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ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

The Thrill of Flight

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Program #16190RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
To fly, to soar into the heavens has captivated people since Icarus mythologically put on wings and flew toward the sun. Learn about the many ways flight has impacted our lives and see what’s behind the thrill (a mixture of excitement and fear) that almost everyone experiences the first time they feel the rush of takeoff and look out the window of an airliner at the receding earth below. Return to the beginning of scheduled air travel when in January 1914, the very first airliner flew from St. Petersburg to Tampa. Explore the award-winning Tampa International and a small general aviation airport. Hear pilots and flight experts bring to life the history of aviation and the triumphs of famous aviators and speculate on the future of flight.


Highlights

• Visit a small airport for private and business airplanes on St. Petersburg's beautiful waterfront.
• At Tampa International Airport, appreciate its architecture and the challenges of airport security, airfield maintenance, cargo transport and more.
• Visit the busiest and largest Coast Guard Air Station in the country.

Activity Notes

Boarding/disembarking coaches, standing during field trips, climbing stairs, some uneven terrain, some sites without elevators.

Coordinated by Eckerd College.


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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips

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4.9
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