-minute video featuring Charlotte County Airport Authority Commissioners, PGD staff, airport partners and tenants as they wish Punta Gorda Airport best wishes for its 75th anniversary.  This video also features a summary of the airport’s history starting with the activation of the Punta Gorda Army Airfield in 1943 –  key to training pilots for oversees duty in World War II.

This economic engine is a key component of our community, tourism development, real estate, public service and business activities. Each day thousands of passengers pass through Punta Gorda Airport, totaling nearly 1.3 million in 2017. Experience how PGD has become a great place to operate, to do business, to work and to grow.

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75th Anniversary Celebration

PGD is planning a celebratory event at the airport November 16 from 5-7 p.m. Registered guests will enjoy static aircraft and photo displays, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, two complimentary cocktails, a short program and parting mementos.

If you would like to purchase tickets:

Individual tickets may be purchased through the Civil Air Patrol’s Charlotte Composite Squadron. Each $40 ticket purchased through the Civil Air Patrol will help youth cadets continue their skill development and aviation service. Contact 2nd Lt. Donna Jablonski at 609-744-4664 or to reserve tickets.