February 2, 2022
Back by popular demand………Palm Harbor Newcomers Club will once again be touring the recently expanded Tampa International Airport. The TPA Tour will consist of three 50-to-60-minute segments: Terminal, Airfield and Behind the Scenes. The Terminal Tour will require walking the entire four floors of the main terminal. The Airfield Tour is a driving tour where participants will watch arriving and departing aircraft while driving along airport service roads to view the Airport Fuel Farm and other general aviation facilities and operations, including air cargo handling and aircraft maintenance.
The Behind-the-Scenes Tour, which includes walking and standing, will feature the Airport Operations Center and the Interline Baggage area where every piece of checked luggage is scanned. Masks are mandatory when inside buildings and on the airfield tour bus. Because the group will be touring secure areas TSA screening will be required, items not permitted past TSA security checkpoints include weapons, pocketknives, scissors etc. and are also not permitted on the tour.
On-your-own lunch will follow the tour at the airport’s P.F. Chang’s Restaurant.
The tour cost will be $10 per person. (Note: The cost of lunch is not included.) The TPA Tour is limited to 30 participants with one-third of the group taking each segment and then switching so each group of 10 gets to enjoy all three segments.
The group will carpool from Boot Ranch Target parking lot at 9 AM. Drivers needed.