St. Petersburg, Florida: Full-Size Replica of World's First Airliner

Stainless steel replica of the Benoist Airboat, which flew former St. Petersburg Mayor Abe Phiel to Tampa for $400 on January 1, 1914. Unveiled Dec. 2020.

Address:
397 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, FL
Directions:
Drive east to the end of 2nd Ave. NE. Turn right and park in the Pelican Lot, then walk to the airplane sculpture, which is next to the marina.
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Full-Size Replica of World's First Airliner.

Full-Size Replica of World's First Airliner

The story behind the first airliner is wonderful. History plaques are all over the promenade. Read them. Its basically a full-sized replica aluminum plane on a stick. Pay to park. Really busy area, as there are many visitors in that area for other reasons. If you like aviation history, or just history, it's a pleasant surprise.

[Randy Hoopes, 02/06/2022]

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