After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the airfield was constructed on its present site as a military flight-training base. Known then as Pinellas Army Airfield, the airport was a base for the 304th Fighter Squadron, a combat training unit of the 337th Fighter Group (Third Army Air Force). It based P-40s and, later, P-51s for the duration of World War II.

A permanent exhibit commemorating the airport's place in history is located in the terminal and dedicated to Brigadier General James H. Howard, the only European Theater fighter pilot to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in WWII and the last wartime base commander of Pinellas Army Airfield.

Following WWII, the U.S. Government gave the airport property to Pinellas County to operate as a commercial airport. It was originally called the Pinellas International Airport and given the airport call letters, PIE. The original terminal building was dedicated in 1957 and the following year the airport was renamed St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport to capitalize on recognition as a tourism destination.  In 2013, we rebranded and shortened our name to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport and adopted a new logo.

Aviation/Business Services

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) is a full service airport with commercial passenger service, military, and general aviation operations. PIE accommodates virtually any size aircraft, from jumbo jets to charter planes to private aircraft with an FAA-operated Air Traffic Control on site.

Review the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) Rules &

Fixed Based Operations

Our Fixed Base Operators provide a wide range of aviation services such as fuel sales, maintenance, repairs, parts, tie down/hangar storage, charter services and other services that can be purchased daily. Catering, pilot & passenger lounges, ground transportation, conference rooms, and weather rooms are also some of the special services offered through these on-airport businesses. Many of our Fixed Base Operators also provide ground service support and passenger service support to airlines using the main terminal.

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Signature Flight Support

Phone: (727) 531-1441
Fax: (727) 536-6567
UNICOM: 122.95
ARINC: 130.375

14525 Airport Parkway
Clearwater, Florida 33762

  • Largest Flight Service Operation
  • Online reservations
  • Corporate aviation terminal
  • 50 cents weekend takeoff (100LL)
  • Hotel and restaurant reservations
  • Limousine and National rental car reservations
  • Crew cars
  • Security camera system
  • Pilot and passenger amenities
  • Fuel Quality program
  • Catering available
  • Pilot lounge
  • Weather planning room
  • Conference Room
  • Quiet Room
  • Any questions or concerns contact the Customer Service

Hangar Size: 4 spacious hangars
Ramp Space: 5 acres

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Sheltair Aviation Services

Phone: (727) 530-3453
Fax: (727) 536-1489
ARINC: 131.975

15875 Fairchild Drive
Clearwater, Fl. 33762

Sheltair offers a spacious ramp to accommodate the largest aircraft and numerous amenities to cater to the smallest detail. There is a pilot lounge with a big screen TV, sofa, recliners, and modem hook-up capabilities. There are also shower facilities and a separate pilot's snooze room on site. For groups of up to 10, a conference room is available by request. A dedicated staff will gladly coordinate all of your arrangements, from ramp-side limo service to gourmet catering.

  • Hangar and office space available
  • 24-hour red carpet service
  • WSI weather and flight planning room
  • Remodeled facility
  • Spacious crew lounge
  • Crew snooze room and shower
  • Conference room
  • Ramp-side car rental, limousine, and taxi service
  • Courtesy transportation: crew cars/vans
  • PT Cruiser crew cars
  • Reservation arrangements (Hotel, Dinner, Limo, Car and Catering)
  • NATA line service training
  • Quick turn fueling
  • Complimentary coffee/ice and newspapers
  • Secured ramp with 24-hour video surveillance
  • Airline services
  • Rated #1 FBO at St. Pete-Clearwater International in Aviation International News 2002 Survey

Corporate Aviation

Elite Air

Elite Air Inc. is an industry-leading aircraft charter and management company founded in 2001. Headquartered at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, the company’s charter fleet includes a dozen aircraft ranging from turbo-props to heavy jets. Elite Air provides management customers on multiple continents with full-service crew, maintenance, fuel, accounting, insurance, and other services. Contact Elite Air today for any of your management or charter needs.

Aviation Training

Clearwater Aviation

4303 General, Howard Dr., Clearwater, FL 33762

Phone: (727) 538-0318

  • Approved Part 141 Flight Academy (est. 2002)
  • VA (Veteran) Approved Training Facility
  • Full Socata Aircraft Fleet
  • Private Pilot through Multi Engine Instructor Ratings
  • Complex & High Performance Training Available
  • Discovery Flights & Scenic Flights Available
  • Aerial Photography Flights Available
  • Aircraft Rental Available
  • FAA CATS Testing Center (All FAA Tests available)
  • Full Aircraft Maintenance Facility (Piston, Turbine & Jet Aircraft)
  • Annual Inspections, Pre-Buy Inspections, Regular Maintenance, Phase Inspections
  • Aircraft Maintenance Management and Storage

T Black Aviation

(Sheltair Aviation Services)

T Black Aviation offers Aviation Ground School, Flight Training, A&P and Inspection Authorization (IA) Certifications, Maintenance and Maintenance Training. They are authorized to give all FAA, FCC, and NCATT written exams. T Black Aviation also offers a Pilot Shop with a large variety of pilot supplies and training materials, located inside SheltAir.

Services include aircraft rentals, flight training, pilot supplies, course and exams for A&P/IA certifications, aircraft interiors, contract maintenance, maintenance training, annual & pre-buy inspections and more.

National Aviation Academy

National Aviation Academy is an Aviation Maintenance Technology training school. Their 14-month program leads to the FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Certification. The A&P certificate is required to perform maintenance on most aircraft in the U.S.

A career as an Aviation Maintenance Technician can be very rewarding. There is potential to earn excellent compensation, and aviation is one of the fastest growing industries in the world.

ATP Flight School

(Signature Flight Support)

(800) ALL-ATPS


(Sheltair Aviation Services)

(727) 216-6677

Daviation offers flight services including pilot training and flight instruction, aerial photography, corporate pilot services, and aircraft management.

Unmanned Aircraft Operations (Drones)

To coordinate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations within 5 miles of St. Pete-Clearwater Int'l Airport (PIE), drone operators are now to go to and complete the appropriate waiver paperwork.



For reservations and information 24/7, including Gates Passes and Wheelchair assistance call 702-505-8888 (wait times for calls vary)

For lost & found and baggage inquiries, call 702-830-5924
Allegiant does not have a phone in the terminal.

To purchase tickets, the Allegiant Ticket Counters are as follows:
(Note:  Allegiant does not accept cash for tickets or services)

  • Monday 5:00-7:00 PM
  • Tuesday CLOSED
  • Wednesday CLOSED
  • Thursday CLOSED
  • Friday 5:00-7:00 PM
  • Saturday 4:30-6:30 PM
  • Sunday CLOSED
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