Aviation in Florida

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Aviation in Florida
Aviation in the United States
Florida State Flag
Commercial – primary 20
Commercial – non-primary 22
General aviation 58
Other public-use airports 29
Military and other airports 24
First flight
  • 1878 - Balloon
  • 1914 - Heavier than air

Florida's first aeronautical event occurred on 28 January 1878, when a balloon flew over Jacksonville.[1] Florida's hosted the first airline flight on New Year's Day 1914.[2]


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Commercial service


Government and military



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