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Airport Authority Thanks Our Veterans!


Thank you to all the brave men and women who served our country, and for the sacrifices you made for the United States and our citizens. We're proud to honor our Veteran employees at the Charlotte County Airport Authority today. In the group photo above (left to right): Arne Daniels, Andy May, Rob Gill, John Ferriell, Brian Bond, Bob Zook, Beth Pardal, David Smith, Ray Laroche, Keith Hafenbreidel, and CEO James W. Parish. Pictured in front: Mike Thames, Ron Taylor, Commissioner Paul Andrews, Heather Straw & Greg Hill. Return to PGD BUZZ [...]

Airport Authority Thanks Our Veterans!2020-11-11T10:44:24-05:00

Warbirds Take Flight Nov. 21!


“Wings Over Charlotte County” will depart from PGD on Nov. 21 at 1:30 p.m. Watch the skies for aircraft from the WWII, Korea and Vietnam eras, plus the Veterans Airlift Command and local Huey helicopters. Thanks to the Florida International Air Show for honoring our Veterans, First Responders and Healthcare workers with this patriotic display! Learn more about the Welcome Home Veterans events. Return to PGD BUZZ

Warbirds Take Flight Nov. 21!2020-11-09T18:04:57-05:00

Supply Drive for United Way Day of Caring!


Airport Authority staff and Commissioners participated in United Way's Day of Caring benefiting non-profits in Charlotte County. PGD selected the Boys & Girls Club and the Children's Network of SWFL to collect cleaning supplies and personal care items for.  Thanks to the airport team for contributing $400 in supplies! The United Way's Mission: Mobilizing the power of our community to break the cycle of poverty. Return to PGD BUZZ

Supply Drive for United Way Day of Caring!2020-11-25T14:27:11-05:00

PGD Thanks Participants for Oct. 13 Training Exercise


Special thanks to the entire team that made PGD’s Triennial Drill a success! This full-scale exercise, required by the FAA every three years, tests the speed and effectiveness of emergency personnel and airport staff in the event of a significant incident. In addition to Charlotte County Fire & EMS, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office dispatch team participated, along with the Air Traffic Control Tower and Worldwide Flight Services. Special thanks to Allegiant for allowing us to utilize an Airbus A320 in this full-scale exercise, and to the EAA for allowing us to use their facility for briefings. The exercise simulated [...]

PGD Thanks Participants for Oct. 13 Training Exercise2020-10-13T15:18:48-04:00

Advisories For Training Exercise Oct. 13


Airport Stakeholders and emergency responders will take part in a full-scale training exercise at Punta Gorda Airport on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Passengers will not be affected by this exercise as all the commercial airline facilities, including entrance and exit roads, parking, the Bailey Terminal and aircraft boarding will still be accessible and operational. The exercise will simulate an emergency response to a mock aircraft accident at the south end of the airport. Emergency responders will simulate their response to an accident scene, including utilization of firefighting vehicles and equipment, flowing water for a simulated fire, and [...]

Advisories For Training Exercise Oct. 132020-10-13T11:52:23-04:00
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