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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.

397 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, FL
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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