Warbirds Take Flight on Runway 4-22

2023-01-30T14:07:08-05:00

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 flying T-34 aircraft flew in formation as the “Veterans Airlift Command Tribute Wing.”  The Beechcraft T-34 Mentor is a single-engine, basic trainer aircraft designed and manufactured by Beechcraft for the US Air Force and US Navy.  Walt Fricke, A former Army combat helicopter pilot and Vietnam Veteran, AirBoss and Founder of the Veterans Airlift Command non-profit, led fellow pilots Mike Grossmann [...]

Warbirds Take Flight on Runway 4-222023-01-30T14:07:08-05:00

Runway 4-22 Reopens

2023-01-15T10:54:40-05:00

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 preferred runway for commercial airlines as it is the longest runway at 7,193 feet.  Runway 4 is also best oriented for prevailing winds and instrument approach procedures. Area residents may notice the commercial airline flight patterns have returned to 2021 levels when Runway 4-22 was used more than 90% of the time for takeoffs and landings. However, Runway 15-33, which was extended to 6,281 [...]

Runway 4-22 Reopens2023-01-15T10:54:40-05:00

Welcome Chad Rosenstein – New Chief Admin Officer

2022-10-25T15:18:23-04:00

Punta Gorda Airport Announces New Chief Administrative Officer Chad Rosenstein, MBA, A.A.E. is PGD's new Chief Administrative Officer. PUNTA GORDA, FL (Oct. 25, 2022) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) announces that Chad Rosenstein, MBA, A.A.E. has joined the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) as its Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Chad will work under CEO James W. Parish and have oversight of the Finance, Information Technology, Property Management, Procurement and Human Resources functions. Chad has more than two decades of experience in the aviation industry. For the last seven years, he has been serving as the Lee County [...]

Welcome Chad Rosenstein – New Chief Admin Officer2022-10-25T15:18:23-04:00

Raymond Laroche Named Director of Operations & Maintenance

2022-01-28T11:08:52-05:00

Raymond A. Laroche, A.A.E., Promoted to Director of Operations & Maintenance PUNTA GORDA, FL (January 28, 2022) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority announces that Raymond A. Laroche, A.A.E has been promoted to Director of Operations & Maintenance at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD).  He will continue to oversee security, safety, and maintenance and will now oversee the airside and landside operations departments as well. Raymond, who had served as the Manager of Facilities and Security at PGD for five years, recently earned the distinction of Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). Raymond will continue [...]

Raymond Laroche Named Director of Operations & Maintenance2022-01-28T11:08:52-05:00

Gary Duncan Named PGD’s COO

2022-01-06T10:45:34-05:00

Punta Gorda Airport Announces New Chief Operating Officer Gary E. Duncan is the new COO. PUNTA GORDA, FL (January 6, 2022) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) announces that Gary E. Duncan, C.M. has been promoted to Punta Gorda Airport's Chief Operating Officer (COO). Gary will continue to work under CEO James W. Parish, P.E. after his predecessor Ron Mallard, C.M., ACE retired earlier this month. Ron had served as PGD's COO and Director of Aviation since 2013.  Gary joined PGD in late April 2021 as the Director of Airport Operations/Projects. Gary has a strong history of [...]

Gary Duncan Named PGD’s COO2022-01-06T10:45:34-05:00

Raymond Laroche Earns Elite Airport Accreditation

2021-12-15T13:00:14-05:00

Raymond A. Laroche, A.A.E., Earns Professional Airport Accreditation Joins elite group of airport executives who have completed all requirements of 65-year-old program PUNTA GORDA, FL (December 15, 2021) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority is pleased to announce that Raymond A. Laroche, A.A.E., Manager of Facilities and Security at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), has been awarded the distinction of Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). To qualify for his distinction, Raymond had to successfully complete three phases of the accreditation process: (1) pass a 180-item multiple-choice examination, (2) fulfill a writing requirement, and (3) [...]

Raymond Laroche Earns Elite Airport Accreditation2021-12-15T13:00:14-05:00

Welcome our New Air Center General Manager!

2021-11-04T14:14:27-04:00

Punta Gorda Airport Announces New Air Center General Manager  PUNTA GORDA, FL (November 4, 2021) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) announces that Deron Somerset Webb has joined the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) as its Fixed Base Operator (FBO) General Manager. Deron will work under Gary E. Duncan, Director of Airport Operations/Projects, and have oversight over all commercial fueling and all operations at the new PGD Air Center planned to open in Spring 2022. Deron has more than two decades of aviation experience that includes management of Sheltair Aviation in Fort Lauderdale and Signature Flight Support in Orlando. Deron [...]

Welcome our New Air Center General Manager!2021-11-04T14:14:27-04:00

PGD Seeks Proposals for Restaurant/Bar at New GA Center

2021-06-07T16:41:05-04:00

Punta Gorda Airport Seeks Proposals for Restaurant/Bar at New General Aviation Center The Authority will provide reimbursement up to $250,000 toward the buildout of the 2,500-square-foot space that is available for Restaurant Services in the airport’s new GAC located off Challenger Boulevard. PUNTA GORDA, FL (June 7, 2021) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority is currently requesting bids for a public full-service restaurant, bar and caterer (Restaurant Services) at the Punta Gorda Airport’s new General Aviation Center (GAC). Proposals are due by 2 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2021. While the lease space is approximately 2,500 square feet, the [...]

PGD Seeks Proposals for Restaurant/Bar at New GA Center2021-06-07T16:41:05-04:00

Welcome Gary Duncan, New Director of Airport Operations/Projects

2021-05-03T10:02:58-04:00

Punta Gorda Airport Announces New Director of Airport Operations/Projects Gary E. Duncan is the new Director of Airport Operations/Projects PUNTA GORDA, FL (May 3, 2021) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) announces that Gary E. Duncan, C.M. has joined the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) as its Director of Airport Operations/Projects. Gary will work under CEO James W. Parish, P.E. and COO Ron Mallard, C.M., ACE and have oversight of PGD’s Bailey Terminal operations, facilities, FBO and airside operations. Gary will also assist with air service development and marketing, vendor relations, grants and special projects. Gary has a [...]

Welcome Gary Duncan, New Director of Airport Operations/Projects2021-05-03T10:02:58-04:00
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