Airport History Program August 19


The Punta Gorda Army Airfield Did you know that today's Punta Gorda Airport was once a training facility for pilots during World War II? In celebration of National Aviation Week, join Charlotte County Historian Dr. Jennifer Zoebelein for a discussion on the history of the Punta Gorda Army Air Field and Florida's important contributions to the war effort. Date: August 19, 2022 Location: Punta Gorda Charlotte Library, Meeting Room B Time: 2pm Return to PGD BUZZ

Airport History Program August 192022-08-24T15:42:14-04:00

Jet Access Flight Training is Now at PGD!


Jet Access Flight Training at the PGD Air Center!  Benefits Include: Pay as you go Accelerated (or part-time) financed "zero to hero" programs Online Purdue University Global bachelors degree on-top of the accelerated "zero to hero" programs = ~3 years for 1,500 hour and bachelors degree Online Liberty University for conventional student loans and bachelors degree Sport pilot up to MEI Modern technically advanced aircraft A part of a large national fleet of modern aircraft, leadership, and experienced instructors 141 and 61 training Internal flow through to high paying salaried (not hourly) charter pilot careers, which gives PIC turbine [...]

Jet Access Flight Training is Now at PGD!2022-08-09T09:48:24-04:00

NBC2: AeroGuard Flight Training Helps With Pilot Shortage


Click here for the full story. PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — After taking off in a small airplane from the Punta Gorda Airport, Sydney Zhang navigates west to the Gulf Coast. “If you look out here, there’s Boca Grande, there’s the lighthouse,” she says, pointing down to the shoreline from some 3,000 feet in the air. Zhang is a flight instructor for AeroGuard and hopes to someday fly for a commercial airline. She’s from an aviation family and seems to have inherited a passion for flying. “You catch the flying bug,” she explained. “You get this exhilaration. Every time I take [...]

NBC2: AeroGuard Flight Training Helps With Pilot Shortage2021-11-24T10:55:54-05:00

World Record Setting Solo Pilot to Visit PGD


Source: AeroGuard Flight Training Center Pilot Attempting World Record "Youngest Around the World Solo" to Land in Punta Gorda, FL During Bid PUNTA GORDA, Florida, June 22, 2021 ( - An attempt at the world record for youngest around the world solo is currently underway, and will be landing to visit AeroGuard Flight Training Center in Punta Gorda, FL on June 28, 2021. Young Travis Ludlow, from the U.K., aged just 18 Years and 128 Days, is attempting to break the current world record by 30 days having left from London 23 days ago. Ludlow, who is now halfway through [...]

World Record Setting Solo Pilot to Visit PGD2021-06-23T15:58:07-04:00

AeroGuard Partners with Hodges Offering Bachelor’s Degree


Look! There’s a new bachelor’s degree in the sky! Hodges University has launched a bachelor’s degree concentration in aviation. Formally named the Bachelor in Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Aviation, it opens a pathway for students interested in becoming a commercial pilot. Hodges University is partnering with Part 141 Flight schools in Florida and around the country. “While students are in flight school, they can also enroll at Hodges University and earn their bachelor’s degree,” said Dr. John Meyer, president of Hodges University. “They can also earn a credit award for the pilot license itself, helping them complete their [...]

AeroGuard Partners with Hodges Offering Bachelor’s Degree2020-12-11T15:46:59-05:00

$5,000 Flight Training Discount from AeroGuard


We know many people have been impacted by COVID-19 both in and outside the aviation community. For those interested in becoming an airline pilot, we’re offering up to $5,000 off tuition. We know the airline industry is crucial to our economy and will be in high demand once again. Let’s prepare for the future of aviation. Visit AeroGuard's website for more information. LEARN MORE TODAY! Return to PGD BUZZ

$5,000 Flight Training Discount from AeroGuard2020-03-31T10:40:11-04:00

NBC2: Aviation Industry Helping Charlotte County Fly Into the Future


  Click here for the full story. CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County is literally flying into the future. Cities like Punta Gorda, are going through big changes, thanks to the aviation industry. NBC2’s Claire Lavezzorio is giving us a bird’s eye view of the changes from a four-seater flown by flight instructor Daniel Vasilyev. The young pilot is a part of a small group of commercial pilots in training who call PGD their hub, through a partnership with AeroGuard. “It's a great opportunity. Boeing is expecting 800,000 pilots are going to be needed over the next 20 years; 200,000 [...]

NBC2: Aviation Industry Helping Charlotte County Fly Into the Future2020-03-02T09:50:03-05:00

AeroGuard Flight Training: $5,000 OFF Promotion Extended!


AeroGuard Flight Training Center located here at PGD is extending their Grand Opening Special through March 2020! AeroGuard’s career-oriented flight training programs are your fast-track to the airlines and for a limited time they’re offering new students up to $5,000 off tuition. Now is the perfect opportunity to fulfill your dream of becoming a pilot and save money at the same time. Enroll now for the February 10th and March 9th start dates, your career awaits! LEARN MORE TODAY! Return to PGD BUZZ

AeroGuard Flight Training: $5,000 OFF Promotion Extended!2020-01-09T14:38:37-05:00

AeroGuard Flight Training – $5,000 Grand Opening Special


Information Provided by AeroGuard:  Florida Grand Opening Special! With the Grand Opening of our new campus in Florida last month, we're celebrating and offering up to $5,000 off tuition for all students who start class at AeroGuard's Punta Gorda campus through the month of January 2020! New Campus, New Opportunities! Last month we announced our continued expansion and growth into Florida with our fifth location from coast to coast. Now, we're set up and running and we're celebrating, offering new students the chance to save up to $5,000. Full Pilot Pathway Program students who start class at the Florida campus [...]

AeroGuard Flight Training – $5,000 Grand Opening Special2020-01-06T10:57:39-05:00

AeroGuard Now Offering Flight Training at PGD


News Release Provided by AeroGuard AeroGuard Flight Training Center Expands Into Florida, Opens New Punta Gorda Flight School AeroGuard Flight Training Center, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, proudly announces the opening of its 5th campus, located at the Punta Gorda Airport in Charlotte County, Florida. For AeroGuard, this marks its first campus on the East Coast with other locations in Riverside, CA, Austin, TX, Chandler, AZ and Phoenix, AZ. AeroGuard’s core mission is to help young men and women create better futures for themselves through a career as commercial airline pilots. The industry projections show that over 790,000 new pilots will [...]

AeroGuard Now Offering Flight Training at PGD2019-11-20T13:53:41-05:00
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