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Julie and Bruce

“Our winter haven is St. Pete and our home base is Albert Whitted. We usually fly our Cirus SR22 down for the winter for the convenience of flying back to Michigan when needed and enjoying day trips around Florida.

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Nathan Van Coops

Nathan Van Coops, accompanied by his loyal pup Atticus, is a well-known and friendly face around the field at Albert Whitted Airport. You can find him flying around in his 1957 Cessna 172 or tinkering with various aircraft parts in his hangar. Influenced by his pilot grandfather and artist mother, Nathan is a passionate aviator and imaginative writer. Read More

Patrick O’Brian

“Albert Whitted Airport (AWA) holds a special place in my aviation life. After not flying for 25 years, I stopped by the flight school and began flying again and have now tripled my flight time to 3,000 hours.

While AWA is such a magical place to fly and I enjoy every minute, my focus is on providing an environment where the younger generation can learn to fly and graduate to a career in aviation.”

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“Being an Army airplane and helicopter pilot, Albert Whitted was my first experience with General Aviation. This led to an opportunity to enjoy flying with friends and family. On one particular occasion, I was able to take my son and grandfather flying. This was my first flight with both, and my grandfather was a fellow Army Aviator and Eastern Airlines Captain.” – Chris D.

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