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Celebrating 100 years of commercial flights!

24 January 2014

We're celebrating 100 years of commercial flight which began on 1 January 1914 on a 23 minute flight across the bay from St. Petersburg to Tampa, Florida.

Tony Jannus piloted a Benoist flying boat with Abram C. Pheil, the former Mayor of St. Petersburg, as his passenger. This marked the dawn of regular passenger air travel.

Throughout 2014, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of that landmark moment, come and join the conversation about what needs to happen to make the next 100 years even more momentous.

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