The Charlotte County Airport Authority is 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. If you are interested in offsite outreach opportunities, email your proposal to Kaley Miller, Marketing & Communications Manager, at [email protected].

PGD is also home to a wide range of tenants, from flight schools and air charters to avionics, distribution and manufacturing businesses. 

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.
  • Visitors may park in the short-term parking lot across from the terminal for free for the first two hours.
  • Commercial-service airplanes and boarding areas are not open to visitors unless they have purchased a ticket and have gone through TSA security screening.
  • Visitors may stop by the General Aviation (FBO) building just south of the Bailey Terminal if interested in general aviation activities, purchasing PGD merchandise or inquiring about flight lessons.
  • 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. 

Aviation & Culture

  • PGD hosts the Florida International Air Show – a family-friendly event with aerobatic acts, jet demos, warbirds, static displays, fireworks, and much more. The Florida International Air Show is a 501c(4) nonprofit organization that promotes a safe, family entertainment event, highlights aviation, and provides financial support to benefit other non-profit community organizations and charities.


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.