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Albert Whitted Airport
Albert Whitted Municipal Airport

107 8th Avenue SE
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-5019
Pinellas County
727-893-7654

This site is located in the WestCentral region of the state. The latitude and longitude of the site is 27-45-54.40N / 082-37-37.100W.

DIRECTIONS
From I-275S, take the 1-175 E exit (Exit 9) on the left towards Tropicana Field. Merge onto I-175E. Take the exit and merge onto 5th Avenue S. Turn right onto 1st Street SE and turn slight left onto National Airlines Avenue SE(8th Avenue SE).

Named to honor former Navy aviator Albert Whitted who was killed in a 1923 airplane crash over Pensacola Bay, Whitted Airport opened in 1927 on the site of a former landfill in Tampa Bay. U.S. Coast Guard anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico began operating from this site in 1939.

Using Stearman and Waco biplanes, Whitted became a Naval V-5 pilot primary training facility in 1942. In July 1943 a platoon of V-5 pilots participated in a special primary program. Termed CAA War Training Service, this three-month instruction provided for seventy-five hours of flying time.

With the end of hostilities, this site reverted to civilian use as Albert Whitted Municipal Airport.

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