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 typically begin August 10th): Aviation Airframe Mechanics - 1350 hours Aviation Powerplant Mechanics - 900 hours Evening - Powerplant - 900 - First day of class July 24, 2023 Evening - Aviation Airframe Mechanics - 1350 - First day of class January 2024 - TBD on actual start day.  Enrollment begins September 2023 for January 2024 classes. Interested students should contact Debbie [...]

Aviation Maintenance School Now Enrolling!2023-03-07T17:45:49-05:00

Advisory – Change to Traffic Pattern at Airport Main Entrance


Cross Traffic Does Not Stop at Viking Ave Traffic Pattern Change Starting Tuesday, March 7, 2023 We’re working to make the main entrance into PGD smoother. While construction is still ongoing on Piper Rd, we’ve added an extra lane on Viking Ave and removed the stop sign.  That means, once you turn into PGD’s main entrance, you should be able to keep moving forward to the Bailey Terminal with caution without stopping. However, vehicles driving on Golf Course Blvd toward the Viking Ave intersection must stop to ensure there is no cross traffic before turning or moving forward.  The four-way [...]

Advisory – Change to Traffic Pattern at Airport Main Entrance2023-03-07T08:47:05-05:00

“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+ Allegiant destinations, PGD also continued its partnership with Sun Country Airlines serving Minneapolis for the Winter/Spring season. The Airport Authority and PGD Management extend their sincerest appreciation to airport stakeholders' for their continued engagement and support of our mission; serving the community and business through aviation. CLICK HERE FOR THE PICTORIAL SUMMARY!  Return to PGD BUZZ [...]

“Runway to Success” Now Online2023-03-03T14:41:16-05:00

PGD to MLB – It’s Spring Training Season!


Let's play ball! Take a low-cost, nonstop flight through Sun Country or Allegiant to PGD, your gateway to not one or two, but four spring training stadiums! Batter up! First, you can check out Atlanta Braves at CoolToday Park in North Port. Second, drive up the road to Sarasota and check out the Baltimore Orioles play at Ed Smith Stadium. Third, drive south to Fort Myers and watch the Minnesota Twins play at Hammond Stadium at CenturyLink Sport Complex. And rounding out to home base, catch the Boston Red Sox playing at JetBlue Park at Fenway South in Fort Myers. [...]

PGD to MLB – It’s Spring Training Season!2023-03-02T19:02:10-05:00

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 more! Daily ramp access and special flights are available to book. Aircraft Schedule & Details Return to PGD BUZZ Food Trucks at the PGD Air Center

National Air Tour of Historic Aircraft2023-02-28T17:24:18-05:00

Aviation Gives Back


Chance Auction Prize Packages ENTER TO WIN BEFORE NOON 3/7/23! LIVE DRAWING at 12:15 on 3/7/23! How You Can Help BUY CHANCES Donate $5 per chance by 3/7/23. Donate $50 and receive 2 bonus tickets AND an invitation for free BBQ lunch on 3/7/23! The more you donate, the more chances you have to win exciting prizes. Three Easy Options: Donate CASH in exchange for tickets at the Airport Authority Admin Office. Write a CHECK to UWCC and bring it to the Admin Office in exchange for tickets. Donate ONLINE and forward [...]

Aviation Gives Back2023-03-02T12:11:30-05:00

Summary of January 2023 News Coverage


Punta Gorda Airport and the Charlotte County Airport Authority have been covered in various local and national news sources. Meltwater Media Monitoring Report: January 2023 – Interactive Version (Password: PGD) January Featured News & Articles Highlights from regional & national coverage: List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Social Media Posts & Reach List of Broadcast TV News & Reach Return to PGD BUZZ

Summary of January 2023 News Coverage2023-02-07T15:58:11-05:00

Board Guest Column: The Daily Sun


Airport Authority Commissioner Paul Andrews 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 with a PowerPoint presentation and commented “This is the best year ever. Passenger numbers exceeded 1.8 million and our operating margin was 24%." At the close of the meeting I commented, “What an incredible story” in reference to the amazing transformation of Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) over the past [...]

Board Guest Column: The Daily Sun2023-02-03T12:54:59-05:00
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