FRIENDS OF ALBERT WHITTED AIRPORT
Friends of Albert Whitted Airport is a group of community leaders and aviation enthusiasts whose mission is to connect the St. Petersburg community to the past, present, and future of Albert Whitted Airport (AWA).
Our work creates opportunities to experience, understand, and celebrate the many unique contributions of AWA and the countless benefits it brings to our community.
We organize events and activities for children and young adults to discover and experience aviation, as well as fund flight school scholarships – with a focus on ensuring AWA is available to under-represented communities, fostering inclusivity and diversity in the world of flight.
We advocate for and support the organizations at Albert Whitted that dedicate themselves to the safety, security, rescue, and recovery of the St. Pete community and beyond.
As champions of aeronautics innovation, we support the development of cutting-edge technologies that are driving the future of aviation. We recognize AWA’s ongoing impact as a vital transportation hub to Tampa Bay, connecting people and enabling the growth of our region.
We actively support the preservation of our downtown waterfront, protecting our local environment and ecosystem, and cherishing the rich history of Albert Whitted Airport.
Friends of Albert Whitted Airport strives to make a difference for St. Pete, inspire young minds, and build a better future through aviation.
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Our Core Values
Our core values serve as the foundation of everything we do. They guide our actions, shape our decisions, and define our commitment to delivering on our mission to connect the St. Petersburg community to the past, present, and future of Albert Whitted Airport.
Act with Compassionate Generosity
Make a Difference
Enable Hope, Safety, and Resilience
Build a Better Future
- Create opportunities for children and young adults to discover and experience aviation, as well as start their pilot careers – with a focus on ensuring Albert Whitted Airport is available to under-represented communities.
- Advocate and support the organizations at AWA dedicated to the safety, security, rescue, and recovery of the St. Pete community and beyond.
Facilitate the establishment of aeronautics businesses creating jobs and innovatingthe future of aviation; as well as AWA’s ongoing impact as a vital transportation hub to Tampa Bay.
- Support the preservation of our downtown waterfront; further the protection of our local environment and ecosystem; and preserve the rich history of Albert Whitted Airport.
- Champion Albert Whitted Airport’s position as the gem of St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront by educating the community about the significant benefits of the airport’s activities, location, and purpose.