Community Outreach

Punta Gorda Airport is owned and operated by the Charlotte County Airport Authority, an independent special district pursuant to chapter 189, Florida Statutes. It operates in accordance with FAA requirements and guidelines, and does not typically provide monetary donations, sponsorships or travel vouchers. For other requests, please fill out this In-Kind Support Request Form and email it to Airport@FlyPGD.com.

PGD is also home to the Florida International Air Show, plus a wide range of tenants, from flight schools and air charters to avionics, distribution and manufacturing businesses. Many of our stakeholders also participate in the Aviation Gives Back campaign. 

Fly PGD

Self-Guided Tours and Visits

  • PGD’s Bailey Terminal’s ticketing and baggage claim areas are open to the public. The terminal’s connecting hallway is home to Arts & History exhibits that are open for public viewing, as well as the Flybrary Book Exchange.
  • Life-size fishing, sunset and beach scenes are available for selfies and group photos.
  • Visitors may park in the short-term parking lot across from the terminal free for the first 40 minutes.
  • Commercial-service airplanes and boarding areas are not open to visitors unless they have purchased a ticket and have gone through TSA security screening.
  • Tours of the Air Traffic Control Tower are not available to the public.
  • Various other aviation and non-aviation related tenants and businesses located at PGD may accommodate guests as well. Airport Authority staff does not schedule these visits/tours.
Veterans Airlift Command

Veterans airlift command

PGD Air Center is home to the Veterans Airlift Command – which provides free private air transportation to combat wounded veterans and active service members for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots.

Education

Airport Civil Air Patrol Cadet
Airport Civil Air Patrol Cadet

Noise Mitigation

  • We advocate for the community, work with the FAA, and educate pilots who frequently operate out of the airport regarding our noise abatement program.
  • Learn more about our Noise Mitigation Program and how PGD is striving to be a good neighbor.

PGD Air Center

  • Constructed in 2022, the 13,500 square-foot PGD Air Center is operated by the Charlotte County Airport Authority. It is located on the north side of Punta Gorda Airport at 27450 Challenger Boulevard, just east of the 600-series T-Hangars in the PGD AviEx development area.
  • The PGD Air Center houses FBO operations, meeting and event space, a future Rosati’s Pizza restaurant and bar, pilot lounge and amenities, aviation tenants and aircraft parking on a 510,000-square-foot ramp.
  • The lobby is open to the public seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.  
  • Take a Virtual Tour of the PGD Air Center.
Airport Civil Air Patrol Cadet