Two new murals now greet passengers at Florida’s St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport (PIE).
Each murals are seen to passengers arriving and departing from Gates 7-11 and Gate 12.
Leo Gomez’s mural “GO EASY” encompasses a dreamy Tampa Bay sundown, with welcoming colours, daring textual content, and silhouettes that evoke journey and nature.
Laura “Miss Crit” Spencer’s mural is impressed by Florida native flowers and is inhabited by a wide range of bees, butterflies, and pollinators.
These new murals be part of the opposite facilities we love at PIE airport, together with an ideal artwork assortment, the PIE Pups animal remedy program, and the out of doors Bark Parks animal reduction areas.
PIE Airport can also be an ideal place to be taught some aviation historical past.
PIE airport’s location on Tampa Bay, north of St. Petersburg lays declare to being the birthplace of business air transportation.
On January 1, 1914, barely a decade after the Wright Brothers’ pioneer flight at Kitty Hawk, the primary ticket for air journey was offered by the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airport line to a fare-paying passenger.
St. Petersburg mayor A.C. Phiel (middle within the picture beneath) paid $400 to be the primary passenger on the St. Petersburg Tampa Bay Airport Line. That flight marked the start of business air transportation.
A reproduction of the Benoist amphibious airplane flown on that inaugural flight is on show within the PIE baggage declare.
Besides the place famous, all images are courtesy PIE Airport.