Community Programs
A significant component of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority's Strategic Plan is to create and foster a highly committed customer-focused culture. One means of attaining that goal is to have a vital community outreach program in place. This program establishes ways to communicate, educate and inform our stakeholders about their airport system and its impact on the community and region.

Contact the External Affairs Department at (904) 741-2726, or djones@jaa.aero for information about any of these programs.


Some community outreach opportunities include:

Speaker's Bureau

Leaders within JAA are available to speak to civic organizations, business organizations, schools, etc., about a variety of topics related to the organization, including:

JAA Overview
  • Its Vision/Mission
  • The Board of Directors
         • Appointments of Members
  • The Executive Team
        • Division Roles and Responsibilities

Airport System
  • Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
         Terminal Expansion
  • Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport (CRG)
         Safety Initiative
  • Herlong Recreational Airport (HEG)
  • Cecil Airport (VQQ)

Economics
  • Operating Budget
  • Revenue Diversification

Current Initiatives
  • Enterprise Division
  • Security Updates
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Airport Tours

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) tours include:

• Tour of terminal and concourses
• Walk through security checkpoint area*

Minimum age: Third Grade
Group size: Minimum 15, maximum 30, including all teachers and chaperones
Tour times: Twice a month; 10:30 – about 11:30, on Mondays or Fridays. Tours may be scheduled after business hours based on staff availability.
Contact: Community Relations Administrator, 741-2726

 

Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport (JAXEX) tours include:

• Visit flight school, observation area and control tower*
• Presentation by JAA staff

Minimum age: First Grade
Maximum group size: 30, including teachers and chaperones
Tour times: Twice a month, based on staff availability
Contact: JAXEX Airport Manager, 641.7666

 

Cecil Airport tours include:

Airfield tour of various tenants including: Airport Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF), Flightstar Aircraft Services, Florida State College of Jacksonville, Navy Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, Coast Guard, and Army National Guard.

Minimum age: Middle or high school students
Maximum group size: 40
Tour times: Twice a month, flexible times
Contact: Our tour schedule is full until Spring 2016. Please check back then.

 

Herlong Recreational Airport tours include:

• Tour of the Fixed Base Operator Terminal
• Demonstration of fire fighting equipment*
• Presentation on flight by tenant flight schools/clubs, including sitting in an airplane*

Minimum age: None. Tour may be customized to the children’s ages and purpose of the visit
Maximum group size: 20, including teachers and chaperones
Tour times: Twice a month; flexible hours
Contact: Herlong Airport Manager, 783-2805

*Availability depends on operational needs.


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Holiday Music Program

Imagine coming to the airport during the busy holiday season and being greeted by the joyful sound of children's voices singing familiar holiday tunes. For two weeks in December, the JAA invites local elementary, middle, and high schools to bring their student choirs and/or bands to the central courtyard area to entertain passengers hurrying to catch their planes, or arriving for a holiday visit.

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