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Contemporary Artwork at PIE Airport

Two new murals now greet passengers at Florida’s St. Pete–Clearwater Worldwide Airport (PIE).

Each murals are seen to passengers arriving and departing from Gates 7-11 and Gate 12.

Leo Gomez’s mural “GO EASY” includes a dreamy Tampa Bay sundown, with welcoming colours, daring textual content, and silhouettes that evoke journey and nature. 

Laura “Miss Crit” Spencer’s mural is impressed by Florida native flowers and is inhabited by a wide range of bees, butterflies, and pollinators.

These new murals be part of the opposite facilities we love at PIE airport, together with an important artwork assortment, the PIE Pups animal remedy program, and the out of doors Bark Parks animal reduction areas.

PIE Airport can also be an important place to study some aviation historical past.

PIE airport’s location on Tampa Bay, north of St. Petersburg lays declare to being the birthplace of business air transportation. 

On January 1, 1914, barely a decade after the Wright Brothers’ pioneer flight at Kitty Hawk, the primary ticket for air journey was bought by the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airport line to a fare-paying passenger. 

St. Petersburg mayor A.C. Phiel (heart within the photograph under) paid $400 to be the primary passenger on the St. Petersburg Tampa Bay Airport Line. That flight marked the start of business air transportation. 

Courtesy Courtesy Nationwide Air and Area Museum Archives

A reproduction of the Benoist amphibious airplane flown on that inaugural flight is on show within the PIE baggage declare.

Besides the place famous, all photographs are courtesy PIE Airport.

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