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A Vultee BT-13 Valiant Will Fly in the Florida International Air Show at the Punta Gorda Airport, Oct. 16 & 17, 2021.
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Things to do in Southwest Florida: Air Show at the Punta Gorda Airport Oct. 16 & 17, 2021

The Florida International Air Show soars into the Punta Gorda Airport Oct. 16 & 17, 2021. Not sure about you but I’m thrilled seeing events return! This air show is one of Southwest Florida’s biggest heart-pumping experiences.

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One of the Warbirds that Will Participate in the Florida International Air Show's WARBIRD Review.
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Florida International Air Show to Soar Above Punta Gorda Oct. 21 – 23

Rejoice! The Florida International Air Show will return to the Punta Gorda Airport Oct. 21 – 23, 2016, and I recently met with air show officials who are bursting with excitement with this year’s event. Everyone I heard from said this will be the best in the show’s 35 years.

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With Heavy Heart, Farewell to Wing Walker Jane Wicker

A CNN Alert popped up on my iPhone this afternoon stating: “A stunt plane with a wing walker aboard has crashed at an air show in Dayton, Ohio, according to the FAA.” My stomach sank and I hoped the wing walker wasn’t who I thought it was. Soon after, I received a phone call confirming Read More »

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2013 Florida International Air Show Wowed in Punta Gorda

Military jet teams seem to be the biggest draw for an air show yet they were absent from this year’s Florida International Air Show at the Punta Gorda Airport last weekend. But ya know what? The show was pretty darn spectacular.

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Wing Walker Jane Wicker Bringing Golden Era of Grace to 2013 Florida International Air Show

Walking on the wing of an airplane racing at speeds between 80 and 140 mph seems um, oh, I don’t know. Risky, perhaps? Spectators heading out to the 33rd Annual Florida International Air Show at the Punta Gorda Airport Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, 2013, will be treated to the graceful performance of Read More »

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Follow Your Dream: How to Soar with the Blue Angels

I feel the need…the need for speed! – Top Gun One of the most interesting people I met this year is Capt. Benjamin Blanton, U.S. Marine Corp, during the 2012 Florida International Air Show in Punta Gorda, Fla. Capt. Blanton has been the aircraft commander of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels‘ C-130 for three seasons Read More »

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See Team RV’s Air Dance at the 2012 Florida International Air Show, March 24 & 25 in Punta Gorda

Buckled into the only passenger seat of the custom-built experimental RV* aircraft behind pilot Mike “Kahuna” Stewart I read the “warning” sign staring at me. Passenger Warning. This aircraft is amateur-built and does not comply with the federal safety requirements for ‘Standard Aircraft’. Oh boy. What was I getting myself into?

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Blue Angels to Headline 2012 Florida International Air Show in Punta Gorda, March 24 – 25

U.S. Navy Blue Angels will soar through Southwest Florida skies March 24 – 25 when the 2012 Florida International Air Showreturns for the 32nd year at the Punta Gorda Airport. The six-pilot squadron will close out each day of the air show with their precision formations and high-speed maneuvers in F/A-18 Hornet jets at speeds Read More »

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History Lesson in the Sky with DAV’s B-25 Bomber

My stomach flipped as the Disabled Americans Veterans‘ B-25 Mitchell Bomber began climbing into the Florida sky. I sat in the back of the plane looking out the window and watched as buildings, cars and boats shrunk as we ascended. Earmuffs protected my ears from the engine’s outlandishly loud roar and the only means of Read More »

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