Share the story of the birth of the World’s First Scheduled Airline with the world. Make all aware that pioneer aviator Tony Jannus’ inaugural flight of the 1914 St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line represents “The Birth of the Global Airline Industry” - both passenger and air freight.
- With the cooperation and support of local strategic planning partners, share our Flight 2014 vision at the local, state, national, and international levels. Outreach will include cities, societies, educational institutions, museums, chambers of commerce, and tourism development groups.
- Invite broad participation in the Centennial Celebration - beginning in the Fall of 2013, with emphasis on January 1st 2014 re-enactment activities and events throughout the Centennial year.
- Form a Flight 2014 Centennial Commission to carry the message to the State Legislature and to the US Congress via proclamations and resolutions.
- Expand the Flight 2014 Honorary Advisory Board, with the addition of nationally- and internationally-known leaders and personalities.
- Via airline in-flight magazine articles, speakers’ bureau presentations, and media and community initiatives, enlist the support and participation of academia, airlines, and aviation-related companies, including aircraft manufacturers, in recognizing and honoring the Centennial Celebration of The World’s First Airline and The Birth of The Global Airline Industry.
- Increase public awareness and appreciation for the benefits created by the commercial airline industry and related aviation industries.