Aviation Maintenance School Now Enrolling!


  Provided by Charlotte County Public Schools  MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN SCHOOL NOW ENROLLING FOR 2023/24 Aviation Sequence for 2023-24 School Year Day - Airframe and Powerplant - First day of class is July 24, 2023 - (NOTE: early start date this coming school year as we typically begin August 10th): Aviation Airframe Mechanics - 1350 hours Aviation Powerplant Mechanics - 900 hours Evening - Powerplant - 900 - First day of class July 24, 2023 Evening - Aviation Airframe Mechanics - 1350 - First day of class January 2024 - TBD on actual start day.  Enrollment begins September 2023 for January 2024 classes. Interested students should contact Debbie [...]

Aviation Maintenance School Now Enrolling!2023-03-07T17:45:49-05:00

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.  Punta Gorda Airport Has An Amazing Story PUNTA GORDA (February 3, 2023) - At the January CCAA meeting our CEO James Parish delivered the 2023 State of the Airport with a PowerPoint presentation and commented “This is the best year ever. Passenger numbers exceeded 1.8 million and our operating margin was 24%." At the close of the meeting I commented, “What an incredible story” in reference to the amazing transformation of Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) over the past [...]

Board Guest Column: The Daily Sun2023-02-03T12:54:59-05:00

Warbirds Take Flight on Runway 4-22


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


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

Travel Tip – Secure & Declare Firearms


The following information is provided by TSA: Transporting Firearms and Ammunition You may transport unloaded firearms in a locked hard-sided container as checked baggage only. Declare the firearm and/or ammunition to the airline when checking your bag at the ticket counter. The container must completely secure the firearm from being accessed. Locked cases that can be easily opened are not permitted. Be aware that the container the firearm was in when purchased may not adequately secure the firearm when it is transported in checked baggage. Contact the TSA Contact Center with questions you have regarding TSA firearm regulations and for clarification on what you may [...]

Travel Tip – Secure & Declare Firearms2022-12-13T17:10:38-05:00

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

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
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