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What If?

By Devin Rodriguez, Whitney Elfstrom and Timothy Fanning A small plane approaching Albert Whitted Airport made an emergency landing last Wednesday on a busy street 1.5 miles southwest of the university. Miraculously, no one was seriously injured. But what if the Cessna 402B had come down a few moments later, when the plane was about […]

Proposal to abolish USFSP’s independent accreditation clears first hurdle as stunned campus processes the news

Airport plan would help campus grow

By Devin Rodriguez If the main runway at Albert Whitted Airport is shifted a quarter mile to the east, the planes that buzz the campus would be higher and quieter. It might be possible for the growing university to have taller buildings, too. But the runway extension would cost $12.5 million and require a host […]

Proposal to abolish USFSP’s independent accreditation clears first hurdle as stunned campus processes the news

Potential Albert Whitted runway extension still years away

A proposed runway extension at Albert Whitted Airport is still at least six years away. In November 2015, St. Petersburg City Council approved $50,000 for a study exploring the possibility of extending the southwest-to-northeast runway 1,300 to 1,800 feet to the east, into Tampa Bay (toward the right in the photo above). For Albert Whitted, […]

Proposal to abolish USFSP’s independent accreditation clears first hurdle as stunned campus processes the news

Airport runway study nears completion

Proposed Extension: The airport’s main runway runs from left to right in this photo, with one end just across First Street S from the university. The city is studying the feasibility of extending the runway 1,300 to 1,800 feet to the east (right in the photo). [Courtesy of Google Maps] A city study that could […]

Proposal to abolish USFSP’s independent accreditation clears first hurdle as stunned campus processes the news