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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The economic impact of Albert Whitted Airport climbs to $128 Million

Press Release
Jan 4, 2023

[St. Petersburg, Florida]  The economic impact of the Albert Whitted Airport (SPG) is $128 million, up 60% from $79.7 million in 2019, according to a new study by the Florida Department of Transportation.

The FDOT’s Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study was recently released; a previous study was done in 2019. 

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Florida Aviation Economic Impact Study


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Scholarships 2022/2023

Friends of Albert Whitted Airport Scholarships 2023
Our Friends of Albert Whitted Airport flight training scholarships are now available, with applications accepted until March 17, 2023!  

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Albert Whitted launches education, advocacy campaign – St. Pete Catalyst

As controversial talks continue about the future of the 100-acre Albert Whitted Airport, the airport committee, along with its tenants, wants to remind the community of its significant role in the city. 

The Albert Whitted Airport Advisory Committee has formed the Friends of Albert Whitted Airport group. The group is launching a new campaign dubbed Love 4 AWA that will have several social media pages in the coming weeks.


Hurricane Ian Relief

Mark Womack of Med-Trans Corporation is contracted by local hospitals in transporting patients and does roughly 500 Albert Whitted Airport flights a year.

Mark spoke with our group last week and informed us that during Hurricane Ian, his company transported 67 NICU babies being evacuated from hospitals in the South.Read More

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