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Where will your adventures take you? #AdventureBegins@SRQ #HappyFriday
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Lori Boyer - Mine are taking me to SRQ in two weeks!
        
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#TBT When pilot Tony Jannus flew a Benoist Aircraft Company “airboat” into Sarasota, lifting off the city’s fascination with flight. Read more about this historic flight at: http://siestasand.net/sarasota-history/
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Holy apparition, Batman! Seen@SRQ: Our Operations department discovered the original Batcopter from the 1966-68 “Batman” TV series on the Rectrix North ramp yesterday at Florida Suncoast Helicopters! The first appearance of the Batcopter was in the 1966 film Batman. Unlike the Batmobile, the Batcycle, and the Batboat, which were bought by 20th Century Fox, the Batcopter was only leased for the movie. The Batcopter, based on the Bell 47, was a functional helicopter provided by National Helicopter Service (NHS). This G3B-1 model, with FAA registration N3079G, had previously been used in the TV-series Lassie and ABC News. To make the model look more like a superhero vehicle, it was fitted with canvas-covered tubular frames and was painted red. The head of a bat was painted in the front while the Batman symbol was painted on the side. The most dangerous design change was the wings, which reduced power by nearly fifty percent.

After the lease, the Batcopter was returned to NHS, and the wings and tubes were removed. It was repainted to look like all the other helicopters and was used for various purposes over the years, such as covering the 1968 Super Bowl. Eventually, NHS sold all its Bell 47's and the Batcopter was bought by the President of NockAir Helicopters, Inc., Eugene Nock. He repainted the helicopter and replaced the tubes so that it could once again be called the Batcopter. The wings, however, were not replaced as they were manufactured specifically for the Batman movie and were insured for only that use. (Source: Wikipedia) More fun facts can be found here.
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Seen@SRQ: Operations captured images of DHS CBP Bombardier Dash 8 MSA (tail # N805MR) on the Rectrix South ramp. [Note: “MSA” = “Maritime Surveillance Aircraft”] In 2000, the US Customs Service started a process to rationalize its aircraft fleet while increasing the surveillance capability. This would lead to the first order of a Dash 8 Series 200 MSA modified by Field Aviation in 2003. The configuration and equipment suite was modeled closely on the aircraft modified for the Australian COASTWATCH. Upgrades included a more powerful version of the SeaView search radar and conformal observation windows that are also certified as emergency exits. From 2003 to 2009, Field Aviation modified and delivered a total of 7 Dash 8 MSAs for CBP, the first 4 based on the Series 200 aircraft and the last 3 on the larger Series 300 aircraft. CBP was the first MSA customer to take advantage of Field Aviation's STC to increase the Maximum Take Off Weight for the Dash 8 Series 200 MSA from 36,300 lbs. to 37,300 lbs. This STC adds a 1,000-lb. payload capacity or extends the mission endurance by 1 hour with the same payload - without having any impact on the aircraft's structural life or frequency of structural inspections. (source: Field Aviation – http://www.fieldav.com)
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SRQ was proud to welcome Scully, the official mascot of the World Rowing Championships! Join Scully at the action-packed event and check out his arrival here: https://www.facebook.com/wrch2017/.
        
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Today is Volunteer Recognition Day and we especially wanted to recognize our hardworking and valued SRQ Ambassadors. They are a constant source of great information as they promptly and courteously answer travelers’ questions about SRQ and our community. Our Ambassadors wear distinctive green blazers and can be found at strategically located stations on the first and second floors of the terminal, cheerfully answering questions about SRQ or the community and leading tours of the terminal complex and Airport firehouse. Thank you, Ambassadors, for all you do for SRQ! If you are over 16 and interested in becoming an SRQ Ambassador, please call 941-359-2770 ext. 4220.
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Seen@SRQ: This North American P-51D Mustang, tail registration NL51GY, landed at SRQ on Monday morning, April 17. The wording “E Pluribus Unum” is Latin for “Out of Many, One.”

From late 1943, P-51s were used by the USAAF's Eighth Air Force to escort bombers in raids over Germany, while the RAF's Second Tactical Air Force and the USAAF's Ninth Air Force used the Merlin-powered Mustangs as fighter-bombers, roles in which the Mustang helped ensure Allied air superiority in 1944. The P-51 was also used by Allied air forces. The aircraft Mustang was armed with six[.50] caliber (12.7 mm) M2/AN browning machine guns. During World War II, Mustang pilots claimed to have destroyed 4,950 enemy aircraft. At the start of the Korean War, the Mustang was the main fighter of the United Nations until jet fighters, and eventually became a specialized fighter-bomber. Despite the advent of jet fighters, the Mustang remained in service with some air forces until the early 1980s. After the Korean War, Mustangs became popular civilian warbird and air racing aircraft.
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Seen@SRQ: Operations staff captured images of this Adam Aircraft Industries A500 aircraft (N607SF) near the J-Hangars. The Adam A500 is an American six-seat civil utility aircraft that was produced by Adam Aircraft Industries. Compared to conventional twin-engine installations, the centerline thrust arrangement reduces drag and maximizes the controllability of the aircraft should one engine malfunction or fail. The aircraft is of a pod-and-boom, push-pull configuration with its two Continental TSIO-550-E piston engines mounted to provide centerline thrust. It was developed from the M-309 CarbonAero technology demonstrator. The prototype A500 first flew on July 11, 2002, and was FAA certified in May 2005. Adam Aircraft ceased operations in 2008 having delivered only seven A500s. (Source: Wikipedia)
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Seen@SRQ: This past Sunday, SRQ Operations captured these images of a Lockheed 382G-44K-30 on the Rectrix South ramp. This all-white aircraft does not display the registration number (N2731G) but was mentioned while the aircraft was talking to ATC. The “382G…” appears to be a demilitarized version of the C-130 Hercules, intended for other government department usage. Per the entry “N2189M-N2731G” on the “Source Watch” website, the aircraft is “widely alleged to be a CIA-operated aircraft. Under its previous registration of N2189M it achieved notoriety for being allegedly involved in extraordinary rendition. It was re-registered in December 2006 under a new tail number, N2731G.”
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Michael Manns - Thanks for sending me that. That's pretty cool
        
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Filming fun at SRQ yesterday with a visit from SCULLY, the mascot for the 2017 World Rowing Championships. This 9-day event will be held Sept 23 – Oct 1 at Nathan Benderson Park so get your tickets now at http://www.wrch2017.com. We will share the full video soon, so stay tuned! A special shout out to JetBlue, American Airlines and Swissport for their support.
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The Sarasota-Bradenton area is a year-round multi-sport destination. SRQ is proud to partner with Visit Sarasota County, the Bradenton Area CVB to continuously promote our community as a preferred destination. We anxiously await over 1,700 athletes and thousands of spectators from more than 60 countries who will descend on Nathan Benderson Park for the World Rowing Championships this fall. SRQ can’t wait to welcome the world to Sarasota! Get your tickets at http://WRCH2017.com now. Don’t miss a single stroke!
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This week is National Dream Experience Week. What’s your dream experience? Is it to go to the Grand Canyon, spend days rafting down a river or go bungee jumping? Or maybe you prefer something less extreme like enjoying a luxury spa day? National Dream Experience Week is about making the lives of those you love and care about more fun and interesting. This week, have fun, do something different and treat yourself to a new adventure. #AdventuresBegin@SRQ
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Did you know that today is Army Day? We recognize and thank those not only in the Army, but also in all armed services, for your service and sacrifice. Army Day is a great chance to help make a difference in the lives of people who gave everything to make a difference in yours.
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Seen@SRQ: On Tuesday, Operations staff located a Cessna 414A Chancellor with tail number XB-FJX on the Dolphin Aviation ramp. The XB- indicates it is registered in Mexico. The Cessna 414A is an American light, pressurized, twin-engine transport aircraft that was introduced in 1978 as an improved variant of the Cessna 414. It has a narrower vertical tail, longer span bonded wet wings without tip tanks, a lengthened nose, re-designed landing gear, and is powered by two 310hp (231kW) TSIO-520-N engines. It can hold up to 8 passengers and one or two crew members.
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SRQ is a proud supporter of the 2017 World Rowing Championships and the Sarasota Film Festival. Get your tickets for the WRCH at http://WRCH2017.com and enter to win two complimentary tickets to "Dare to Be" at the Sarasota Film Festival on april 7th!
        
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Construction on the new FAA Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) is progressing nicely. On Tuesday, workers installed the glass on top of the ATCT, about 120 feet up in the air!
http://www.fox13news.../244489459-story
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport reaches new heights
1 week ago
Roisin Kilgallen Barry - Wish, need, would love direct flights from HPN to SRQ and Bradley International Airport (KBDL) to SRQ. With LGA under construction, these smaller nearby airports would provide a better alternative than JFK.
3 weeks ago
Max Mirnyi - Yes baby!!! Looks great. More more more direct flights now, right????
4 weeks ago
Cyndy Argalas - Great! Just need more direct flights from EWR to SRQ please
4 weeks ago
Mark F. LaRobardiere - Nice ! Hopefully you'll be able to see direct flights to and from Syracuse soon !
4 weeks ago
Rosemarie Perrotti - Yea!! Now all they need are direct flights from CT and Rhode Island 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
        
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Did you know that today is Manatee Appreciation Day? Join us in raising awareness for these local, endangered gentle giants that are such a significant presence in our community. #SavetheManatees
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Enrollment for TSA Precheck to return to SRQ in June and August this year! For those who were unable to make a reservation for the previous 3 events, the TSA PreCheck Enrollment event will return to SRQ on weekdays between June 5 -16 and July 31-August 11. Mark your calendars now ~ more details to follow in a couple of months!