Lee County Port Authority Tours
Airport tours often include a visit to the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting station, where you get to meet firefighters and see truck demonstrations!
Ages 5 and up:
Children ages 5 and up may visit Base Ops at Page Field for a fun, hands-on tour of our general aviation airport and learn about what a typical day is like at the Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) Station. A firefighter will talk about and demonstrate the capabilities of the airport’s special emergency response vehicles, as well as show them firefighting gear that is very different than what you would normally see at a municipal fire station! Based on availability, Smokey Bear may also make an appearance to talk to kids about fire safety. Children will be able to look at aircraft, learn about flying, ask questions and will receive an airport souvenir.
Adults and community groups:
Adult visitors may tour the terminal at Southwest Florida International Airport and get a comprehensive look at how the Lee County Port Authority operates Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field. The group will attend a 15-minute, classroom-style presentation focusing on the airports’ history, social and economic benefits and impact on our region. A question and answer session will follow. Subject to availability, we will invite the Airport Police Department K-9 Unit and/or Transportation Security Administration for a brief presentation. In addition, a visit to the Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Station may be arranged to learn about the special emergency response vehicles, gear and a day in the life of an airport firefighter.
Request a tour:
Tours are available on a first come, first served basis and may be arranged by completing our Tour Request Form. All tours are subject to availability and are hosted during business hours only (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday). Please note that children’s groups require at least one chaperone per five kids. Groups can be no larger than 30 people, including chaperones. In order to ensure that all requested tour elements are available, please schedule your tour at least two weeks before your planned visit. Special requests for specific tour topics or talk points will be handled on a case-by-case basis.