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 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

Fun New Photo Op Spots at PGD!


Airport Partners with VCB to Offer Passengers New Photo Op Spots at Bailey Terminal PUNTA GORDA, FL (February 7, 2022) – Life-size fishing and beach scenes are now available for selfies and group photos at the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) Bailey Terminal. The new photo op spots create a “sense of arrival” for PGD passengers visiting from one of Sun Country’s or Allegiant’s 50+ destinations. PGD partnered with the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau (VCB) to create a display in the departures check-in area and a display just outside of baggage claim where friends and family can take [...]

Fun New Photo Op Spots at PGD!2022-05-04T11:05:37-04:00

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

Board Guest Column: The Daily Sun


Airport Authority Vice Chair Paul Andrews Paul Andrews is Vice Chair of the Charlotte County Airport Authority. Column provided to the Charlotte Sun.  Airport Staff Has Made a Difference PUNTA GORDA (October 11, 2021) - For almost 10 years I have had the good fortune to sit on the Board of one of the most successful airports in the U.S. I maintain a long-held belief that the key to success is having right leadership in place. As I look back on the last five years at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), it is evident that is exactly what we [...]

Board Guest Column: The Daily Sun2021-10-11T14:20:08-04:00

Board Guest Column: The Daily Sun


Rob Hancik is a commissioner on the Charlotte County Airport Authority and member of the Curmudgeon Club of Charlotte County. Column provided to the Charlotte Sun.  Airport’s growth a financial boost for county PUNTA GORDA (June 26, 2021) - Punta Gorda Airport is back in full swing. April was the first month Allegiant flights averaged 75% full and total passenger numbers are now aligning with 2019 numbers. Commissioner Robert D. Hancik, A.A.E. If you make a morning trip to the terminal building you might not even think there was a pandemic… well except for the masks. While mask [...]

Board Guest Column: The Daily Sun2021-07-01T15:58:56-04:00

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

Board Chair Guest Column: The Daily Sun


James W. Herston, P.E. is Chair of the Charlotte County Airport Authority. Column provided to the Charlotte Sun.  Straight talk on Punta Gorda Airport’s future PUNTA GORDA (Feb. 28, 2021) - As Chair of the Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) Board, I am pleased to connect with The Daily Sun readers. You’ve likely seen a flurry of news coverage over the past six months as the CCAA discussed potentially entering into the FAA’s Airport Investment Partnership Program (AIPP). I’d like to provide some clarification on discussions related to privatization and the Board’s structure, and invite you to stay engaged as [...]

Board Chair Guest Column: The Daily Sun2021-03-05T12:25:50-05:00
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