Florida Aviation Historical Society


The Florida Aviation Historical Society (FAHS) is dedicated to preserving Florida’s aviation heritage and to promoting Florida aviation, aerospace and airports. FAHS was founded in 1977 in the Tampa Bay area by aviation enthusiasts who joined together to record, honor and perpetuate Florida’s rich aviation heritage.

Since 1977, FAHS members have built and flown reproductions of some historic aircraft. The reproduction 1914 Benoist Airboat was flown out of St. Petersburg, Florida basin to Tampa by pilot Ed Hoffman, Sr. in 1984. It is on display at the St. Petersburg Museum of History.

FAHS celebrated 100 years of this first historic flight in 2014. All the organization activities are performed by volunteers and has no paid employees.


Time: Saturday, July 27, 2024, 10:30 AM

Address: 451 8th Ave, SE, St. Petersburg, Florida

Albert Whitted Airport Preservation Society Building

Monthly Meetings

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Florida Aviation Historical SocietyAlbert Whitted Airport, 451 8th Avenue SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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