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Reaching For the Stars at The Albert Whitted Aerospace Day

No sooner had the Airbus helicopter stopped at Albert Whitted Airport to prepare for the recovery of the SpaceX Dragon than another event delighted space fans.

On April 29, St. Pete Air and Friends of Albert Whitted Airport hosted the PASSAGE Aerospace Day. There was real excitement in the newest hangar at the airport, with presentations, workshops, and discovery flights. For many, the highlight was the personal stories of the incredible world-class speakers. Their lives show that stellar possibilities present themselves when aviation doors open. Here’s a quick recap.

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Press Release: STEM event for kids April 29

Free STEM event for kids at Albert Whitted Airport to include flights, astronaut

Saturday, April 29, 2023 / 2:45-9:30 p.m.

St. Petersburg, FL (April 26, 2023) ─ Students from Tampa Bay area middle and high schools will have a chance to take flight, meet an astronaut and rocket scientist, perform experiments, and more at a free STEM event this weekend.

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Alicia works at Brick Street Farms and was nice enough to share her story with us on why she loves Albert Whitted Airport! We love hearing how much the airport means to the people of St. Pete. ❤️

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Thanks for sharing your story with us Chris! We love hearing all the stories of how loved Albert Whitted Airport is to St. Pete. 

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Howard Johnson

Howard Johnson, who works for Sheltair Aviation, shared his story with us!

As a second-generation worker at Albert Whitted Airport, Howard grew up around the planes and the A.W.A. family. “I can’t imagine ever wanting to work anywhere else! This place is home.”

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