Gator Fly-In and Armed Services Appreciation Day Postponed

Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) and University Air Center (UAC) are postponing their annual Gator Fly-In and Armed Services Appreciation Day, which was scheduled for March 20, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University Air Center, 4701 NE 40th Terrace in Gainesville, Florida (general aviation entrance off Waldo Road.)

“Sadly, this morning we had to make the decision to postpone one of our favorite events, the annual Gator Fly-In and Armed Services Appreciation Day, due to continuing concerns about the COVID-19 virus our nation is experiencing,” Mr. Penksa said. “We will announce our plans as soon as possible for a new date later in the year when we look forward to safely gathering our community to learn more about aviation and celebrate our military. One of the things we were most looking forward to was our Flown West celebration, dedicated to giving thanks for the life of our dear friend, Marine Corporal Bob Gasche, and that will be something we will include in our future event. We will be back soon with an announcement of our plans.”

Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) serves North Central Florida and the Heart of Florida through all facets of aviation: commercial airlines, general aviation, military operations, medical missions and air cargo. Located in Gainesville, Florida, just minutes away from the University of Florida, GNV provides a close, convenient and competitively priced “gateway” to the Heart of Florida. During normal operations, GNV operates 16 daily departures on American Airlines and Delta with nonstop service to the international hubs of Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas Fort Worth and Miami, providing access to 343 destinations around the world in one stop. GNV is served by a full-service fixed base operator, University Air Center (UAC). With more than 350 part- and full-time employees and tenants at the airport, GNV has an annual economic impact on North Central Florida of more than $374 million. In 2019, 558,246 commercial passengers set an all-time record for passenger traffic from GNV.

University Air Center (UAC) is the Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at Gainesville Regional Airport (KGNV). It is a full-service FBO and charter operator with Citation 500/550/560 series jets; Eclipse 500 series jets and a Cirrus SR-22. UAC maintains aircraft from multi-engine jets to single engine and Multi Engine piston aircraft and operates an FAA approved, Part 141 flight school. UAC offers booking of rental cars, hotel rooms, catering and aircraft fueling services, with JetA and AvFuel 100LL. The Center is open 24 hours, a day, seven days a week, and has operated over 30 years with a perfect safety record.

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