Lee County Port Authority Tours
Ages 5 and up:
Please Note: Due to high demand, the tour schedule at Base Operations at Page Field is full through the summer. You can still contact the Lee County Port Authority about scheduling tours from May 2017 through mid-August 2017. Thank you for understanding!
Children ages 5 and up may visit Base Operations 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 can attend a 20-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 brief presentations. 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.