Aviation Maintenance School Gets Powerplant Certification


News Release provided by Charlotte County Public Schools  MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN SCHOOL RECEIVES POWERPLANT RATING PUNTA GORDA, FL (Oct. 25, 2022) - Charlotte Technical College (CTC) currently offers Aviation Airframe Technology which is a 1350-hour program.  This program opened in August 2021 and our first cohort of students will complete this program in November.  Charlotte Technical College has a campus at Punta Gorda Airport, and has been working to develop the curriculum for the Powerplant program which will enable our students to complete an additional 900 hours of instruction which will qualify graduates to take written, oral and practical exams for an [...]

Aviation Maintenance School Gets Powerplant Certification2022-10-25T20:04:55-04:00

Welcome Chad Rosenstein – New Chief Admin Officer


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

Post Hurricane Ian Update


Bailey Terminal Now Open; Allegiant Flight Operations Have Resumed PGD property and the adjacent area are still being used for FPL staging, Air National Guard staging and other essential services.  PASSENGERS Allegiant returned to PGD with several flights inbound and outbound flights on Monday, 10/3/22. PGD is not responsible for notifying passengers of Allegiant’s flight changes. If you have an upcoming flight, check your email for updates from Allegiant. Visit Allegiant Travel Alerts page or email hurricane.help@allegiantair.com. PARKING LOTS The gates are fully operational and collecting parking fees upon exit.   While most of the vehicles are accessible to be moved, [...]

Post Hurricane Ian Update2022-10-20T13:10:15-04:00

Hurricane Ian Preparations


Punta Gorda Airport’s management and operations teams are working to secure the airport property and make preparations for potential impacts from Hurricane Ian. Punta Gorda Airport and its runways will remain open as long as conditions are safe.  However, if winds are sustained at ~45 MPH, aircraft operations and tower operations will cease, and we continue to follow recommendations from Charlotte County Emergency Management. PASSENGERS  PGD is not responsible for notifying passengers of Allegiant’s flight changes. If you have an upcoming flight, check your email for updates from Allegiant. Visit Allegiant Travel Alerts page or email hurricane.help@allegiantair.com. Allegiant has cancelled the inbound [...]

Hurricane Ian Preparations2022-09-27T10:05:38-04:00

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

PGD Passengers Save Time & Money


Data Shows Punta Gorda Airport Offers Lowest Average Airfare in Southwest Florida We’re excited to announce that PGD was named one of the most affordable airports for domestic flights! According to figures from NetCredit, PGD was ranked fifth on the list. Flight prices vary dramatically from airport to airport due to factors such as competing airlines and availability. PGD, which served Allegiant and Sun Country Airlines in 2021-22 to 50+ nonstop destinations, has an average domestic fare of $142.48. Learn more at https://www.netcredit.com/blog/domestic-flight-cost-index/ PDF OF NETCREDIT REPORT SAVE $$ - BUY TICKETS AT TERMINAL Return [...]

PGD Passengers Save Time & Money2022-05-25T15:12:15-04:00

Board Guest Column: The Daily Sun


Airport Authority Commissioner Paul Andrews Paul Andrews is a Charlotte County Airport Authority Commissioner. Column provided to the Charlotte Sun.  What Punta Gorda Airport Can & Can't Do PUNTA GORDA (May 16, 2022) - As one of your fellow Charlotte County neighbors, a licensed aircraft mechanic, Flight Engineer and pilot, with over 30 years of combined military and airline experience and a local Realtor, I have a vested interest in the future of Punta Gorda Airport (PGD).  I also serve on the Charlotte County Airport Authority, so I’d like to take this opportunity to share insight into what [...]

Board Guest Column: The Daily Sun2022-05-16T11:54:39-04:00
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