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Around Punta Gorda’s Airport — more than you might think

18 March 2015

Around Punta Gorda’s Airport — more than you might think

26° 54′ 57″ N / 81° 59′ 51″ W

Bailey Brothers of Bailey Terminal — photo by Joseph May

The Bailey Brothers of Bailey Terminal honored in this large bronze plaque — photo by Joseph May

Charlotte County Airport serves Punta Gorda Florida and is small. One terminal serves, primarily, Allegiant Air, but there are plenty of rental cars as well as the pleasant SkyView Cafe with its view of the runway. The terminal is named after seven remarkable brothers, the Bailey Brothers, all from Punta Gorda and all served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Passengers embark and disembark on exposed ramps but sunshine is so plentiful here that adverse weather is hardly an issue. Parking is also free for the first two hours and the terminal is only a five minute walk — welcome change compared to its larger cousins 🙂

P-51D model by Jim Deutsch in the SkyView Cafe — photo by Joseph May

P-51D model by Jim Deutsch in the SkyView Cafe — photo by Joseph May

P-51D model by Jim Deutsch in the SkyView Cafe — photo by Joseph May

P-51D model by Jim Deutsch in the SkyView Cafe — photo by Joseph May

View from the SkyView Cafe — photo by Joseph May

View from the SkyView Cafe — photo by Joseph May

SBD-5 Dauntless model by Jim Deutsch in the SkyView Cafe — photo by Joseph May

SBD-5 Dauntless model by Jim Deutsch in the SkyView Cafe — photo by Joseph May

SBD-5 Dauntless model by Jim Deutsch in the SkyView Cafe — photo by Joseph May

SBD-5 Dauntless model by Jim Deutsch in the SkyView Cafe — photo by Joseph May

Trudeau Warbird Enterprises — photo by Joseph May

Trudeau Warbird Enterprises is located at the Charlotte County Airport — photo by Joseph May

DC-3s alive and well — photo by Joseph May

DC-3s alive and well at the Charlotte County Airport — photo by Joseph May

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