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Aviation Maintenance School Now Enrolling!

Aviation Maintenance School Now Enrolling!

  Provided by Charlotte County Public Schools  MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN SCHOOL NOW ENROLLING FOR 2023/24 Aviation Sequence for 2023-24 School Year Day - Airframe and Powerplant - First day of class is July 24, 2023 - (NOTE: early start date this coming school year as we...

“Runway to Success” Now Online

“Runway to Success” Now Online

2022 Annual Summary 2022 was another outstanding year for the Charlotte County Airport Authority and Punta Gorda Airport. We opened the new PGD Air Center,  rebounded from Hurricane Ian quickly, and broke our previous passenger traffic records. In addition to 50+...

National Air Tour of Historic Aircraft

National Air Tour of Historic Aircraft

Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour March 1-5, 2023 PGD Air Center, 27450 Challenger Blvd, Punta Gorda PGD Air Center will host the National Air Tour of Historic World War II Aircraft including the B-24 Liberator Diamond Lil, Boeing Stearman, T-6 Texan and...

Board Guest Column: The Daily Sun

Board Guest Column: The Daily Sun

Paul Andrews is a Charlotte County Airport Authority Commissioner. Column provided to the Charlotte Sun.  Punta Gorda Airport Has An Amazing Story PUNTA GORDA (February 3, 2023) - At the January CCAA meeting our CEO James Parish delivered the 2023 State of the Airport...

CC-TV Interview with PGD’s CEO

CC-TV Interview with PGD’s CEO

Charlotte County TV Talks with CEO James Parish Watch this informative video highlighting the newly reopened Runway 4-22, the PGD Air Center and other ongoing construction improvements. Special thanks to CC-TV's Thomas Lloyd for producing the segment. 

Warbirds Take Flight on Runway 4-22

Warbirds Take Flight on Runway 4-22

Local Pilots Volunteer for Commemorative Flight Punta Gorda, FL  – The newly-reopened Runway 4-22 at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) was recently commemorated with special takeoffs and landings by four vintage military aircraft, or “Warbirds.” A team of three pilots...

Runway 4-22 Reopens

Runway 4-22 Reopens

  Primary Runway Opens After Year-Long Reconstruction Project Punta Gorda, FL (January 15, 2023) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) reopened Runway 4-22 on Saturday after a year-long reconstruction and rehabilitation project. Runway 4-22 is the...

Airport welcomes Veterans Airlift Command

Airport welcomes Veterans Airlift Command

New partnership will help recruit volunteer pilots Provided by the Charlotte Sun By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH, STAFF WRITER PUNTA GORDA — Walter Fricke wanted to bridge resources from the Punta Gorda Airport and volunteer pilots to help disabled veterans. His wish was...

PGD’s Economic Impact Reaches $1.7 Billion

PGD’s Economic Impact Reaches $1.7 Billion

Airport Summarizes Year-End Accomplishments Punta Gorda, FL (December 19, 2022) – Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) new Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study values Punta Gorda Airport’s (PGD) total economic impact (output) at $1.7 billion, up from...

PGD to MSP: Baseball, Shopping and Ice Castles

PGD to MSP: Baseball, Shopping and Ice Castles

Take a trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a low-cost, nonstop Allegiant or Sun Country flight from PGD to MSP! Baseball Home run! It’s baseball season, so be sure to purchase tickets to a Minnesota Twins game at the Target Field. What makes the experience so...