Friday, April 16, 2010

YP Tours New Airport Site

Thanks to everyone who joined us this week on our behind-the-scenes tour of the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport! Special thanks to Dina, Michelle and Jamie for organizing the logistics, arranging the sponsorship, and coordinating with our wonderful tour guide!

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (April 16, 2010) - Young Professionals @ the Beach (YP@TB), the area's premier organization for up and coming business men and women, were the lucky guests to tour the nearly completed Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) in Panama City on April 14th. The local group boarded a tour bus guided by Access Public Relations' Amy Ausley and sponsored by Panama City Beach business Graham & Company. Those on board were able to see firsthand the airport entrance, terminal, jetway, ride down the runway and even go inside the control tower for a bird's eye view of the entire property. Much of the ground covered on the tour will not be seen by the general public until the airport opens next month.

With over 50 YP@TB members and non-members in attendance, YP President Cory Fosdyck felt the turnout offered growth potential for the relatively new organization. "I believe the success of this event will catapult YP@TB's membership growth. We received a number of applications and all of the feedback from patrons after the trip was extremely positive."

The airport tour was part of the group's meeting schedule, which alternates social events with professional development lunches and semi-annual field trips. The group's members come from Okaloosa, Walton and Bay counties with the mission of bridging social, geographic, political and economic boundaries across Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast.

For more information about YP@TB contact the Walton Area Chamber ( or 850-267-0683) or Panama City Beach Chamber ( or 850-235-1159).

YP Members Erica & Michelle on-site
30A TV Interviews YP Advisory Board Member Dina Bevis on-site
Airport Entrance
Down the Runway End of Runway

New Control Tower Walking Up Inside Tower Inside Tower - another view

Looking Down!
Outside Tower
Runway Speed
Terminal and Runway
Terminal Front
Top Terminal
View from the Terminal

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