Things to do in Northeast Florida this Thanksgiving Weekend

Northeast Florida is a great place to be during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. You can enjoy delicious meals, spend time with friends and family, and explore many fun activities around town. If you want something to do, there is no excuse to be bored this weekend.  To help you make some Thanksgiving plans, here is […]

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Tips for Navigating Your Holiday Travel

Tis the season for family gatherings, traditional meals, and making memories. It’s also the season for scheduling flights, packing, mingling with thousands of others trying to get somewhere else and making sure you arrive at your destination still full of holiday spirit. While we can’t make that 3 hour flight go faster, or your cousin’s […]

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New Pet Relief Area Opens at JAX

If you have ever traveled with a pet or service animal, you know that it can be stressful. Logistics can be tricky, including finding a place for your furry friend to “go” once you’ve passed through the security checkpoint. The staff at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) has made it a bit easier to handle by […]

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Art Takes Flight at Herlong Airport

Until 2012, the public outreach program at Herlong Recreational Airport (HEG) consisted of walking tours of the airport for students and others interested in aviation. After walking around the terminal, showing them a few airplanes and explaining airport operations, the tour concluded with a short period of Q & A. Herlong staff and the new airport […]

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Homeward Bound: How “Joey the Cat” was Reunited with His Family After a Month-Long Airport Adventure

Imagine taking a cross-country flight with your furry friend. Once you’ve completed the journey, you can’t wait to get home. You walk to your car, begin loading luggage and your pet into it. Disoriented from medication and the long trip, the animal gets spooked and escapes in the airport’s parking garage. You search for hours, […]

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A Note About JAX’s Music Program

Randell Briggs Talk a little about what you do when you’re not playing at the airport. I work on my boat as much as I can, work on new music for the airport, shoot and edit video for my DVD presentation which is scored with my original soundtracks and enjoy life. How did you get started playing your kind […]

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Limited time offer: Enroll for TSA Precheck at JAX!

  Been thinking about signing up for TSA Precheck, but just been too busy traveling? Well, for a two week period,  you can schedule an appointment at a temporary office in Jacksonville International Airport*: October 24-28 – 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. October 31 – November 2 – 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. November 3-4 – 8:00 […]

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You won’t “Believe” the latest nonstop route from JAX…

  In a press release issued this morning, Allegiant announced new nonstop service from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) to Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (CLE). The new service will begin on February 16, 2017 with an initial introductory fare as low as $50. “Today’s route announcement is yet another indication that Allegiant is growing in Northeast Florida,” […]

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Remembering the Day that Forever Changed Aviation – Part 5

Danny Connell, an Electrical Foreman for the Jacksonville Aviation Authority remembers 9/11, but he also had a memorable encounter the day before. “President Bush was arriving in Jacksonville on September 10,” Connell said. And since Danny had a photo of himself with the president, he was hoping to have it autographed. That morning, Governor Jeb […]

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Remembering the day that forever changed aviation – Part 4

Nearly every generation has “one event” which not only left unforgettable memories of where people were and what they were doing when it happened, but was a pivotal time in our collective history. September 11, 2001, is that event for our generation. Fifteen years ago, our nation suffered an inconceivable horror on our own front doorstep. The […]

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