Meet Chris Gregory 

Albert Whitted Airport, a hub of aviation enthusiasm and home to the vibrant EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Young Eagles Chapter 1602, plays a pivotal role in nurturing the next generation of aviators. At its heart is Chris Gregory, a dedicated aviation professional and the current chapter president, who found his own passion for flying ignited at this very airport. 

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The Role of Aviation in Children’s STEAM Learning

At Albert Whitted Airport (AWA), the excitement of aviation and the wonders of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) education come together. With its rich aviation history and bustling activity, AWA serves as a perfect backdrop for introducing children to the marvels of flight, the principles of STEAM, and a holistic approach to learning that fosters innovation and creativity. This combination is not just about learning to fly; it’s about inspiring young minds through the multidisciplinary world of aviation.Read More

New Murals Unveiled at AWA

St. Pete is poised for an 8th mural district at Albert Whitted Airport

St. Petersburg’s one-of-a-kind downtown waterfront got even more unique with the unveiling of the first two hangar murals at Albert Whitted Airport (AWA). 

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How do you become a pilot?

The journey to becoming a pilot is an exhilarating and rewarding endeavor. Friends of Albert Whitted Airport is passionate about fostering the next generation of aviators. In this guide, we’ll take you through some of the essential steps and milestones on the path to earning your wings and becoming a pilot.

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Kathryn Bremer

Meet Friends of AWA flight scholarship recipient Kathryn Bremer

Twenty-one-year-old Kathryn Bremer moved to St. Petersburg from Key West, Florida, last year to pursue her dreams of becoming an airline pilot, learning to fly at Albert Whitted Airport’s flight school, St. Pete Air.

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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

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