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
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